In the Tower of the Witching Tree
Varkas Tales • Book 1
Shade is a master of the confidence game.
But when her latest play falls apart, forcing her to flee from the local guards, Shade finds herself climbing through a window at the top of a mysterious tower. What she finds waiting for her will draw into an entirely different sort of game—and force her to confront the pain and loss of her own past.
As a short story, it does an incredible job of feeling like part of something bigger—without making me feel like I'm missing something for not having read the other works