Greetings, dark fantasy fans.
Now that we’re one week out from the launch of our Lost Citadel Talent Search, we’ve been getting queries about what sort of vibe the setting has and what stories set in the world of Redoubt tend to read like and to focus on.
While submissions to our talent search won’t require deep knowledge of either the setting or the default game system in which it will debut in RPG form, we’re thinking it might be helpful for prospective contributors to read some of the fiction from the first anthology, Tales of the Lost Citadel, and that’s what this blog post is all about.
We on the Lost Citadel team are delighted to see the long-awaited announcement that Green Ronin will be handling the printing and distribution of that anthology as part of their new fiction imprint, but as the release of that new edition is still a ways off yet, we’re offering a look at one of the stories appearing in that anthology today, as a freebie to fans and prospective contributors alike.
It’s called “The Bone-Shaker’s Daughter” and it was written by Bram Stoker Award-winning dark fantasist Mercedes M. Yardley. It’s just one of many fine tales in the collection, but it illustrates some of the central themes of the setting in some deliciously chilling ways, and we hope it inspires both your creativity and your enthusiasm to contribute to our world.
Enjoy: “The Bone-Shaker’s Daughter” by Mercedes M. Yardley.