Western Watch — Chapter 26

Tiandraa shifts in her saddle. Stone-faced Red Hand nobles stare hard at Merreth, pausing while reaching for sword or crossbow.  A mount snorts, bends its neck, begins cropping the dried scrub grass along the roadside.  The breeze off the river Read More …

Western Watch — Chapter 23

“Fire!” Bhenny ducks as a collection of flaming branches spins through the window and hits the floor, throwing up sparks.  He tries to stomp it out, sending flecks of glowing wood skittering across the room.             Narrius kicks a small Read More …

Western Watch — Chapter 22

Agaric wrenches the sword from the dirt-scratcher’s throat and the man spasms one last time.              Pain-filled gurgles, and the slick crunch of steel hacking through bone fills his ears as his warriors dispatch the last of the armoured men Read More …

Western Watch — Chapter 20

Hurry, damn, it. They’re coming.  In seconds a thousand clan hooves will be pounding up to Little Westhold!             Merreth looks up sharply and peers along the road.  No clan. Of course, if they were on the road there’d be Read More …

Western Watch — Chapter 16

“They’re just standing around basking in the sun?” asks Charadell.  “How many?”             The scout, young and blonde, sits on her horse and shrugs.  “About sixty, Domina, and yes, that’s exactly what they seem to be doing.  There’s one in Read More …