Sword Sworn (Vow & Honor #0.5; Valdemar)

Sword Sworn - Mercedes Lackey

Decided to read this from the Oathblood anthology to get the fuller background of how Tarma and Kethry met. It's a short story, so it's more detailed than the summary provided in Oathbound, but it could be a lot more fleshed out too. Not thrilled about how becoming agender and asexual to be Sword Sworn is seen as a sacrifice though. No doubt, even having an ace character, much less an agender character, was progressive at the time, but the logic behind it doesn't translate well 30 years later.