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“The War Of The Wheat Berry Year” by Sarah Avery

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Stisele has betrayed her land of Imlen, and now she must help the people of Miaaro defend themselves against those she’s known since birth. To prepare for the attack, she must sacrifice the powers of Augury that Imlen once granted her. No longer in communication with the dead and with the weather-callers against her, Stisele leads her army into battle. Having been trained well, the battle should be hers to win – until she faces an adversary that makes it that much more personal.

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About the Author
Sarah Avery won the 2015 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for her contemporary fantasy novella collection, Tales from Rugosa Coven, which follows the adventures of some very modern Pagans in a supernatural New Jersey even weirder than the one you think you know. Trafficking in Magic, Magicking in Traffic, an anthology she coedited with David Sklar, includes stories from James Enge, Darrell Schweitzer, and Elizabeth Bear. Her short fiction has appeared in Fantasy Scroll and Jim Baen's Universe, as well as Black Gate, where she has also been a columnist for many years. She's an escaped academic with a Ph.D. in English Literature and a private practice as a writing coach. Her newest book, The Imlen Brat, debuts in October 2016. Alfie Award winning editor John O'Neill describes The Imlen Brat as "a tale of court intrigue, fast-changing alliances, and the constant subtle peril of being an adopted daughter in an enemy royal house ... a compact Game of Thrones, with mighty pirate kingdoms, weather wizards, quarrelsome ghosts, curses, and secret magics." She lives in Maryland with her husband and sons. You can find out more and download free reads at her website.
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