This is THE DAUNTLESS, a novella I wrote.
You can download the Ebook at THIS LINK, or read it online here.
"Sygemund fought both the undead and the southrons during the war. Now she is on the run. Jarl Angrboda—the most unrelenting commander the Dauntless have ever known—has accused her of treason. She flees into a disintegrating realm of massacre, decay, fear and isolation. But she is not alone: an ominous whale-hunter named Qalpalik has joined in her desertion. But the whaler’s dark designs may prove to be Sygemund’s undoing, and Jarl Angrboda refuses to suffer such insult. There is no more victory left in the North. Sygemund survived the war. Now she must survive what comes after."
THE DAUNTLESS is the fourth entry in my cycle of Warcraft stories called In The Aftermath. No prior knowledge of Warcraft is required to read THE DAUNTLESS. Provided I have done my job correctly, the foreword and text should be all you’ll need. For more information on this series, see this rubric.
This story is about a lot of things. It is about the things we put into fiction and the things we take out of it. It is about the kinds of characters which creators choose to include or exclude from their work, and what stories they choose to tell about them. It is about “dark,” and “mature,” stories. It is about what Warcraft has been, has become, and might yet be. It is about trying to find humanity in the inhumane.
I hope you’ll give it a try. See you on the other side.