When Moa sees Perin, she knows he is the man she wants to marry. A chief's son and a chief's daughter: it seems the perfect match. But Perin has a terrible secret, one he cannot reveal even to his wife - and when Moa discovers it, nothing can ever be the same between them again. Fantasy short story.
When a rich glass merchant is charged with treason, no clerk or fighter will defend her in court – except for a pair of struggling newcomers desperate for cash and glory. This case could make their reputation, but only if they survive...
Gorauen has trained for years to be a champion swordfighter like her mother. But when their people rise in armed rebellion, Gorauen faces a choice: to stay safe within the pleasant confines of the life she has always known, or assume command and accept the harsh code of the blade.
When Mrs Wren finds a belligerent flower fairy living among her prized roses, her first impulse is to snip him out of her life. But fairies know how to make mortals do their bidding. Funny fantasy short story.
Sword-champion to the lord of the northern mountains, Argel has created a new home and purpose for herself. But when he sends her south again, she must face the devastation of her past - and confront Cadarn, once her friend and then her enemy, and now...something more.
The woodcutter's wife is so eager for a child that she asks the elf queen for help. But elves are tricky creatures, and a mortal woman can be drawn too deep into their games. Luckily, the woodcutter has a secret weapon. Funny fantasy story.
When a dropped peach cracks open to reveal a young boy, the elderly couple who find him aren't sure what to do. But Momo stays with them, and is a son to them, until one day he leaves to slay demons. Fantasy short story retelling the classic Japanese fairy tale of Momo Taro the Peach Boy.
Cadarn, former adventurer and now a King's Man, hunts down bandit gangs hiding in the mountains - and confronts Argel, the ruthless swordswoman who was once his friend but now leads an armed rebellion against the king.