Title: The Beast of Gantu
Brynna and Erling are Norin’s elite sniper team. They are undercover, slaves to the enemy, attempting to steal the rifle that will turn the tide of the war. When Erling is shot, Brynna refuses to call off the mission; instead, she forms an alliance with a fellow officer and Marcus, a local glasswright. As the three struggle to procure the rifle and the men vie for Brynna’s attention, Brynna encounters the horror left in the wake of the Beast of Gantu. She determines to kill the Beast and prove the capability of the rifle. Her hunt forces her to grapple with her motives, but just when she learns to stand on her own, a heart-rending betrayal drives her to the edge of her strength where she must decide where her loyalties lie.
Marcus leaned on the porch rail, breathing deeply, and welcomed the breeze after the stuffy warmth of the tavern.