A Short Story
On a nice spring day, bridge guardian Mikolas relaxes with his daughter while on duty. No one wants to cross the magical bridge because anyone from the other side who crosses will be executed on the grounds of being a mage. That day a mage boy waddles onto the bridge before Mikolas can stop him.
Now he must convince the boy’s father to give up his child or they will all be executed.
The Sorceress Islands short story that starts the series.