Ember’s Heart #83

The shadow did not return. But the coils remained, every moment of every day and night. Pressing. Squeezing. Poisoning. Always waiting for Ember to take her eyes off the mountains for just one moment so it could pull her leg a little off course and bring her down. Always. The first day out from the …

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Ember’s Heart #82

A rocket whooshed in, stabbing into the roof for an instant before exploding in a spray of shrapnel. Kaim threw himself down along with the rest, waited a moment to make sure nothing else was on fire and about to go off, then got up and helped the engineers check their ballistas. The kren fabric …

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