Free Fiction Monday: Skylight

Abandoned by everyone she knows, Skye strikes a bargain with the Assassins Guild at the tender age of 14 to work off her education. But in the years that follow, her training proves she must escape an assassin’s life. After failing one final test, she learns her fate—a fate no one can see coming. This story marks the origin of Skye, the heroine of A Spy to Die For, which Kristine Kathryn Rusch wrote under the pen name Kris DeLake.

“Skylight” by Hugo-winner Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.  The story’s also available for $3.99 on Amazon,  Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Omnilit, Smashwords, and other ebookstores.



Kris DeLake

writing as Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The free story will be available for one week only. If you missed this one, click on the links above. There’s another free story lurking somewhere around the site. Track the story down, read, and enjoy!

11 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: Skylight”

  1. Dorita says:

    I troll libraries, great place to find writers, for readers.
    Hello kris delake, I like your assassins guild. Hoping for more of misha & rikki, I found a novella and jacks tale to purchase. Also your site keep it coming . . . & thank you

  2. Natalie says:

    OMG, I love this story so much. I always look forward to your free fiction Monday and I always like your stories, but this one is just really fantastic. Thanks for posting it.

  3. brian lambert says:

    A wonderful read for a manky New Years Day.
    Thank you.

  4. Lotus says:

    Thanks for the origin story! I really enjoyed it–I already have the book. I was going to try to track down the magazine but you saved me the time. I have started reading your blog on occasion because, as a voracious reader (I admit, mostly library!) the craziness of the publishing world fascinates me. Have a wonderful New Year and keep up the great work that you do.

  5. Lyn Perry says:

    I want to thank you for the “Send to Kindle” button. I use it every week and read later in the week (or listen to my kindle computer voice read it to me, lol). I learn a lot about story telling from this weekly gift, plus enjoy a good yarn. Thanks and Happy New Year. – Lyn

  6. walter daniels says:

    I liked the intro story, and would have bought the book “A Spy to die for,” but I can’t put it on my wishlist. I have a *very* limited book budget (~$10/month), so you probably lose an eventual sale. I just bought several books off the wishlist, with Christmas money, allowing me to do that. The chances that I will a) remember the book, and b) list/buy it, are small. You need, if possible, to find a way to have that option. Sorry. Maybe I’ll hit the lottery, and remember the book well enough to buy it later.

    • Thanks, Walter. The book was published by Sourcebooks, not by me or WMG, so I can’t change how to put it in the wish list. I’m sorry for your frustration. Also, realize that Spy is a romance novel with space opera, not a space opera with romance. That might influence the wish list as well. 🙂 I appreciate the support, no matter what.

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