The Beast of Basque
by Erin Hunt Rado
When Alerice Linden dies at the beginning of a story, you’re in for something good.
Having poisoned the town official who assaulted her and murdered her cousin, Alerice thought she could out-ride the Shire Reef, but after being stabbed she wakes in the Evherealme. There, Alerice discovers she is a natural-born Realme Walker, and she accepts the offer to serve the Raven Queen.
Assisting Alerice with guidance (and sarcasm) is Oddwyn, the Evherealme’s gender-fluid Herald. On her quest, Alerice meets Kreston Dühalde, a former brigade captain who is happy to fight at her side.
And what task does the Raven Queen assign? Slay a two-faced beast that preys upon innocent souls. Only, tasks aren’t always straightforward, and ‘beasts’ aren’t always mythical.
Category: Fantasy – Epic