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The Fox’s Daughter

I had been asking myself the same question since I looked at Kenji’s map. If Kimiko was at fault and the act was malicious, would I, in order to protect the villagers under my care, be forced to deal with her and thus make a mortal enemy of someone as powerful as Lady Kuzunoha? Someone I still considered a friend? I wasn’t as sure of the answer as I wanted to be, but I still had a faint hope, and I clung to it tightly.

When the messenger arrived at my Kamakura estate, I knew he wasn’t human, and that meant trouble.
Fall to Rise

Toro used the brief truce to catalogue his resources. He wore a short sword, with which he was moderately capable, but his real weaponry was all concealed. While the knives were his tool of preference, he had others, including a couple of rare items he'd been saving for a suitable eventuality. He'd have traded them for a flask of water. The room was hot and airless, his throat was bone dry, and these trials had been known to drag on for hours.

The room was hot and airless, his throat was bone dry, and these trials had been known to drag on for hours.
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As Tight As Any Knot

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Introduced by Marie Brennan and Alyc Helms, the two authors behind the M.A. Carrick pen name, in an interview conducted and engineered by M.K. Hobson.
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