Tales of Erana: Just One Mistake by A L Butcher

Coel, the bard, thinks his life has taken a turn for the worst, but he hasn't met the Thiefmaster yet.

Tales of erana: just one mistake

Coel, the bard, thinks his life has taken a turn for the worst, but he hasn't met the Thiefmaster yet. An ill-conceived notion of earning more money to pay off his debt and escape a dark past leaves the minstrel in a situation he can't escape and with a deadly bargain. Will he survive his mistake? Who is this mysterious patron?

18 rated for adult content.

Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Erotica / Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

Language: English

Keywords: Dark Fantasy , Fantasy Novella, Fantasy Erotica

Word Count: 26, 900

Sample text:

This menacing shape was right behind him and Coel began to turn, opening his mouth to protest, and found a gloved hand on his jaw, firm but not unduly painful. “Curious are we not? This may sometimes serve you well. As for other occasions, it is wise to accept things as they are, this is one such occasion… Coel.”

The bard caught his breath, how did this man know his name? The sweat began to pool in his back, making his shirt stick unpleasantly to his skin. Had this man been hired to kill him? Had his mistake finally caught him up? Yet as Coel’s brain frantically grasped at any hope and his fingers tried to overrule his brain and reach for the dagger he realised the man had said he was a thief. A robbery, that was not so bad. It would not be the first time.

“This is not a merely social call; you are honoured for the Master of Thieves does not always test a potential recruit’s skills for himself.”

“I usually charge for my skills, music and other kinds if that is what you prefer. I can be flexible and my tastes are…varied.  Perhaps just this once I might offer them for free. Take the coin and the trinkets, take it all.” Coel’s brain finally caught up with the conversation, “What do you mean potential recruit?”

“Is that so? Well, a degree of…flexibility is often most useful. You are handsome and personable enough, but my tastes do not run that way, at least not today and not with you. It is a simple business venture, which carries some risk, of course. A test, if you will, of how good you are.  You better hope that you are good…” The Thiefmaster chuckled, and a chill ran down Coel’s neck as the laugh held little in the way of mirth, at least not for him.


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