|About the Book|
A collection of three short stories set in the Kolian universeOnce Upon a Mudworld - a prequel to the Kolian ChroniclesA pregnant Lady of the Blood, a six year oldpeasant girl, linked by one bond - both on a penal ship bound for permanent exile.WifeMoreA collection of three short stories set in the Kolian universeOnce Upon a Mudworld - a prequel to the Kolian ChroniclesA pregnant Lady of the Blood, a six year old peasant girl, linked by one bond - both on a penal ship bound for permanent exile. Wife of a traitor, thief of a loaf of bread - but destined to become fatally intertwined as their lives unfold.All the Nice Girls Love a Pilot - a story from Hammers early army daysA destitute young woman forced into prostitution after the death of her father. A young soldier nervous about facing his first conflict. A brief encounter that changes her life.Pachachutis Pipes - a story from Hammers later army daysWhen the governor of a colony world disappears under mysterious circumstances, two young soldiers are sent into the rain forest to seek him out. But the forest is full of strange challenges, including a musically gifted native who is not what he seems.Approximately 11,700 words in total (39 pages)Contains strong language and some mild adult content.Hammer Mehran Short StoriesThese stories are designed to wrap around the full length novels of the Kolian Chronicles. The stories are set in a fictional universe hovering on the verge of social reform. Each story can be read separately, but please be aware that some of the characters display attitudes and behaviour that is out of line with modern values.These stories tell you how it was. The Chronicles tell you how it changed.