In print for the very first time, The Long and Short of It collects 8 unmissable short stories from the international bestselling Chronicles of St Mary's series.
With introductions plus the brand new short story, A Perfect Storm.
When a Child is Born – A jump back to 1066 to witness the coronation of William the Conqueror goes slightly astray.
Roman Holiday – Max and her team become spectacularly involved with Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and a basket of confused asps.
Christmas Present – An attempt to rescue lost historians involving an enraged pig and Boudicca herself.
The Very First Damned Thing – From the very beginning of St Mary’s. Discover the truth behind Markham’s stolen furniture and Professor Rapson’s flies.
Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings – A gun left behind in Ancient Egypt and a race against time to prevent a catastrophe.
The Great St Mary’s Day Out – Hooray! Hooray! It’s a happy holiday. For everyone except Max – the only one with her mind on the job.
My Name is Markham – Alfred, the cakes and Mr Markham. The Great British Bake Off it’s not!
'A carnival ride through laughter and tears with a bit of time travel thrown in for spice.' Publishers Weekly
It's Hell of a night on Proxima D.
It's been five years since the breakout of the Colonial War. Earth is still a long way from bringing its unruly space territories to heel. But a secret Space Marine research base may be on the cusp of a solution.
When he discovers a mysterious broadcast signal on the base's doorstep, Space Marine Captain Rhys Dreyfus can do only one thing: investigate. Nothing can prepare him for what happens on this fateful night.
Who wants to stop hell from coming to Prox D? Who would unleash it? See through lies, backstabbings and hidden agendas in this high-octane science fiction tale of thrills and adventure. Meet space marines and colonial insurgents, uncover deadly conspiracies, witness fistfights, shootouts and explosions of Prox Doom.
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Sno is no ordinary Faye, nor is she a mere daughter of the moon. She was born with birthmarks that mirror the Goddess Ayana herself. For some, the birthmarks represent a blessing, a saviour of the Faye. But to those who fear her power, the marks are a sign of a curse. For Sno, the marks represent who she is and serve as a constant reminder of what she could become.
Sno finds herself at the center of a war. On one side are the Demons, led by a notorious Karter family. On the other side is every single race within their realm that ever stood against them.
In a world where magic and science sit side by side, and powerful witches are considered necessary aides for all governments, Lizzie Grace is something of an outlier. Though born into one the most powerful blue blood witch families, she wants nothing to do with either her past or her magic.
But when she and Belle, her human familiar and best friend, open a small cafe in the Faelan werewolf reservation, she quickly finds herself enmeshed in the hunt for a vampire intent on wreaking bloody havoc. It's a hunt that soon becomes personal, and one that is going to take all her skills to survive–that's if the werewolves, who hate all things witch, don't get her first.
Winner of a 2017 ALA Alex Award!
A Tor.com Best of 2016 pick!
Set in the magical world of Renthia, The Queen of Blood is Sarah Beth Durst’s ambitious entry into adult epic fantasy. With the danger of Peter Brett’s The Warded Man, heart of Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, and lyricism of Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind, this is the first chapter in a series destined to be a classic.
Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . .
But the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good, the threat of danger always looms.
With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness—a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land . . . before it’s bathed in blood.
Every werewolf knows the meek won't inherit the earth.
Fen Young is a half-shifter whose inner beast is more mouse than wolf. Home is her castle, the only place she's ever felt safe.
Enter Hunter Green, an uber-alpha strong enough to stop traffic with a single look. He's handsome and enticing and seems like just the ticket to broaden Fen's horizons...until the uber-alpha brushes off his admirer and summarily rejects her from her home pack.
Now treading water in the no-man's land of outpack territory, Fen must confront a missing pack mate, a tantalizing stranger, and a serial killer targeting half-werewolves. Will she be able to shore up her waning power in time to save her friend...and half-breeds everywhere...before it's too late?
USA Today bestselling author Aimee Easterling's new urban fantasy novel is chock full of adventure, romance, and danger bound to leave readers craving more.
With Charlotte and Simon off being happy newlyweds, Della has resumed her work with The Agency—and Adam is back to helping her when she allows it. When a vamp cares for your family like she’s his family, you have to give a little trust, though Della is hiding this new whatever-it-is from Amelia and The Council until she figures out what to do with him.Adam was intrigued with Agent Seven from the moment they met and getting to know Della over the years has only intensified his feelings. Romance is impossible when her touch can burn him dead, but following her around the globe brings new life to his never-ending existence.Until Adam’s personal boogeyman Vittore kidnaps them both, tricks her into using a Sword of Cato, and makes a vicious bargain—reunite Della’s spirit with her body in exchange for Adam’s immortality. The only way to save her is to enter the sword’s spell world, but the consequences will change Della and Adam forever.This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.
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