A Zahnia Short, part 1

A brief bit of fiction from Sartorially Smart Heroines, set in the same world as his novel-in-development, First Empress. I’ve had a look at the first few chapters, and I can’t wait to see more.

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*Sigh* Yet another weekend where I probably won’t have opportunity to post a new write up. So, instead of leaving my lovely readers hanging, I’ve decided to post a short story I wrote based around one of the characters from my novel-in-progress, First Empress. The character is Zahnia the Chronicler, one of the “immortal” characters from the novel. At around nine-years-old, Zahnia was rendered incapable of aging by essentially an Iron-Age equivalent of mad scientists (mad alchemists? mad arcanists?). Clever and inquisitive, Zahnia’s talents are recognized by Queen Viarraluca, who pays for her education and recruits her as a spy and historian.

The following story takes place some 1,800 years after the First Empress story. Stuck forever in the body of a child, Zahnia currently works undercover as a spy, burglar, and assassin to protect the Tollesian Empire. The story features a Napoleonic-Era technology level with new characters…

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