1 Work in Tristhad Week 2016
He lifts himself away from the fire, finishing his thin broth and walking through the rows of stone huts with empty gardens, sitting heavily on the frozen ground.
They had cut into the frozen earth like the belly of an enemy to sew seeds in early May, surviving the back-breaking work only because it was an effort of hope.
This is not an enemy like the Saxons, who have come again and again to Britannia like a tide against the shore. They take footholds where they can, and spread over the land south of the wall, taking bites from the land with small raids and then settling. Arthur cannot get there before the act is done, cannot undo the lost lives by killing.
There is enough to worry about otherwise.
A sequel to Postwar and Irrevocable Condition, set ten years after the latter. The sun is weak, the winter is long, and the crops are failing to survive. Transformation is inevitable. Welcome once again to Tristhad Week!