Coming Home by Lora S. K. Knight
Two weeks ago, Abend watched helplessly as her parents were
slaughtered in the chaos following the High Queen Autumn’s murder.
Orphaned and on the run in a wintry mortal forest, Abend stumbled upon
an ondine who promised to take her back to Faerie–but for a price. If
she agreed to protect a certain faerie child with her life, then she
herself would be given protection, shelter, and what’s more…a home.
But Abend had failed to prevent her parents’ death. How could she now
hope to protect a girl who is prophesied to become queen? The reigning
queen of this backwater realm of Faerie has plans to commit a murder of
Coming Home” is a prequel short story introducing the characters of the Crown of Seasons world.