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I loved this collection of short stories! Excited to read more from this author!
– Amanda Carney, Author.
A great collection of brutal tales from the sand-covered wastes. I really enjoyed it.
– Goodreads review.
He turns them away, he breaks their hearts and crushes their dreams. But when they rave at Nail, when they spit in his eye and curse his name, they seldom realise they’re killing a part of him. Today though, Nail plans to save lives, not take them. Nail plans to break the rules.
The full moon is fast approaching, and Aari, sunken God of the Sands, is awaiting his sacrifice. A diligent disciple, Tiana is more than eager to oblige. Her target chosen, her plan devised, Tiana is ready to end a life.
Boots are indistinguishable from gold, to a man in a world of walking. Harlan Thrones, Master Cobbler, is intent on passing down his trade. He believes in the craft, in the slow execution of a beautiful product. On the cusp of his apprentice’s first full build, Harlan regales the tale of how a strange man once taught him the importance of watching the road.
Madam Brown has lain eyes on the Phantom of the Frontier. Like all Chaperones before her, she thought it only a wives tale, a child’s story. The bullet in her shoulder says the opposite. Now, she races for Egress, for safety; she races for her life.
A man has been sentenced to walk. Dropped at the very rear of humanity’s great Caravan by Sheriff Gil Oldborne for the crime of grave misconduct. His name is Wendul Snork, and he doesn’t belong on the Shufflers