Credits: Sole author
Notes: This story was written as a tie-in to my novel The Conqueror’s Shadow. However, you needn’t have read one to enjoy the other.
The story is no longer available from the Pulse website–it is, after all, a monthly e-zine, and April is over–but I’ve made the story available here. (The link takes you directly to the PDF.) Although it says "Continued from Spectra Pulse" in the document, don’t worry; what’s in the document is the entirety of the story.