Bodyguard to the Empress Ralna is attacked by three men in an inn, dispatching them easily with her sword, and finds her father’s old adviser dying outside the door, killed by those same three and with a message that her sister is being married and her father wants her to return.
Though she’d vowed never to go back to the old village, she had to go and find out what was going on.
That’s the plot of this heroic fantasy short story, first published in a book titled NEW AMAZONS, edited by Margaret Weis. We’ve got a swordswoman dealy with her weapon and a wizard just as deadly with his weapons.
Wouldn’t mind seeing more from this character. Can be had HERE.