Smoke and Gold
by Mackenzie Seidel
When Eridein Kaspers is invited to be a potential suitor to the prince of the Golden Throne, the reigning power in post-nuclear California, it is the opportunity of a lifetime--to assassinate him. Now entwined in the dark plots of the court, Eridein is caught between new alliances and duty to her cause.
Storm warning sirens wail around me as I run through Arling’s central market. The wind whips the sand up into my face and it cuts into my skin as I plow forward through the crowds pushing to get inside, away from the storm. I glance back for just a moment, adj...