As citizens on this blue planet of ours, we are currently experiencing great changes when it comes to global warming, pollution, and toxic substances—such as microplastic—that end up in our food and our drinking water. In addition, flora and fauna are disappearing from the places where we played when we were children, and natural resources are being depleted around the world.
Life as we know it is changing. Some say these changes are happening faster than ever, which means we need to adapt faster too. So are we?
Thirty years ago, the United Nations created a vision for our common future: one Earth, where we could all live together without damaging the planet for future generations.
In this short-fiction anthology, ten authors look another thirty years into the future, giving their perspectives regarding how we might—or might not—adapt to the changes around us in the year 2047.
Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural. She knows immortals better than they know themselves, right down to their stubborn little genes. So although a handsome rogue immortal seems suspicious to her colleagues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigues Melanie. His history is checkered, his scars are impressive, and his ideas are daring. But it's not his ideas that have Melanie fighting off surges of desire . . .
Bastien is used to being the bad guy. In fact, he can't remember the last time he had an ally he could trust. But Melanie is different—and under her calm, professional exterior he senses a passion beyond anything in his centuries of experience. Giving in to temptation is out of the question—he can't put her in danger. But she isn't asking him . . .
Running Black Market Magic is Deadly…
Winnie Durham just wants honest work selling magic items.
Then Resolution 84 passed…
Caught between the law, her mother's escalating medical bills, and a vow to never deal in dark magic, Winnie is given an opportunity that's too good to refuse...
Will the Red Legs close Winnie’s shop?
Can Winnie stay ahead of the law long enough to discover the real reason magic was banned?
The Charm Runner is the first book in the action-packed Broken Throne series. Enter a world with gangsters, crooked cops, and a dark secret threatening to end it all. Join Winnie and her crew, and find out what life is like as a charm runner.
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After escaping the claws of Corrigan, the Lord Alpha of the Brethren, Mack is trying to lead a quiet lonely life in Inverness in rural Scotland, away from anyone who might happen to be a shapeshifter. However, when she lands a job at an old bookstore owned by a mysterious elderly woman who not only has a familiar passion for herbal lore but also seems to know more than she should, Mack ends up caught in a maelstrom between the Ministry of Mages, the Fae and the Brethren.Now she has to decide between staying hidden and facing the music, as well as confronting her real feelings for the green eyed power of Corrigan himself.
Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan's long-time rivals are suspect number one.But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge-and Cerise's life. William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation's spymaster.When William's and Cerise's missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly-but they'll have to work together if they want to succeed…and survive.
Acclaimed author Elizabeth Moon spins gripping, richly imagined epic fantasy novels that have earned comparisons to the work of such authors as Robin Hobb and Lois McMaster Bujold. In this volume, Moon's brilliant masterwork reaches its triumphant conclusion.
The mysterious reappearance of magery throughout the land has been met with suspicion, fear, and violence. In the kingdom of Lyonya, Kieri, the half-elven, half-human king, struggles to balance the competing demands of his heritage while fighting a deadly threat to his rule: evil elves linked in some way to the rebirth of magic.
Meanwhile, in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia, a set of ancient artifacts recovered by the former mercenary Dorrin Verrakai may hold the answer to the riddle of magery's return. Thus Dorrin embarks on a dangerous quest to return these relics of a bygone age to their all-but-mythical place of origin. What she encounters there will change her in unimaginable ways-and spell doom or salvation for the entire world.
A brutally cunning serial killer. A relentless mage. When her changeling friends become the next target, the hunter becomes the hunted.
Nobody had better get in her way.
Undercover Investigator Ember Wright swore an oath to protect the powerless and serve justice in the Magic City. When two changelings bleed out along a gravel road, everyone assumes it was just another sad accident.
Everyone but Ember.
Armed with her ability to interview the ghosts of the dead changelings, she follows the clues. She finds a pattern. She realizes her friends may be next in the hunter’s sights.
What’s more, the only way to stop the Changeling Hunter is to break the very laws she swore to uphold.
Will she sacrifice everything she believes in to save her friends?
Ascending Mage 2: Changeling Hunter is page-burning modern fantasy action adventure with a kick-ass heroine and magic that will grab you by the throat.
WARNING: this contemporary magic thriller story is written for mature audiences who like realistic dark fantasy; it contains adult language and graphic depictions of violence.
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