Eight Rooks

A reclusive author meets an young adventurer who's a fan of his most notorious book.
A bounty hunter and his daughter have an unexpected guest over Christmas.
Two mercenaries uncover a secret that could bring them fame and fortune.
A traveler on a mission arrives at an ancient city under siege.
A master blacksmith's daughter sets out to win fame and fortune.
A young soldier tries to persuade a war hero to lead an insurgency.
A young orphan grows up in a post-colonial fantasy kingdom.