All the wild places each have their own guardian, but the forest lord of the Oakensea hasn't been seen in generations. Sent by the king to replace a fallen ranger, Koster knows the forest's reputation. But a chance meeting with a reveler at a Quarter Night's dance may change everything, for everyone in the Oakensea and for the Oakensea itself.
Loren knows better than to listen to faerie promises. But when medicine fails and prayers go unanswered, where else is there to turn? And when their lord's heir returns after a seven-year absence, will Loren's luck change for the better...or worse?
On a planet in the middle of allied space, two species--human and hirsa--founded a joint colony. For crimes involving both human and hirsa, there is the Department of Integration. When a particularly vicious murder is committed, two partners will have to question everything they know to find the killer--and learn about each other along the way.