The first novella in the "Sirronde's World" series. Sirronde is sent on a mission that involves her with a seemingly cursed bridge, a jealous lover, and a young man who's sold the most valuable thing he possesses to the Shadow. Can she save them all without losing her own soul in the process...?
(First published in Dragon Magazine, February 1999)
Reader advisory: This novelette contains adult / mature themes and situations.