The second of three stand-alone novellas set in the world of The Free is out now, everywhere e-books are sold: EXILE.
In this particular case, it’s about certain of the main characters from that book, and how one of them in particular wound up joining the world’s most fearsome mercenary company.
It features, amongst other things, barbarian hordes, magic on the brink of running out of control, and what happens when you jump overboard to escape your pursuers …
Here’s the publisher’s really quite accurate blurb (taken from here):
Wren is a Clever, someone who can shape the unseen forces of the world. Such powers are more a curse than a blessing, and Wren has been running all of her life — from the consequences of her actions, and from those who would use her abilities for their own ends.
Now she finally has a direction. Rumours talk of a legendary Clever living in the Hommetic Kingdom’s borderlands, a man who can teach her how to control the forces that rage inside her — if she can find him.
Yet enemies from Wren’s past hound her every step, and a horde of ferocious barbarians ravages the very lands that she must travel. Somewhere in this chaos, the Free — the most feared mercenary company in the world — are fighting against the invaders. Surely they would help her in her quest . . .
Or perhaps the Free will need her help even more.
You can pick up Exile (and, naturally, the other two novellas in the series – Corsair and Tyrant) for what I think it’s fair to call a jolly fair price from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Nook, Google Play, iTunes, and anywhere else you buy your e-books from…