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Rain Walker
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Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When their ancestral enemies lay siege to Lord Horea's castle and city, Kondrat, his ageing captain-at-arms, knows just what to do. Then all changes when his men start dying, killed by an invisible, non-corporeal assassin. Now Kondrat alone stands between destruction and all he loves.
Grab the Brass Ring
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,390. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013 by Boroughs Publishing Group. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Take one carousel horse with erotic magical powers, add two strangers and an inescapable destiny. Sometimes it's all you can do to hold on for the ride.
Imagine That
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of unusual fiction for children ages 5 to 11. Some have been previously published by the Los Angeles Times Children’s page.
Apex Magazine - Issue 48
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,810. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 48 our the 2013 Hugo Award-nominated science fiction, fantasy, and horror zine Apex Magazine contains new work by E. Lily Yu, Emily Jiang, Douglas F. Warrick, Joe R. Lansdale, Shira Lipkin, and Sigrid Ellis.
Interzone #246 May - June 2013
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,060. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue we have 8, yes eight, stories, the usual features and the 1st of Jonathan McCalmont's new column 'Future Interrupted'. We visit 'Cat World' with Georgina Bruce, Liverpool in Shannon Fay's James White Award winning 'You First Meet the Devil at a Church Fete', the Minotaur's Labyrinth in Crete with Priya Sharma's 'Thesea and Astaurius' and Lavie Tidhar's Central Station in 'The Core'.
Magick on the Forest's Edge: A Tale of Tzamesch
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: American English. Published: June 8, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Forced to flee with her village, priestly apprentice, Althessa, discovers that danger comes in many guises and salvation is often unexpected. With the priests too busy to assist, and only her wizardly brother to help her, can Althessa save one of those who destroyed their undead pursuers, or will the attempt bring death to all who dare it?
Requiem for a Druid
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Conrad Brent faces New York's most famous real estate mogul and reality TV host.
A Shard Glows in Brooklyn
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Price: Free! Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Urban fantasy meets noir and humor in the first Conrad Brent adventure.
Guns for the Dead: A Graveminder Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,440. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013 and represented by WH. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The worst part isn’t being dead, but finding a job. Francis Lee Lemons wakes up in the land of the dead, unemployed and bored. As a criminal in his life in modern America, he figured that the best plan in his afterlife is to stick to what he knows. But getting in with the local crime syndicate—run by an 1800s gunslinger, Alicia—isn’t that easy. Includes an excerpt of The Arrivals (July 2013).
Apex Magazine - Issue 49
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,300. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 49 our the 2013 Hugo Award-nominated science fiction, fantasy, and horror zine Apex Magazine contains new work by Lavie Tidhar, Cherie Priest, Indrapramit Das, Tang Fei, and Caroline Symcox.
Zahlenteufel!
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,000. Language: German. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Es begann alles mit der Einundzwanzig. Was bedeutet die Zahl?
The Return (Ways of the Pack series)
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Series: Ways of the Pack, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,560. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Vampire, werewolves, gargoyles, vampire hunters and everything else you could possibly imagine kept Galen and Jacey apart. With things finally settling down, Galen returns to his pack for a break from the Vampire Hunters and finds that the little girl he knew is no longer little, nor a girl.
Dragon Thief
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013 by AltWit Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The teaching of the Guardians has guided Semine's footsteps since her infancy. When her mentor shows up with information contrary to what she's been taught, she doubts her decision to follow in their footsteps. She must decide if there is life beyond what she has always known or embrace a new, mysterious path and reject the Guardians' legacy.
Waverly Woods Protector
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
After being told he was adopted on his 18th birthday Patrick Waverly sets out to find his birth parents. He boards a plane, strikes up a conversation with a passenger next to him. What happens next will change his life forever.
The Soldier's Code
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Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story based in the world of The Shadow Tide Trilogy. Andres, a young a soldier fresh from training is sent far from home to take military action against a rebel family. He must remember his training and his oath’s to stay alive. He must live by and learn The Soldier’s Code.
The Year of Ancient Ghosts
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,070. Language: Australian English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis-winner Kim Wilkins compiles five novellas (three reprinted, two original) in this strong collection. Wilkins adds fantastic elements to her depiction of ages past and present, but rather than relying on standard fantasy tropes, her stories are informed by detailed research into the periods in question.
The Girl With No Hands and other tales
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,190. Language: Australian English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this collection of 16 previously published and new stories, Slatter presents twisted, fractured, illuminating fairy tales and dark fantasies that beguile in their elegant simplicity. Many of the stories are reiterations of classic fairy tales from all over the world. But by retelling the tales in a more intimate manner, Slatter illuminates the symbiotic relationship between pleasure and pain.
The Elevator Dreams
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Price: Free! Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is story about four people who gets stuck in an old elevator. The Elevator takes them to different worlds and gives them tasks to achieve. They have to demonstrate kindness, truthfulness and honesty to come back to their own worlds. The Journey involves many vanishing worlds and each world has fascinating characters and characteristics. Ishita the 10 year old child is the lead in this story.
Aurealis #61
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The best in Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, featuring 'Restless' by Sophie Masson, and 'Kernel' by Sean Monaghan. Plus the best news, reviews, and interviews in the world of Australian Speculative Fiction. Your monthly fix of all that is good in speculative fiction.
The Berserk and his Wife
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Series: The Chronicles of Erebos. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: British English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A grim yet stirring tale of a family defending their lonely homestead against savage sea raiders; and of the complex love that exists between the hulking, dull-witted Headho and his wife, the strong-willed and fiery Elfswitha. It is a violent tale leavened with a little humour and softer moments of calm amidst the struggle.