Sheshkala, far too young for such things, left her parents and her mountain home behind to secretly follow her big brother Irarra to his apprenticeship in the city.
Then the siege began. Murderous barbarians surround the city, pounding at its ancient walls day and night.
They want the king. They want the king’s wealth. But more than that, they want to destroy the king’s library. The library where she now hides and waits and watches her brother.
“The Story for the Letters”, a short story set in a bronze age city full of secret dangers. Dangers with no qualms about harming little girls. But resourceful little girls know no fear.
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