Faeries Are My Business
Gaze: Volume Two/ Faeries Are My Business -
"Mourning Glory", "The Lady and Her Flowers", and "My Bloody Fingers".
Join Jack Daring, Chloe Inkling, and other characters as they traverse through the busy city streets of Red Ridinghood, encountering all kinds of mystically related crimes.
Featuring Guest Author Afterword, by Samantha Wurner. More
Welcome to Gaze: Volume Two. This special volume is entitled Faeries Are My Business because it obviously includes faeries: those small, human-like creatures with pretty wings. Of course, the fae in Gaze will be more or less similar to the ones known in various tales and lore, but my bets are on less. For one thing, their magical abilities, though stronger than human abilities, are not as various and are more limited than human abilities. Also, these faeries only fly when they're small and prefer not to draw attention to themselves when they're human size. Did I mention they can be any size they want? I guess I just did, didn't I? Well, I don't mind saying these stories will be quite riveting with the addition of my brand of faeries mixed with my brand of fantasy. But I urge you not to see me as the final word on faeries: After I've wet your whistle of intrigue and action, read a very special Afterword by someone whom I consider to be an expert when it comes to fantasy and the fae. Her name is Samantha Wurner, residing somewhere in the state of Washington, and I hope you enjoy the words she has so kindly contributed to this growing project of mine.
In addition, for the first volume I said I would include better character development in regards to two reoccurring characters: Jack Daring and Chloe Inkling. However, I failed to mention the character development of Ellen, the trickster, which is also vital to this world of mine. With each story you will learn more about what puts these characters in the middle of the strangest crimes. Also, these three characters will reveal certain secrets about themselves, which includes connections from both past and present. Though both Jack and Chloe, as well as Ellen who was once human and still is in many ways, are extremely powerful in ability and capability, they are still human, and thus, they are defined by their mistakes as well as their accomplishments. I'm sure you'll be surprised by how well faeries play a fitting part in revealing the nature of both these characters, but I confess, most of the surprise occurs as the plot unfolds, like a fresh clean towel.
Unlike last volume, I will not reveal any summary to the three stories: “Mourning Glory,” “The Lady And Her Flowers,” and “My Bloody Fingers.” In telling you the involvement of faeries, I've already said quite enough. If I say anymore, I'm bound to suffer the repercussions, and let me assure you that these people don't fool around: They promised a very peculiar punishment involving a noose, a unicorn's horn, and a casket full of cockroaches... I'm only joking, of course. After enjoying each story, there is a special Afterword by Samantha Wurner, so to provide an extra special volume you're bound to find pleasing. For now, I hope you these tales very entertaining.
Thank you for reading.