Stellar Patrol Colonel Brian Dowling is assigned to assist in the evacuation of a severely oppressed population from their original place on Terra and to accompany them to their new homeworld.
A heavily armed private army determined to annihilate the emigrants sweeps down on the spaceport. In the furious battle that ensues, only the raw courage and determination of the outnumbered rear guard, led by Dowling and Grace Forrest, admiral of their new planet’s navy, allows the final starships to escape the planned destruction.
Once on their new world, the colonists are welcomed by those who had arrived in earlier, secret waves and begin to settle in. It is a rich planet but one with its share of perils. Dowling, Forrest, and their associates encounter threats from deadly local life forms and from massive storms of almost inconceivable violence, but the worst danger they must face comes from the stars. A powerful battle fleet hurtles toward their solar system intent on obliterating the settlement.
Forrest prepares her navy to challenge it. Defeat is all-too-possible, and Dowling assists in organizing the on-world defense, grimly aware that it may have to become a resistance should their defenders fail to destroy the assailants.
There's power in stories. This is a story of power.
Dead bodies aren't unusual in the alleyways of Fenest, capital of the Union of Realms. Especially not in an election year, when the streets swell with crowds from near and far. Muggings, brawls gone bad, debts collected – Detective Cora Gorderheim has seen it all. Until she finds a Wayward man with his mouth sewn shut.
His body has been arranged precisely by the killer and left conspicuously, waiting to be found. Cora fears this is not only a murder, but a message.
As she digs into the dead man's past, she finds herself drawn into the most dangerous event in the Union: the election. In a world where stories win votes, someone has gone to a lot of trouble to silence this man. Who has stopped his story being told?
'An utterly absorbing tale set in a fascinating world' MICK FINLAY.
'If you love storytelling, you'll love this' S.J. MORDEN.
'It's rare to find such a richly imagined world about the art of myth and storytelling' CHRISTOPHER FOWLER.
'Irresistibly thrilling, weaving together gaslit crime, fantasy and mystery ... I can't wait for more' TIM MAJOR.
'There is more than meets the eye in this gripping and inventive debut ... Rife with intrigue, deceit and cultural tension' JAMES AITCHESON.
In this urban fantasy-mystery series opener, a tattooist cursed with the powers of a djinn must grant every wish he hears, even when it means murder. Jacob is bound by a mysterious curse he doesn’t completely understand. Now, in order to save an innocent boy, he must find and kill a man he’s never met. But there is another killer lurking these city streets. And Jacob is running out of time. The Stonefly series is a captivating mix of urban fantasy and traditional mystery. It explores the true commitment of friendship, and the moral conflict found within all of our souls.
Dark necromancers have laid claim to forsaken kingdoms and summoned forth the souls of those who defiled their oathmarks. The dead, once again, march to war. As armies of wraiths and skeletal warriors bring destruction to their lands, the small kingdoms of the Marches also turn to the spirits of the dead. Gathering the most ancient and powerful of oathmarks, they recall the spectral forms of those that died in loyal battle to once again come forth in defence of their kingdoms. With these ethereal warriors joining their ranks, the kings of the Marches may yet stand.
This supplement for Oathmark: Battles of the Lost Age introduces the forces of the dead to the game. Some armies will use dark magic to summon the souls and corpses of traitors from the past, while others will recall the spirits of loyal warriors that gave their lives and willingly fight again. This book also includes expanded rules for characters, which allow you to chart their progress from battle-to-battle, and watch as they grow in rank, responsibility, and power. All of these rules are then incorporated into a campaign featuring new scenarios that together tell of an epic war for survival.
Can magic and science come together to catch a murderer?
Cassie's world is turned upside down when she's given an unusual blood sample to test. And when a mysterious man shows up at her lab telling her he has the answers she's looking for, she's pulled into a world of murder, investigations, and intrigue.
Finally able to explore the connection between her powers as a witch and her expertise as a scientist to uncover why paranormals keep turning up dead.- Spell Caster is an urban fantasy mystery and book 1 in the Paranormal Criminal Investigations series and includes a low heat whychoose relationship.
125-year-old vampire, Lucy Corentine, has always dreamed of being a private investigator, but when a real mystery knocks on her door, she discovers it isn't as easy as she first thought.
Luckily for Lucy, she doesn't have to solve it alone. Between the support of her long term almost-fiancé, her former best friend turned rival, an oddly behaving blood slave, and an eccentric inventor, she might actually have a chance at solving the puzzle.
As they all find themselves drawn deeper into the dark world surrounding blood slaves and the illegal practices surrounding them, Lucy realises she's going to have to use her family connections to put a stop to things she doesn't agree with.
The Vampire Detective complete series includes Fangs For Nothing, What The Fangs, Fangs For All, and An Origin Tail. It is an urban fantasy series with a polyamorous romance plotline.
What do a cold case and a skeleton have in common? At first glance, there's nothing connecting the two cases, but the more Cassie and the team start digging, the more similarities they discover. And when a third body shows up, they're faced with a murderer on the loose. Can they catch the killer in time?-Spell Tamer is an urban fantasy mystery and book 2 in the Paranormal Criminal Investigations series and includes a low heat whychoose relationship.
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