A Companion to Ostrogothic Italy is a concise yet comprehensive survey of Italy's first barbarian kingdom, the Ostrogothic state (ca. 489-554 CE). The volume's 18 essays cover both traditional topics (such as the Ostrogothic army) and hitherto under-examined subjects (for example Italy's environmental history), and are designed for new students and specialists.
As Patrick stands on the gallows, knowing he should have left town days ago, he find his thoughts conflicted. Why didn't he leave? What was keeping him here? Is there help coming? Feeling insecure for the first time in years, Sally finds her farm under attack. Her adopted girls turn to her for security, but where can she find security for herself? Thomas, a young man who came to town for an apprenticeship, finds himself involved in plots that he wants no part of. His choices seem few, help and become someone he hates, or avoid them and ruin his future. They all must learn that the best intentions can sometimes hide the darkest passions, and sometimes chaos has an agenda all its own. A Wolf in Patchwork Clothing is a thrilling novella to ease the reader into the grim story of the Patchwork Horror series.