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Title: The Pig Wars
Author: M. K. Theodoratus
Genre: Medieval Fantasy, Historical Fantasy
Lady Renna hates the political infighting over who's going to rule the Marches, but her loathsome neighbor plots to control her lands and magic to win the fight to become ruler. Renna becomes a political pawn and must fight to save her life when forced to use forbidden elf-fire.
Growling, a hound ventured closer to Black Tail. The sow rushed him, and he twisted away. The pig grabbed his tail and stomped on him. Whirling on her hind legs, she whacked him against the rock, making a streak of blood as the carcass slid down.
"Blast. I didn't know pigs fought like that!" the peasant yelled when the dog lay lifeless.
"Stop her. You're the one who's supposed to have elf powers."
Renna unshadowed and stepped into the clearing, still holding her power tight inside her. The hoe, with its sharp metal blade, hung ready at her side. "Mayhap you might return to where you came from before my pig kills all your dogs."
"What's a little thing like you going to do against two grown men, girlie?" The bumpkin sneered after one glance at her in her grimy clothes. "I'm a trained warrior from Linden's camp—better get on your way, like a good little lamb."
With a heft of the hoe, Renna asked, "You want to find out how dainty I am?"
The guard's hand rested on his plain belt, but he made no move. Her warrior's braid hanging to the hem of her patched tunic should have been sign enough of her power, Renna thought. She seldom wore her veteran's belt decorated with many gold insignia earned during the Rebellion that would have alerted them to trouble if she were in the habit of wearing the heavy thing.
He's right. I am alone.
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A Northern California gal, M. K. Theodoratus has been intrigued by fantasy since she discovered comic books and the land of Oz. Some of her early favorite authors as a teen were A. Merritt, Andre Norton, Catherine L. Moore, and Fritz Lieber. She has traveled through many fantasy worlds since then. Now she enjoys reading Lee Child, Patricia Briggs, Sharyn McCrumb, Neil Gaiman, and Carol O'Connell among others.
When she's not disappearing into other writer's worlds, she's creating her own alternative worlds -- that of Andor where demons prey and that of the Far Isle Half-Elven where she explores the social and political implications of genetic drift on a hybrid elf/human people. Magic and mayhem are her favorite topics.
She now lives in Colorado.
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