Read Melanie's story "A Whole-Hearted Halfling," now available in the heroic fantasy anthology Champions of Aetaltis, set in the original RPG world of Aetaltis from Mechanical Muse.
"In a cool read from Melanie Meadors, a clever halfling heroine turns the table - literally - on a monster, only to discover a greater danger lurking where she least expects it.
--Carol Berg, author of Ash and Silver
More than three hundred years have passed since the fall of the Atlan Alliance, and the people of Aetaltis have finally brought order to their fractured world. Fledgling nations have grown into powerful kingdoms, thriving merchant states have re-established old trade routes, and the priests of the Enaros have rebuilt their great temples.
But in this time of hope, the shadow of an ancient evil has emerged from the darkness to threaten the world once again.
Discover a new world of adventure in this collection of pulse-pounding stories written by some of the greatest fantasy authors alive. From the vine enshrouded ruins of a lost jungle temple to the seedy back alleys of the villainous city of Port Vale, experience the thrill of heroic fantasy with these gripping tales of action and adventure.