Story: The Woman Who Must, by Roderick Gladwish 2

Story: The Woman Who Must, by Roderick Gladwish
Winter was coming to the Black Valleys, and the first snow was grey sludge beneath the mercenaries’ boots as they struggled up the mountain. With no interest in a seventeen-year-old girl too tired to keep up, they staggered past Althea using their spent matchlocks as walking sticks. She tried to catch her breath. The forests ...