Title: FIRE’S KISS
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
“Death’s Horsemen are in town,” Katrina said.
The tankard slipped from her hand and fell back into the soapy water. Embyr frowned and pushed her sleeve higher, rooting around the wash basin. “That’s not funny.”
“I’m not joking,” Katrina said. “People say they’ve been seen in the streets at night.”
“People say a lot of things that aren’t true.” She retrieved the tankard and dunked it in freshwater to rinse the soap away. “If the Horsemen were here, half the city would already be in flames.”
“I don’t see how you’d know.” Kat snorted as she took a drink.
“Surely someone would have said something by now.” Embyr put the tankard on the bar to dry and turned to her friend.
“And who would that someone be?” Kat glanced over her shoulder at the tavern’s empty common room. “That’s why it’s slow tonight. People don’t want to venture too far from home.”
“Only because I know you enjoy my company so much.”
“If there are Horsemen in Al’Din and they happen to wander in here, I doubt they’ll do more than spill their ale.” Embyr dried her hands and looked around the room, at the vacant tables and neatly arranged chairs. It had been slow tonight, though she doubted it had anything to do with the Death’s Horsemen. While her tavern wasn’t an unreasonable distance from the city proper, most of her business came from people entering or leaving Al’Din. Perhaps it was merely a slow night for travelers.