The quiet life Mirickar enjoyed on his parents' farm is disrupted when the kurakvin invade, slaying his parents and forcing him to escape with Sraikura, a girl from a neighboring farm. She wants to hide in the forest, but Mirickar is not interested in hiding. Mirickar is out for kurakvin blood... but others deny there are any kurakvin in the kingdom at all.
As a nervous loner, Birkran Kinru just wants to avoid all attention. That's easier said than done in his high-tech, high-awareness world. Even worse, he seems strangely connected to an ambitious politician and a virulently anti-government hacker. What Kinru eventually learns about those other men shocks him yet also opens a surprising new door of opportunity for him.
Dan Starney thought it was bad when his plans failed to restore liberty to the land, but that was just the beginning of his troubles. Injured and on the run, Dan discovers that the police aren't the only ones on his heels. The motives of the others, though, are much less clear. Survival requires figuring out who can be trusted. Misplaced trust could be fatal.
High school history teacher Dan Starney believes the US has strayed far from the ideals of the founding fathers, and he intends to restore liberty to the land. As he sees it, the law means little when the government has become oppressive. Dragged into the public spotlight without warning, he feels rushed to complete his plans, but an attractive young math teacher presents unexpected obstacles.
In this somewhat-dystopian science fiction short story, a rich young woman enlists to serve in her government's military to honorably complete her duty to society. She expects to deal with people who come from the lowest economic classes, but she does not expect to be wrapped up in the mystery when the enigmatic prisoners of "Wolf Block" take a special interest in her.