Shadowplay: Act 1, Scene 3

in which the history of the Kumani is illuminated and illusions are broken Guilded life, at least in Keshena’s experience, was about one part education to nine parts indoctrination.  She had never properly joined a guild before, but had spent a great deal of time on the periphery of several, and decided long ago that …

Shadowplay: Act 1, Scene 2

in which a summit is held in an uncomely place (featuring one costume change)     Keshena had got the measure of the city from the gates.  The cold was sharp, a slap in the face that drove thoughts out of her head, and she welcomed it.  She welcomed the assiduous indifference of its people – …

Shadowplay: Prologue

She’s going to fall. It’s not the dirt her boots have churned to bloody mud.  She’s up to her ankles in it, rooted like a tree, couldn’t be more stable.  In fact, it’s going to take the blow of the hammer currently headed for her back to even knock her free.  She goes to her …