Lovers and Liches
Korgulg Skulltaker is a half-orc barbarian with a hunger for battle and a lust to match. Lady Leithianel Stormsong is a beautiful elven wizard of great power and wit. They are both on an epic quest to destroy the evil Lich Voldridas and save the world from his tyranny.
Their players, Greg and Gabriel have been friends since they were teenagers, but while they have the bravery to explore dark dungeons and slay terrible dragons at their friend’s dining room table, they can’t muster up the courage to tell one another how they feel.
Every week for the last decade, they have gathered with their friends to play games of adventure and magic together, without ever letting their real fantasies come to life. But all of that could change with just a roll of the dice.
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The Year of the Knife
Agent "Sully" Sullivan is one of the top cops in the Imperial Bureau of Investigation. A veteran witch of the British Empire who isn’t afraid to use her magical skills to crack a case. But Sully might need more than a good education and raw power to stop the string of grisly murders that have been springing up across the American Colonies. Every one of them marked by the same chilling calling card, a warning in the form of a legion of voices screaming out through the killers' mouths: “It IS tHe YEAr oF the KNife.”
Sully’s investigation will drag her away from the comforts of home in New Amsterdam, the beautiful but useless hyacinth macaw that used to be her boss, and the loving arms of her undead girlfriend, in a thrilling race against time, demonic forces and a shadowy conspiracy that will do anything to keep its hold on power and ensure that Sully takes their secrets to her grave, as soon as possible.
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Call Your Steel
The Eaters of the Gods have ruled over these lands for millennia beyond reckoning. In this place of perpetual darkness the Eaters wage secret wars against each other. Each meaningless battle fought through their proxies; the Chosen. Mortals granted a fraction of the Eaters' inhuman power in exchange for absolute servitude.
Kaius counts himself among their hallowed ranks, blessed with the skill and intellect to draw a patron’s favour, devoted body and soul to his brutal duty as arbiter and executioner. Lucia is no more than a travelling minstrel, carrying old legends on her tongue and a tune on her sickle-harp. Their paths may cross and their fates may entwine but what can mere mortals do in the face of the vast alien power of the Eaters of the Gods?
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Featured in this collection are 12 short stories and 2 novellas including old urban fantasy favourites like Forever, Don’t Fear the Weaver, and Dearest Son alongside two brand-new, never before published stories; the gruesome superhero tragedy Powerless and the biopunk space opera Echo in the Void.
Also in this collection, Equinox; the first story featuring Sully from The Year of the Knife.
Contained in this volume: An introduction from the author, Don't Fear the Weaver, Forever, Disgrace, Equinox, The Keeper and the Candle, By Any Other Name, Merry, Dearest Son, An Unfamiliar Life, Powerless. Better Than One, The Whipping Boy, and the novellas: Motherland, and Echo in the Void.