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Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive, The)
Brandon Sanderson
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Karen Karbiener, Walt Whitman
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The Inn of the Seven Blessings by Matthew Hughes


A down-on-his-luck thief, Raffalon, overhears a poor traveler getting taken by the animal-man hybrid Vandaayo to be eaten in one of their rituals.  Unfortunately for Raffalon, he's soon following the Vandaayo to rescue their captive because he's under the control of a little god who needs the poor victim to perform a ritual to empower him again.  After rescuing the god's devotee and another Vandaayo hunting victim, Raffalon finds that his journey with the little god isn't over, especially after learning the supposed devotee isn't grateful for being saved and he has other plans for the little god.  A mixture of action, comedic moments, and a very engaging story makes this short story a page turner.