After a youth of piracy, Jendara wants nothing more to settle down and raise her son among the islands she calls home. But that peace is shattered as a clan of shapeshifting pillagers make their way through the islands.
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.