The First Sacrifice
by Peter Sahui
Published: July 1, 2011.
Artorius of Cairbrunn hates being dead.
In life, he was a hero, protector to emperors and scourge of the barbarians. Now, hundreds of years later, he's been summoned back to the mortal world -- and telling hero from villain is not as simple as he once thought.
A fantasy short story about right, wrong, fallen kingdoms, rising upstarts, love, loss, and what we'll do for those we care about.