Author: Dusk Peterson (Website and blog).
Series: The Three Lands. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one.
Category: Original fiction. Male/male platonic feelings.
Rating: PG-13 for violence.
Summary: In the battle-weary lands of the Great Peninsula, only one fate is worse than being taken prisoner by the Lieutenant: being taken prisoner if you are the Lieutenant.
The story so far: After seventeen years as a torturer working for the Commander, he now dwells in the afterlife, seeking to discern what the Jackal God wants of him.
Note: As a holiday present, I'm posting the final two chapters of Bard of Pain today, so that those of you who have spare time during the holidays can read them.
Available formats: Free: HTML (online; click on the link and scroll down a bit). For sale: DOC, LIT, PRC, RTF, TXT, and MP3 (audio book).