Originally in : Eclipse Four.
One of several very strong stories taken from Jonathan Strahan’s Eclipse Four anthology last year. Dangnabbit I’d got the first three in that series, but not the fourth. Might have to rectify that for the sake of completeness. There won’t by an Eclipse Five BTW as the series has now gone virtual – Christopher Rowe’s ‘The Contrary Gardener’ keeping up the standard in the print volumes.
So what of this story? It’s a sort of spaghetti Western cum Yul Brynner Westworld yarn, but with dragons. What’s not to like!