I was in my fourteenth summer when the Mexicans rode against us. Twelve moons later, I took my revenge. And though Ussen has drawn visions of a terrible future in my mind, I will not be vanquished. I belong to this land: to the wide sky above my head, to the sweet grass beneath my feet. Here I must die.
But first I will live and I will fight.
I am a warrior. I am Apache.
THE GOLDSMITH'S DAUGHTER
In the golden Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, people live in fear of the gods. A girl born under an ill-fated sky, Itacate is destined to a lifetime of submissions and domestic drudgery. But she has a secret passion, one which she can tell no one for fear of death. When she falls in love with a Spanish invader and her secret is endangered, Itacate must fight for her life. Can she defy the gods and escape her destiny?
What kind of girl steals the clothes from a dead man's back and runs off to join the army? A desperate one, that's who.
World been turned on its head by that big old war, and the army seemed to be like the safest place to be, until we was sent off to fight them Indians. And then? Heck! When Death's so close you can smell his breath, aint nothing makes you feel more alive.
HELL AND HIGH WATER
It was a man. Drowned. Dead. Lying on the sand, waves breaking over his back. The body should be moved, but Caleb couldn't manage alone. Yet who in this godforsaken place would help him?
BEYOND THE WALL
Britannia. A conquered land.
Running. Weeping. Blood on her lips. Blood in her mouth. Blood that is not her own.
After maiming her master, Cassia has no choice but to run. Beyond the river, far to the north stands Hadrian's Wall - the furthest limit of the might Roman Empire. And beyond the wall? Freedom. With dogs on her trail and a bounty on her head, the journey seems impossible. But then Cassia meets Marcus - slick, slippery, silver-tongued - a true and perfect son of Rome. And her only hope.