This is a bonus chapter to the full-length novel The Windcaster, free on Wattpad.
2094 V.F., a village 20 miles from Ptarmigan Fortress.
The sun bore down, unrelenting in its heat. Enlil sighed, wiping the sweat from his forehead, but it didn’t stop more from pouring off his hair and down his face, stinging his eyes. It was so hot he could feel his body evaporating. He didn’t complain. His older brothers were just a few metres away, and would tease him if he was the first to give up.