The first in a series of short stories set in the unraveling universe of Among Demons and Giants.
Kwaku is a lone warrior who defected from the Nasani spider tribe many moons ago to join the Mud People crocodiles, a band of mercenaries, witches, defected warriors, and more, who sell their skills for coin. Kwaku quickly climbed the ranks because of his track record of completing missions successfully on his own. However, on the one mission where he was paired with Soja, a self-assured archer with a love for obeah, it was a failure. In Mountain Claw, Kwaku is once again paired with her to steal an item from the very tribe that he defected from—and they have less than one day to do it.
Moving at a breakneck speed, Mountain Claw is narrated in the rich voice of Africa and the African diaspora. It is the first of many tales set in the universe of Among Demons and Giants.