Shang Qin’s War — Part 1 (of 2)

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This story was originally published in Guardbridge Books’ Myriad Lands: An Anthology of Non-Western Fiction. It’s an excellent collection. If you are intrigued by literary fantasy writing set in non-Western realms, check it out.

All the killing, all the heads taken and tallied like coins, had he not done it all for love? Had he not joined the Three Springs Campaign in order to lift himself and his wife…