Tazir needs to take find a passenger to pay the bills, but when a rich girl with too much money crosses her path in Shasa’s dive bar, she quickly realises she’s taken on more than she bargained for. Shina is more than she seems – the last, best hope to defeat the marauding Dragon Ships and restore the Windspeakers’ power.
Absurdly good - showing that it's perfectly possible to tell an epic fantasy tale in a really confined format if you're just selective with your character and world-building. Yes, it would also work as a novel – but it works brilliantly just the length it is, thanks to the narrow focus and clever use of detail to make it feel bigger than it is. Full review