The Widow's Thorn
by Jonathan Mills
Nearly a year has passed since Esther Lanark fought the Witch of Glenaster, but she is still not safe. As ward of the empire's most powerful man, she is effectively a prisoner, until an old friend appears, and tells her that Magnus, her brother, may still be alive - and that she is in greater danger now than ever. Who can she trust, and how will she escape, when so many people want her dead?