"Copeland had already taken eleven years of her life, and there was no getting that back; but Nereia was damned if she’d let him have her sister."
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A short story as told in the novel "Song of the Ice Lord".The Colony is in disarray. Jorr, a young and headstrong dragon, is too big to control and will not think of anyone but himself. Reluctantly, the Colony exile him. Alone and with no-one to look out for him, Jorr must go his own way - but he is the biggest dragon in the world. How hard can it…
Trapped in fear and poverty, the thief Nereia will go to desperate lengths to protect her beautiful younger sister from brutal moneylender Copeland. No-one has dared to attempt escape before; the whole town of Scarlock trembles in his grasp. Only Nereia's cunning and some unexpected help give her hope.
Copeland is becoming unpredictable. Even his bodyguard Blakey is not safe; when he is summoned down to the sea-caves, Blakey is uneasy – and so he should be, for he is about to meet the Archangel…
In a country still recovering from war, events are stirring and the little harbour-town will not remain obscure for long; but in Scarlock, right now, Mr Copeland is coming to call - and this time he's not taking ‘no’ for an answer.