Every month, in a different town across the wide World of Ere, the fresh, untested initiates of the Fellowship of Assassins convene for the Hearing of Grievances. There, petitioners attempt to prove that their would-be victim deserves death and the initiates compete to prove themselves worthy to deliver that death and become a full member.
Rakne nil Thraeci has seen Hearings come and go. For years, she's honed her skills and waited for her chance. When she gets it, she'll learn that not everyone falls to a simple knife in the dark. It will take guile, strength and luck to make sure she isn't the one that ends up dead in the end.
Rakne's Tale: Hearing of Grievances is a 13K word short story taking place in the World of Ere, a land where high magic Fantasy and Steampunk adventure collide into a new genre called Dungeonpunk. The World of Ere is also the setting of the series Rune Breaker, the pages of which Rakne first appears.