This short story collection is a baker's dozen of tales that range from silly, to puzzling to downright terrifying.
Excerpt from THE KING’S BEST SOLDIER:
Doing bad things for a good reason always sounds better beforehand than it does afterward.
Two days after midwinter, Beric saw Danzia, the most famous of all the Dakhanni, standing in the snow, thin as a blade. Hard as steel. He saw her because she allowed him a glimpse of her. Fear seized him when he saw her standing there, merely looking at him. If she was close enough to see, she could have executed him any time for the deed he had done. The deed that now haunted him like the demon woman herself.
Beric’s village lay only a little further. He had been pushing himself through the bitter cold, under the heavy sky, for two days. He longed to see his home one more time. Each beat...