“Kin-killer” is a tie-in novelette I wrote as a prequel for a soon-to-be released indie video game.

The story revolves around the betrayal of a promising young soldier, and his efforts to clear his name in the shadow of impending war.

The red-beaked carrion bird circled over the slums of the Outer Span, its black wings flapping soundlessly in the falling twilight. Merely one of thousands that had descended upon the World City, it was said the creatures could smell death before it even arrived. Tonight was no exception.

“Kin-killer” will be published upon release of the game.