The Pardon Stone (A Short Story)
(Also published as A Pulse Returned)
When Askoo kills an old woman to gain her connection to the Good Earth, he is sentenced to die in the caves of the Atkolat. Panno, his adopted brother, risks his father’s trust by freeing him. But little did Panno realize the depravity of Askoo, and how far he would go to gain back his power. Askoo’s murderous rampage threatens not only the lives of peaceful strangers, but the fate and leadership of their tribe. Panno would sacrifice anything to restore balance, but not even he dreamed of how much he’ll have to lose.