DJ Edwardson always wanted to invent the hovercraft. Not some floaty balloon contraption, but the real McCoy, with levitation and jump jets and cool track lights down the side just because. But he found that not being a scientist or an inventor or a multi-billion dollar venture capitalist put a bit of a damper on that career path so he settled for the next best thing, writing fiction.
But he doesn't just write about exotic gadgets. He's invented all sorts of things that will probably never make it out of that “what if” stage, at least not in his lifetime. He also writes about things that aren't “things” at all, like friendship, courage, love, and faith. And those are even more exciting than hovercraft.
Motleys. Candy-colored creatures with dark powers to drain the souls of men. That’s what Roderick always thought. Until he met one. Now he’s not so sure. But with seemingly everyone in the province hunting the motley down, he must quickly decide which side he’s on.
With her husband lost at sea, Shelia's faith is all she has to cling to in their little home of Caledonia. Deep inside she prays that somehow she will see him again, that the sea will bring back what it took from her long ago. But when her prayers are answered, it's not at all what she expected.
In the city of Renze magic and technology blend seamlessly and the Artificer guilds make handsome profits keeping the city's systems running.
Cast out of the guild in his prime and bitter from his many losses, a blind artificer has taken on an apprentice to make what he no longer can: a device that will help him get revenge on the man responsible for destroying his life.