A plot summary by Sherwood Smith

Link: Tangent Online – Black Gate, #9, Fall 2005.

“The Whited Child” by Michael Canfield is a short, atmospheric dark fantasy in which the White Mountains mete out healing of a mysterious plague one victim at a time, at terrible cost.  The medium is a human named Bad Pete who deals with the villagers in these transactions through a child called the idiot boy.  They don’t like one another, but times are bad, getting worse; they are both hungry, and there has to be compromise. A grim tale, competently told, which will please those who like their fantasies dark.

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