This short story follows one of the beloved characters in Where the Moon Has Been: Reika, the magical heroine who battles the evil shapeshifting sorcerers in the apocalyptic Battle of the Mantling.Reika was born in Berlot, a royal princess. But women are not revered in this barbaric land, and there is a grisly price to pay if a girl is born before a male heir. Reika’s life seems doomed to horror and misery, but the clever and resourceful child takes her fate into her own hands; outwitting monsters and monarchs to claim her destiny in Miraven.
After her mother died, Tara Jackson-Smith lost her way. She struggled with her exam revision and made some bad choices.