concubine Ránača, despairing over her dead family and status, agonizes
when Mother Volhuxa, oldest of Master Hergesto's bed-slaves, informs her
that they will be sent out of the main house to live with the other
slaves. Ránača fears what this will mean--and wonders whether she wants
to live at all."
Ron Leighton is a fantasy fiction author living in Southern California.