Announcement – Late-Summer Hiatus

Hi folks! First, I wanted to apologize for the lack of post last week without explanation. As we’re getting toward the end of summer, I’ve got other projects with hard deadlines that are rapidly approaching, and for the moment I’m afraid Mud and Iron is going to have to take a back seat to those […]

Chapter 17 Part 2

“It does seem like a whole lot larger army than was initially suggested,” Bat said. “In their first meeting, the day they came to the keep, I remember that Musa fellow telling The Hen that he was expecting to face ‘several hundred’ of the enemy. Unless by ‘several’ he meant ‘a hundred’, his estimates were […]

Chapter 17 Part 1

“When first I heard the short Fae referred to as the sidhe, I thought it was the height of foolishness, that there could be no worse thought to plant in the minds of our men than that our enemy were the dark spirits of the woods, the tricksters and makers of foul deals from every […]

Chapter 16 Part 3

I climbed down the stairs into the tower’s ground floor, into the space we’d been using as a common room. Most of the hastily-built trestle tables and benches had been pushed out against the walls, and the room was filled with soldiers, both Euphentines and men from our own unit, packing away foodstuffs in barrels […]