An A’lle Chronicles short mystery by the author of Backli’s Ford.
To fulfill her sister’s dying wish, Violet takes the long, arduous journey to the Klondike, one step ahead of her larcenous uncle’s hired thugs. But when she lands in danger in the Yukon wilderness, she finds herself at the mercy of a mysterious masked man and his strange, mechanical dogs.
But will he help her with her mission—or will he kill her?
A short story steeped in classic pulp style with a hint of steampunk influence, “The Man in the Mask” is set a few years before the events of Backli’s Ford.