In 1328, Bruges is under siege by the Chatelaine of Hell and her army of chimeras―humans mixed with animals or armour, forged in the fires of the Hellbeast. A widowed wet nurse named Margriet de Vos leads a raiding party like Hell has never seen.
J.L. Forrest writes from the wet techno-jungles of the Pacific Northwest, the high deserts of the Rocky Mountains, or the Old Country in Roma, Italia. His work appears in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Crossed Genres, Third Flatiron, and others.