At the start of the Bronze Age, the first walled city arose in The Land Between the Rivers. This city, Akkad, would create the world's first empire, and Eskkar the outcast barbarian would play a leading role. But in the years before the founding of Akkad, Eskkar would wander the land, struggling to stay alive. His only friend and companion, Bracca, a Sumerian thief, accompanied him. Together they shared danger as they traveled from one adventure to the next, almost always pursed by some angry group of villagers.
In one of those adventures, Eskkar is reunited with Iltani. He'd saved her from bandits while still a boy. Now he has to fight to protect her again, this time from land hungry murderers who want her farm.
BONUS Material - Included with this new short story is the previously published chapters from Eskkar & Trella - The Beginning, where Eskkar first meets Iltanti.