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together with its prequel

Sarvet's Wanderyar



For my mother,with love, respect, and admiration


And for Paty,whose liking for the Hammarleedings

encouraged me to tell Livli’s story



Livli’s Gift

Livli rerolled the scroll carefully, returned it to its pigeonhole, and sighed. The whisper of her breath sounded loud in the quiet space, as had the crackle of the brittle parchment and the faint click of the closing cabinet door.

The tale of The Princess and the Griffon did not have the reference she was looking for. Neither had The Lindworm's Eyrie nor Triton's Egg.

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