In a Wicked Age
Blood & Sex
10D: A note written in an elegant hand, sweetly perfumed.
QD: A happy girl, promised in marriage to a gentleman, naive to the danger he represents.
5D: A chattel slave who has broken both his bonds and his master's skull.
9D: The secluded home of an exiled court-wizard.
God-kings of War
10D: The country fort, made mostly of mud bricks, of a local warlord.
QD: An executioner, a strangler, in service to a ruthless king.
5D: The arrival of unexpected and improbable allies.
9D: A much-decorated company of the enemy's light cavalry.
the Unquiet Past
10D: The young, beautiful wife of an old man whom the gods have touched.
QD: The fey and unfriendly guardians of an enchanted glade.
5D: A gutted tower, home to many birds.
9D: A camp physician, her pockets full of salves and drugs.
a Nest of Vipers
10D: The written deed to a certain house, affirmed and sealed.
QD: A poor home shared by many families of beggars.
5D: The solemnization of treaty between two neighboring principalities, negotiated in the face of brutality and assassination, brave and hopeful but quite doomed.
9D: The corpse of a lord's hunting hound, caught in a rose-briar.