Four short stories from Kaiatan, the world of Unexpected Heroes. Mermaids, shapeshifters, and winged people--oh my!
In an underwater village in Nokailana, can the friendship of the new boy and a pretty girl last, or will his arrogant dad force them apart?
In the desert of Iskra, for a young man to be considered an adult, he must live alone in the desert for a month without weapons or supplies, if the desert doesn't kill him first.
In Darrendra, land of the shape-shifters, a young woman competes to be a five-year champion in a cross-country horse race, but can she triumph without her brother at her side?
In winged Ioj, prejudice against a new priest's back-country origins might send him home in shame.