Scout Otti tires of playing messenger boy while Head Scout Teo takes on missions that should be left to a man half his age. But when the dying Lady Glanisa entrusts Otti to deliver the most precious of cargos to her sister, Queen Tera, Otti finds himself embarking on a dangerous mission that sets him against Lady Glanisa's husband, the unsavory Lord of Atur Towers. With the vengeful Lord Pefin's men pursuing him, Otti must trust in his companions--not brave soldiers, but a wet nurse and a stable hand whose simple nature hides a bitter past. Together they carry Otti's precious burden north through deceptively pastoral fields and byways, for even in the most peaceful of settings, greed and opportunity can kill the innocent without remorse.
In this historic tale of Orfatum, Otti and his companions' bravery and strength are tested, and their sacrifices change the fates of the Lowland kingdoms.
Otti's Precious Burden, Black and White Graegan Edition, A Teller of Destiny® Tale Novella