I had intended to finish out Book 4 before taking a month’s hiatus to plan forward and adjust to having a new baby in the house. However, this pregnancy had other plans and I am now in the hospital being induced. The last chapter (or possibly two) of Einarr and the Demon’s Fleet will be delayed until, probably, the week of June 4. Thank you for your patience.
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4.26 – A New Deal - Einarr froze a moment, frowning, certain that he’d offended her but not sure why. Then, unbidden, the memory of the… 4.25 – Unnatural Selection - The volley of arrows flew in a flaming arc from the Vidofnir across to the enemy vessel. At the peak… 4.24 – Fire Rain - Einarr limbered his bow as the enemy ships came into view. The storms that carried them after the Skudbrun swirled… 4.23 – Changing Tide - Einarr had Sinmora at the top of her swing when a pair of shoulders barreled into his knees from behind.… 4.22 – Black Horror - A report as of the snapping of planks rang out over the ocean, echoing loudly off the rocks that had… 4.21 – Red Vengeance - The Vidofnings had fought like madmen before their Singers were unleashed. Now, with both Reki and Runa driving them on,… 4.20 – Respite - Einarr clashed and clashed again with the Grendeling blocking his path – a creature no bigger than he himself was.… 4.19 – Boarding - The clink of chain was the only sound to be heard from the deck of the Vidofnir as her crew… 4.18 – Grendel - The Vidofnir and the Grendel slipped past one another in the half-light of the underground river, the passengers of each… 4.17 – Pursuit - For a moment Einarr stared dumbly after her. It had only been a few months since he’d seen her, and… 4.16 – Hammer & Anvil - Trapped. Five of them to fight of dozens of the local guards and protect Runa, when the wall of men… 4.15 – Breaking Out - To their credit, Einarr’s companions did not caution him about noise. Likely they knew it would be fruitless. Still, his… 4.14 – Temple Guards - The hallway that Einarr crept down, following the sound of the voices, was not long. What struck him as strange,… 4.13 – Secret Passage - For a long moment, all five men stared in shock at the figure on the floor. Finally, though, Einarr was… 4.12 – Dungeon’s Depths - Their vigil over Sivid’s work seemed to last for ages, even though the fact that no other guards arrived suggested… 4.11 – Blitz - The area of the yard in front of the dungeon entrance was, if anything, more heavily guarded than the front… 4.10 – Strike Team - “I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news,” Einarr said when the crews were assembled on the deck of… 4.9 – Descent - For a moment all was blackness in the stairwell where Einarr and Sivid stood, hearing only the sounds of their… 4.8 – Temple - Sivid hopped down from the crate he had perched himself on, oddly buoyant now that they were past the guards.… 4.7 – Infiltration - Einarr was among the first to slip, cloaked and hooded, off the Vidofnir’s deck and onto the stone pier below.… 4.6 – The Isle of the Cult - The remains of Langavik were an inferno behind them as the Vidofnir and the Skudbrun sailed out of port. While… 4.5 – Runes - Not without some trepidation, Einarr and the others led the two Singers back to the warehouse where they had found… 4.4 – Massacre - Bulging eyes stared blankly out of the gray-blue face of the hanged butcher. Black scabbed-over gashes formed runes on the… 4.3 – The Search Begins - For two weeks the ships pressed on, following the last path the Skudbrun had for the storm, certain that it would only… 4.2 – Alliance - When the Vidofnings gathered for supper that evening, they were joined by the greatest part of the Skudbrun’s crew –… 4.1 – An Unexpected Arrival - When the Vidofnir had emerged from the narrow fjord that served as a gateway to the ship-barrow, someone spotted the…