First published in the Legends 2 anthology, Stories In Honor of David Gemmell.
Part of our Aurealis Month, celebrating the Australian Aurealis Awards.
The Giant’s Lady
by Rowena Cory Daniells
As we entered the white-walled courtyard, the music stopped and every islander turned. Wyrd, they whispered.
Wyrd, they whispered. My lady stood tall, her pale hair glinting in the hot noonday sun. A full-blood T’En throwback, she
My lady stood tall, her pale hair glinting in the hot noonday sun. A full-blood T’En throwback, she did not try to hide her hair or her six-fingered hands, and her distinctive wine-dark eyes held quiet defiance. As for me, I was not a Wyrd, not even a half-blood, just a freakishly big True-man, and an ugly
one at that.
My lady headed for two seats at the end of a trestle table. By the time we reached it, the table was empty. She sat, turning her long legs to the side. Dropping our travelling bags, I took the opposite seat, where I could watch the courtyard gate.