Sixteen-year-old Einar goes to Myrtledale and into a whirlwind of tournaments, assassins, and Barbara Bloodbath’s plan for a new ice cream parlor. The tournaments and bake-off contest may end in civil war before any winners are declared.
Fran Wilde is an author and technology consultant. Her first novel, UPDRAFT, debuts from Tor in September 2015. Her short stories appear in Asimov’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Tor.com. She also produces Cooking the Books.