The Hall of Riddles is an Alchemancer prequel short story, available now exclusively to subscribers of my email list. It takes place some months before The Five Elements but is an entirely standalone story. If you're a fan of The Alchemancer books, then this is a nice way to spend some more time with Aaron and Shanna. On the other hand, if you're new to my writing, signing up is a great, no-commitment way (unsubscribing is easy) to sample my writing.
Please consider subscribing and you'll not only get The Hall of Riddles but also The Killing Knife, a compilation of the first three stories in the Tales of the Assassin Without a Name series.
Here's what The Hall of Riddles is about:
When Master Elsanar sends Aaron into the Underkeep to retrieve a special instrument, Aaron never suspected he’d wind up trapped in a secret dwarven treasure hall. Good thing Shanna is there to keep him company while they wait to die of thirst, hunger, or worse.
Their fortunes change when the treasure room’s guardian makes them a deal: solve his riddles, and he’ll set them free. Now, they only need to figure out a series of riddles no one has ever solved before a second guardian—one who doesn’t negotiate—comes to end their lives.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as enjoyed writing it!