Shortly after The Assassin's Curse was first published by Strange Chemistry (my very first book release!), SC asked me to write a trio of prequel stories exploring three of the non-viewpoint characters in the story: Naji, Marjani, and the manticore. They were available for a short while, until Strange Chemistry shut down. The Assassin's Curse was later re-released by Saga in a bound copy called Magic of Blood and Sea, but nothing was ever done with those three short stories.
I teamed up with poet, short story writer, and my good friend Holly Lyn Walrath to release "The Manticore's Vow", "The Automaton’s Treasure", and "The Witch’s Betrayal" with her new speculative fiction venture Interstellar Flight Press! I'm so proud that my collection of little tales is their first book-length release.
You can purchase The Manticore's Vow at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite indie bookseller. And don't forget to add it on Goodreads!