Conor is a law keeper, fighter and warrior. Gray is his Hound. Linked together by a bond of mind and mission, they walk together through a world of political weakness and religious terror.
Conor led the army that won the war against the bonded. Prophecies seemed fulfilled and peace at hand. Yet the conflict brought hungry empires and forces far worse than those of men into the southlands.
A carefully crafted selection of short stories based in the same world as the realistic and gritty fantasy novels 'Almost a Myth,' and 'Slaughter by Strange Means.' A soldier running from a burning city, a woman dreaming of a peaceful life past, a warrior on a deadly mission, a lawman investigating a murder with no killer; all these unique tales are set in a familiar yet distant world in turmoil.