Little Girl Lost

      Tristan J. Tarwater
Little Girl Lost

Tavera is a child passed from hand to hand as a source of cheap labor in the underworld of the Valley. When she finds herself at the mercy of the vicious sausage maker, the elderly Madame Greswin, she discovers secrets from the woman's past and the consequences leave Tavera fighting for her life.**5,000 Word Short Story**Tavera is a child passed from hand to hand as a source of cheap labor in the underworld of the Valley. When she finds herself at the mercy of the vicious sausage maker, the elderly Madame Greswin, she discovers secrets from the woman's past and the consequences leave Tavera fighting for her life."Little Girl Lost" is a short story and prequel to "Thieves at Heart", the first novel in the series "The Valley of Ten Crescents".**5,000 Word Short Story**
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    Thieves at Heart

      Tristan J. Tarwater
Thieves at Heart

As an orphaned half-elf in a city of humans Tavera lives in a world where she doesn't belong - until a cunning thief named Derk catches her trying to steal from him and takes her on as his apprentice. Thievery comes easy to Tavera but Derk soon becomes more than a mentor - he is the first family she's ever known - and the lessons of a father are much more difficult to learn.Get the short story prequel - Little Girl Lost, for free - click here to find out more >>> BackThatElfUp.com/free-books (just copy and paste into your browser) HEROES ARE BORN. THIEVES ARE TRAINED. SHE'S NO HEROAs an orphaned half-elf in a city of humans Tavera lives in a world where she doesn't belong - until a cunning thief named Derk catches her trying to steal from him and takes her on as his apprentice. Thievery comes easy to Tavera but Derk soon becomes more than a mentor - he is the first family she's ever known - and the lessons of a father are much more difficult to learn. When Tavera discovers that Derk belongs to a secret society of elite thieves she is determined to join their ranks, but first she must prove her skills and gain their trust, and not everyone is ready to accept the young outsider. Can the group of thieves be trusted, what kind of life awaits, and what is the true cost of being one of the thieves at heart? PRAISE FOR THIEVES AT HEART"Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens... mixed with A Knight's Tale""A skillfully written, well-pondered fantasy memoir.""A great start to a series!""Hope to get to meet Tavi again soon.""Luckily for readers and reviewers alike, every so often a gem such as this comes along... that create our love of reading, and feed our obsessive need to find the next one."
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