Corgren earns a dangerous but successful living as a knife-fighter. He's especially satisfied killing men from Hart, a country that oppresses Corgren's country, Rok. With his brother, Paugren as his manager, Corgren travels the length of the Hart River as a regular in the fighting rings along the trading wharves. But one night after a win, Corgen is approached by a stranger and offered a way to gain vengeance on his enemy. As he considers the offer, he is increasingly threatened by the fighting-ring masters because of his success. Can he survive as an independent or does he need the help of a more powerful ally? This is the first prequel short story to the forthcoming novel, The Bow of Destiny, by P. H. Solomon, due out on 9/28/2015. This story, Trading Knives, will be available in early August of 2015.