The Wood Boy is a short story that appears in Legends, a collection of short stories by various fantasy authors.
The story tells the tale of Dirk, a young teenage servent at the estate of White Hill. The estate is taken over by Tsurani soldiers one spring. Over the course of that year, Dirk takes on the role of delivering wood throughout the estate. Then trajedy strikes late one winter night and Dirk finds himself in a role he never expected to be in.
The Wood Boy was the first story in the The Riftwar Cycle to be turned into a comic, published in 2005.