It’s been twenty years since the Well of Tears was closed and the lands of the Rhen were freed from the spectre of Chaos. A new generation of mages are in training at the rebuilt Lyceum and people are coming to terms with their new world. But now a new enemy is approaching and the sons of past heroes must fight to keep their loved ones safe.
Jackal is a Bastard, and proud of it.
One of several groups sworn to protect the hostile Lot Lands, these half-orcs patrol the area on their giant war hogs; fighting, carousing and generally behaving more like a gang than knights.
Struggling to hold her hoof together in diminished circumstances, and separated from her two closest friends, Fetching isn’t going to give up without a fight. Not against murderous hyenas, an seemingly unstoppable orc or even the sludge that’s slowly poisoning her.
As far as most know, Jie is in training to become a Night Blossom, one of the famed courtesans of the Floating World. But that is just a cover. In truth, Jie is a member of the legendary Black Lotus Clan, a highly trained spy and assassin. Now it seems someone has discovered the truth about her and plans to see her dead.
Anonymously summoned to Castle Maniyadoc, Girtan Clubfoot and his master, assassin Merela Karn, find themselves trapped and forced into a hunt for another assassin.
After having committed an act of cathartic vigilantism, Emery Driscoll is given a seemingly straight-forward choice; go to jail or work for Aventine Security as one of their couriers.
Vyder Ironstone has been given a mission, one with a very slim chance of success but which will potentially decide the fate of kingdoms. But before he can even set off, he is waylaid and mortally wounded.
An elderly woman hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve a family heirloom for her. But to earn their reward they have to travel to a city abandoned centuries ago and find the grave it was buried in.
When their father commands them on a seemingly impossible mission, brothers Drast and Tyran have to set aside their own desires in the name of family.
Betrayed by the man she thought she loved and driven from her home, Evie soon encounters the mysterious Lachlann out in the wilds. As she comes to learn more about him, she also uncovers details about herself and the reasons for her exile.