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Hired to assassinate a renegade wizard, swordswoman Cinnabar resents having to bring the Duke’s son along so he can claim credit for her work. He doesn’t know he’s been infected with treachery spells…and she doesn’t know she’s going to fall in love with him.
This story originally appeared in SWORD & SORCERESS 25, November 2010.
|Publisher:||Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
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About the Author
As Deborah Wheeler, she wrote two science fiction novels, JAYDIUM and NORTHLIGHT, and had short stories in Asimov’s, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Sisters of the Night, Star Wars: Tales from Jabba’s Palace, Realms of Fantasy, and many of the SWORD & SORCERESS and Darkover anthologies. Her most recent projects include continuing the Darkover series (THE FALL OF NESKAYA, ZANDRU’S FORGE, A FLAME IN HALI, THE ALTON GIFT, HASTUR LORD, and THE CHILDREN OF KINGS, forthcoming in 2013). She’s also working on an original fantasy series, THE SEVEN-PETALED SHIELD. Two of her short stories (“Mother Africa” in Asimov’s in 1997 and “The Price of Silence” in F&SF in 2009) were awarded Honorable Mention in the Year’s Best SF. She’s also edited several fantasy anthologies.
She lives in the redwood forests near Santa Cruz, California. In between writing, she has sojourned in France, worked as a medical assistant to a cardiologist, revived an elementary school library, studied Hebrew, classical piano, and yoga, and has been active in the women’s martial arts network community.