When the gods make war only one side can win, and Joros is determined to be on the right side. He leads a disparate group: a lost and damaged swordsman, a drug-addled mage, and a pair of twins who have secretly survived the edict against them.
Vylar Kaftan has published about 40 short stories in places such as Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed. She was nominated for a Nebula in 2011. She’s the founder of FOGcon, a new sf/f literary convention in the San Francisco Bay Area.