Eyes Open: A story from the world of Sword and Verse. Mati confronts Tyasha ke Demit about her treason and meets Raisa for the first time. (Warning: Major spoilers for Sword and Verse!)
Alterations: A story from the world of Sword and Verse. This is the story of Raisa’s Selection and first day in the Adytum, the sacred courtyard where the language of the gods is taught.
The Only Bearable Solution: A story from the world of Sword and Verse. This is the story of how Mati fell in love with Raisa, from his point of view.
Iron and Silk: A story from the world of Sword and Verse. Recruiting one Tutor into the Resistance was a risk – one that led to her execution and that of half the Resistance leaders. It would be madness to try again – but then, Jonis never was one to play it safe.
A Bit of Extra Swoon: A lost moment between Raisa and Mati, posted on the Tales of a Ravenous Reader blog as part of the Sword and Verse blog tour
Exposed: A story from the world of Sword and Verse. Mati has to do some quick thinking when his father finds out about him and Raisa.
A Man Gets What His Actions Earn Him: Captain Gelti Dimmin has some thoughts about the king’s handling of his son after he’s seen leaving the Tutor’s room.
The Captain: Raisa’s sentencing and punishment by the Scholars Council in Sword and Verse, from the perspective of the man wielding the whip: Gelti Dimmin.
Finding Aliana: A deleted flashback scene from Dagger and Coin, but it takes place chronologically during the battle in Sword and Verse. This is the full story of Soraya’s disastrous wedding day and what happened after her father was cut down.
The Council of Four: The very first meeting of the new Ruling Council. This story from Soraya’s point of view bridges Sword and Verse and Dagger and Coin.
Lesson: This story takes place on Longa (one of the islands that make up what Qilarites call the Nath Tarin), a season before the battle in Sword and Verse, and is from the point of view of Loris ko Puli, apprentice Learned One.
Caged: A story from the point of view of Rorie ko Ben, a character mentioned in passing in Dagger and Coin. Rorie, like Loris, is from the island of Longa and is one of the Melarim. Originally he was going to play a part in Soraya’s story, but ended up getting cut. However, writing this piece from his point of view helped me to bring more detail to the Melarim and their experiences.