A Gift of Fire
by Stephen B5 Jones
Sharo had been keeping to herself, working, and caring for her brother, but bitter house lords abandoned her among ruins a hundred miles from Cityscape on the eve of deadly winter, expecting her to die.
But not all is lost. It is there she finds she has a wonderful and dangerous gift which she will need to face the cold of winter, and more. Between Sharo and her home something ancient awaits.