Tim Niederriter is a freelance writer and editor. He writes stories in science fiction, fantasy, and combinations of the two for himself and for others. When not writing fiction or losing at video games, he maintains a blog at, and you can find his personal website at He lives in Minnesota for as long as the corn decides not to eat him.
He is a cohost of the roleplaying game podcast "Of Mooks and Monsters."


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High fantasy meets cyberpunk.

Ilsa Barrett travels to the great plateau where she was born. To outsiders she appears to be a mercenary, come to fight in the war brewing between her home city of Dal and the city on the other side of the plateau, but they are wrong. Ilsa and her allies must outrace the onrush of war to rescue a woman who may prove the key to peace.

The mysterious monuments called the Ten Lyres have seen much bloodshed before, but is more inevitable?

There’s nowhere to hide on the plateau.