The winter wind screamed mercilessly outside the tribal longhouse. Inside, the clan huddled comfortably around a blazing fire and heard the heroic legends of the skalds.
"On a night worse than this," began the woman's tale, "our ancestors defeated the ice giant Gruumvok. The creature had already devoured their herds, smashed their village, and crippled some of their best warriors. But through their... [click here for more]
The threat of death lurks everywhere Dmitri lost sight of his quarry in the gathering darkness and stumbled back from the carnage. Minutes ago, he and his comrades had been trudging homeward across the snowfield when, without warning, their guide plunged beneath the snow in a spray of slush and blood. By the time the ice borer attacks subsided, only Dmitri was left, himself beaten and bloodied from... [click here for more]