The fourth and final short story in the Beforetimes series is “The Imperator” in which Laria, accepting that the decades-long conflict is over, relinquishes her rank and sets off to reconcile what the war has brought them to. A bonus Epilogue brings the Beforetimes to a close and sets the stage for Afterlands: After the Harrowing, a novella to be released December 18, 2021.
The four short stories about what happened before the opening pages of After the Harrowing are presented on this website and will remain here for free.
Each story highlights main characters of Afterlands and reveals events leading to the end of the Continent’s war between the King and his sister’s cult of “the Mother”.
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[Please keep in mind that Beforetimes tales may be dark as they all occur before the “dawn”. This story isn’t scary at all, though. I promise.]