For fantasy fans looking for something completely different: a unicorn, a dragon, a zebra, and a winged cat walk into a tavern… and there the adventure starts! The heroes of Josh Boucher’s new short story collection are nothing if not unique. Read more about them below, and check out Josh’s new boxed collection here!
Sifting Out Sparks
In a desperate search for his sister, a kiffen child named Fools Gold finds himself back against a cliff, cornered by fierce warriors who speak a strange tongue. One of them spares his life and welcomes him to their home: a gladiators’ paradise, the remote, ice-encrusted fortress of the Strait of Vharkhana.
Die with Honor
On the run from a life of slavery, the fireborn pegasus Purity Sweet is on the hunt for new breath. Her muscles burn on the fateful day that the Vharkhanan cities she fled to all this time threaten her execution. That which follows will either define or kill her, and she no longer cares which will come to pass.
Bolted to Dreams
The Vharkhanan revolution is not over. Although it changed lives, now it will give breath to life where there is none at all, as a pegasus warrior teams up with a soulless on a daring quest. The goal: the machine’s sentience. Captures, revelations, and a battle like no other await the duo before the cliffs of Vharkhana echo with the new name of the soulless bestowed upon her: Brokkhild.
Of Flaming Contrition
Life has never been easy for the earthborn blacksmith Ilrapnir. From day one, she has faced one trial, one tragedy after another. The deepest loss to ever scar her strikes on a should-be warm summer afternoon. So the firestone has whispered her whole life, and nothing she can do will stop it. The following days will determine whether she is strong enough to serve the cliffside fortress of the Strait of Vharkhana as their blacksmith.