When Amanda Lee accidentally frees an imprisoned imp, the creature rewards her with “her heart’s desire” — which apparently involves setting loose a dangerous flu that makes sorcerers’ powers misfire. Now stuck in her invisible form, Amanda seeks help from the town healer and her former lover, Juliana Scot. But Juliana is still angry with Amanda for cursing her bald during the family feud six years ago.
I like Christine Amsden’s world of Cassie Scot and her family and friends. I’ve read all of the books and I enjoyed this free short story about Cassie’s sister Juliana Scot and her former love turned enemy, Amanda Lee. It’s a quick and short read but adds just a little more to this world. If you’re a Cassie Scot fan you can sign up for Christine Amsden’s newsletter and you can get free short stories like these.
About the Author
Christine Amsden has been writing fantasy and science fiction for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and relationships, and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.
At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, which scars the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams.
Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. In addition to being a writer, she’s a mom and freelance editor.
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