by Jacki Bentley
Mauk has lived too long in a new world settlement with almost no women. When Adina Kellin contacts him, he knows the fates have finally smiled upon him. A few years back, her charming but dishonorable father promised Mauk the female’s hand in marriage if Mauk would risk his neck to save the man’s life but then reneged on their deal. The time had come to make good on his claim.