Heart of Winter (novella)

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Heart of Winter
Heart of Winter cover.jpg
Author(s) Nick Horth
Released November 2018
Preceded by Callis and Toll: The Silver Shard (novel)

Heart of Winter is a novella by Nick Horth. It describes the quest for the artefact named in the title by Arika Zenthe, a Scourge Privateers Fleetmaster [1]

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Fleetmaster Arika Zenthe travels to the icy frontier of the Realm of Beasts to find and kill her father, the legendary Zarkand Zenthe, only to find herself caught up in the cruel aelf’s plans for conquest. Captured and poisoned by the very man she sought to slay, Arika faces a desperate race against time to retrieve an ancient artefact known as the Heart of Winter, which possesses the power to quench the magical fires safeguarding the free city of Izalend – Zarkand Zenthe’s intended target. Arika Zenthe will have to employ every ounce of her ruthlessness and cunning to retrieve the Heart from the depths of the haunted Druichan forest, turn the tables on her father and prevent his empire-building schemes.[2]


This page contains spoilers for: Heart of Winter (novella)

At the beginning of the story, Arika is seeking to board her hated father, Zarkland Zenthe's flagship, the Black Ark Eternity of Torment seeking vengeance for herself and her family. However she is betrayed, captured and poisoned, the antidote only to be made available when she returns the Heart of Winter to him. The rest of the story follows this quest and then another confrontation with her father. [1]