This collection of short stories follows the events in the novel Zahid's Tale.
Humans have been living under the yoke of the dockalfs for centuries, but all that has come to an end with the explosion of violence that is the Five Years' War. The human nations rise up against their dockalf masters, and the dockalfs respond with typical savagery.
After the war is over and the humans have won, a young scholar wanders the human nations, writing down the war stories of people he meets on his journey. In this collection he presents nine of these stories, covering a range of warriors, herbalists, storytellers, wizards and hapless bystanders caught up in the war's ferocity. Experience the Five Year's War from the first-person point of view, as only these narrators can tell it!