A kingdom has no king and a mighty invading army is bent on massacre. A family of noble Wycaan heritage is wounded and dispersed. On the Plains of Shindellia the future created by one generation must be delivered by another.
Deep wounds fester in the collective psyche of a once proud nation now destroyed and humiliated. All that remains is a driving desire for revenge. It should never have happened. Retribution will know no mercy.
History is not kind to the defeated but neither should it ever underestimate them. Worst yet, they should never be forgotten. They wait for their moment and the opportunity for revenge. That time is now…
"Consequences" by Walter Jon Williams
"As Bright as New Coppers" by Bradley Denton
"A Hot Night at Cheeky's" by Steven Brust
"A Prudent Obedience" by Kara Dalkey
"The True Tale of Count Dashif's Demise" by Jane Yolen
"Six Days Outside the Year" by Will Shetterly
and six Festival Week poems by John M. Ford
"Liavek is a place worth visiting. Get there before another volume comes out." —VOYA
When a ranger finds himself at the center of national conflict, a scheming arch-mage sends his private kill squad of powerful acolytes to collect the heads of Rashnir and his friends. How long can the band of outcasts survive the bloody assassination attempts? How did Kelsa reach out from beyond the grave? One truth exists: fire and judgment are coming.
"Portrait of Vengeance" by Kara Dalkey
"The Skin and Knife Game" by Lee Barwood and Charles de Lint
"Strings Attached" by Nathan A. Bucklin
"The Tale of the Stuffed Levar" by Jane Yolen
"An Act of Love" by Steven Brust, Gregory Frost, and Megan Lindholm
"Spells of Binding" by Pamela Dean
"Fresh and compelling tales." —Science Fiction Review
When political demands and a pregnancy leave her unable to fight, the newly-appointed Duchess Korinna must find a different way to solve the mysterious monster attacks on her people. But the allies she’s come to rely on may not be able to save her when wyld magic takes an unpredictable turn.
When Lokants get involved in our worlds, it always means trouble.
This time it's kidnapping. Partial Lokants are going missing, and they are not coming back. It falls to me, Evastany, Lady Glostrum, to discover why.