General Aife Crofadottir was acknowledged the greatest military mind of her generation—perhaps even her century. No wonder then that the sorcerer Balthus recruited her early in her career, setting her to rally armies of Beasts and magically-equipped soldiers, planning campaign after campaign, until finally he stood the ruler of a vast expanse of the continent’s northeastern corner. Once fertile lands, once countries, now only uncontested, devastated territories. Three years after her death, she still labored in his service. (from "Love, Resurrected", Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
Cat Rambo lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. A 2005 Clarion West graduate, she has published two collections and over 100 short stories. She was the fiction editor of award-winning Fantasy Magazine from 2008-2010. Cat Rambo is her real name.
"Whose Face This Is, I Do Not Know" - http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/rambo_05_11/ "Love, Resurrected" - http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/story.php?s=139"Long Enough And Just So Long" - http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/long-enough-and-just-so-long/"Clockwork Fairies" - http://www.tor.com/stories/2010/10/clockwork-fairies
Savory, with a melancholy aftertaste.
I will be writing a story a week!