The finally story in my Tales from Forgotten Days collection is “In the Waste Places”. If you’ve read my earlier tale “Oil Fire”, originally published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, this story picks up right where that one left off. At some point Enanatuma from these two stories will cross paths with Puabi from “Mother River” and Sacmis from “Tear of a Sphinx”, but there are a few more stories yet to tell before they join forces. In the meantime, here is the back of book description for this one:
Ku-Aya drives her goats towards home, but danger follows close at their heels. Hungry hyenas desperate for food, sure, but something worse that drives the hyenas on.
The fog. It rolls in from the mountains at sunset. The cities built walls to protect them, but Ku-Aya’s village lies bare, only standing stones marking the graves of her ancestors keep her safe. If she reaches them in time.
A stranger fights the hyenas but stands in motionless terror at the fog. Ku-Aya knows a citydweller when she sees one, but why so far from the cities?
“In the Waste Places”, a high fantasy set in the “Goddess-Bereft World”, continues the story of Enanatuma from the story “Oil Fire”.