I had no idea what to expect here, with an unknown author and a fantasy element I rarely see done very well in this genre, especially in anything shorter than a full novel. But this was wonderful
, and just hit so many of my buttons! I enjoyed the characters quite a bit, and especially loved watching the changes in Ash as the story progressed and he grew to care about Tor. Jaye McKenna accomplished in only 130 pages a rich, vibrant story that left me both deeply satisfied and desperately craving more. Well worth a read, and I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for more by this author for sure!