This is a compilation of flash fiction and short stories, and was previously published online and in print. Mixing children's tales, fantasy, romance, scifi and horror, these stories are now gathered together into one book for your amusement and pleasure. Dip in and enjoy whenever you feel the need to go for a ride or visit the fun house... or a haunted one.
- Author:Olivier, Rachel V.Summary:
- Author:Blackburne, LiviaSummary:
The mission was a failure. Even though Zivah and Dineas discovered a secret that could bring down the empire, their information is useless without proof. Now, with their cover blown and their quest abandoned, their only remaining hope is to get home before Ampara brings the full might of its armies against their peoples. As Shidadi and Dara alike prepare for war, Zivah and Dineas grapple with the toll of their time in the capital. After fighting alongside the Amparans against his own kin, can Dineas convince the Shidadi-and himself-where his loyalties lie' After betraying her healer's vows in Sehmar City, can Zivah find a way to redeem herself- especially when the Dara ask her to do the unthinkable' And after reluctantly falling in love, what will the two do with their lingering feelings, now that the Dineas from Sehmar City is gone forever' Time is running out for all of them, but especially Zivah whose plague symptoms surface once again. Now, she must decide how she'll define the life she has left. Together, healer and warrior must find the courage to save their people, expose the truth, and face the devastating consequences headed their way.
- Author:Hamilton, K. R.Summary:
Soon after the mysterious and alluring Finn arrives at her family's home, sixteen-year-old Teagan Wylltson and her disabled brother are drawn into the battle Finn's family has fought since the thirteenth century, when Fionn MacCumhaill angered the goblin king.
- Author:Willett, EdwardSummary:
Ariane and Wally must find a way to travel to France, and go deep underground, to find the second Shard of Excalibur before Rex Major can get his hands on it.
Having saved the first Shard of the sword Excalibur from internet mogul Rex Major (aka Merlin), Ariane and Wally are on the lookout for the second. Wally's worried that the power of the first Shard is already changing Ariane, giving her the strength to do both good and evilâ€¦and when she seriously hurts his bullying sister Flish, it seems he might be right.
- Author:Willett, EdwardSummary:
Ariane and Wally must find a way to travel to France, and go deep underground, to find the second Shard of Excalibur before Rex Major can get his hands on it. Having saved the first Shard of the sword Excalibur from internet mogul Rex Major (aka Merlin), Ariane and Wally are on the lookout for the second. Wally's worried that the power of the first Shard is already changing Ariane, giving her the strength to do both good and evil and when she seriously hurts his bullying sister Flish, it seems he might be right.
- Author:Cabot, MegSummary:
Sixteen-year-old Carmel, California teenager Suze Simon is a typical high school student except for the fact that she is a "shifter" who can mediate between the living and the dead, and she is in love with a ghost from the nineteenth century.
- Author:Gordon, RoderickSummary:
When Will Burrows and his friend Chester embark on a quest to find Will's archaeologist father, who has inexplicably disappeared, they are led to a labyrinthine world underneath London, full of sinister inhabitants with evil intentions toward "Topsoilers" like Will and his father.
- Author:Babbitt, NatalieSummary:
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten year old girl and a stranger now share their secret.
- Author:Selfors, SuzanneSummary:
Fated to be the next Rapunzel, Holly O'Hair has long hair while her twin sister Poppy wears hers short, but when Holly's hair begins getting shorter as Poppy's grows longer, the sisters may have to reveal a secret about their fairytale destinies.
- Author:Toro, Guillermo delSummary:
"You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk' They're patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you've paid so much attention to in mirrors' It's delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to make your way in the world' They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats. These facts are unpleasant but useful. There are things out there, you see, that don't cower in holes to be captured by us and cooked over our fires. These things have their own ways of trapping their kills, their own fires, their own appetites." Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino-one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named "Tubby" who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed
- Author:LaHaye, Tim F.Summary:
In this sequel to the bestseller Left Behind, Rayford Steele and Cameron Williams find themselves pressed into services for the man they believe could be the antichrist.
- Author:Manon LeblancSummary:
Le jour de son anniversaire, Charly reçoit la visite de son frère Simon qu'il n'a pas revu depuis des années. Avec lui, un passé déchirant refait surface, un passé qui ébranlera sa vie peuplée d'histoires fantastiques racontées par son chauffeur de minibus, M. Rose, de qui il reçoit un cadeau surprenant: une cape rouge pouvant sauver le Monde. Traîne-misère est un roman où l'amour de soi, de l'Autre et du Monde se veut une bataille de tous les instants qui ne peut se gagner sans cette force de l'imaginaire qui nous mène ailleurs, là où les solutions résident souvent et nous attendent...
- Author:Glatt, JaneSummary:
"Jane Glatt loves that along with creating original worlds, writing fantasy allows her to indulge her curiosity about an eclectic group of subjects. So far she's researched synaesthesia, medieval guilds, tidal rivers, cities atop bridges, pirates and privateers, plants used for healing and the history of spying. For that last one she blames a visit to the International Spy Museum (yes it's a real place), in Washington D.C. For news on Jane's future releases visit her website http://janeglatt.com/index.html and sign up for her newsletter."--
- Author:Jordan, RobertSummary:
As the seals on the Dark One's prison crumble and the armies of the Shadow boil out of the Blight, Perrin Aybara, hunted by specters from his past, must seek answers in "Tel'aran'rhiod" and find a way to master the wolf within him--or lose himself to it forever. Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge of his life ... as The Tower of Ghenjei awaits.
- Author:Novik, NaomiSummary:
A dazzling blend of military history, high-flying fantasy, and edge-of-your-seat adventure, Naomi Novik's Temeraire novels, set in an alternate Napoleonic era in which intelligent dragons have been harnessed as weapons of war, are more than just perennial bestsellers-they are a worldwide phenomenon. Now, in Tongues of Serpents, Naomi Novik is back, along with the dragon Temeraire and his rider and friend, Captain Will Laurence.Convicted of treason despite their heroic defense against Napoleon's invasion of England, Temeraire and Laurence-stripped of rank and standing-have been transported to the prison colony at New South Wales in distant Australia, where, it is hoped, they cannot further corrupt the British aerial Corps with their dangerous notions of liberty for dragons. Temeraire and Laurence carry with them three dragon eggs intended to help establish a covert in the colony and destined to be handed over to such second-rate, undesirable officers as have been willing to accept so remote an assignment-including one former acquaintance, Captain Rankin, whose cruelty once cost a dragon its life.Nor is this the greatest difficulty that confronts the exiled dragon and rider: Instead of leaving behind all the political entanglements and corruptions of the war, Laurence and Temeraire have instead sailed into a hornet's nest of fresh complications. For the colony at New South Wales has been thrown into turmoil after the overthrow of the military governor, one William Bligh-better known as Captain Bligh, late of HMS Bounty. Bligh wastes no time in attempting to enlist Temeraire and Laurence to restore him to office, while the upstart masters of the colony are equally determined that the new arrivals should not upset a balance of power precariously tipped in their favor.Eager to escape this political quagmire, Laurence and Temeraire take on a mission to find a way through the forbidding Blue Mountains and into the interior of Australia. But when one of the dragon eggs is stolen from Temeraire, the surveying expedition becomes a desperate race to recover it in time-a race that leads to a shocking discovery and a dangerous new obstacle in the global war between Britain and Napoleon.
- Author:Twain, MarkSummary:
Tom's plan to become famous involves Huck Finn and his friend Jim in a crusade to the Holy Land by balloon ascension.
- Author:Nix, GarthSummary:
A short story collection from bestselling fantasy author Garth Nix, including an Old Kingdom novella, a short story set in the same world as Shade's Children, and another story set in the world of A Confusion of Princes.
- Author:Carriger, GailSummary:
Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London high society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Until, that is, she receives a summons that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle.
- Author:Houck, ColleenSummary:
After battling the villainous Lokesh, Kelsey and the Indian princes Ren and Kishan return to India, where Kelsey learns that Ren has amnesia, and five cunning dragons try to keep the trio from breaking the curse that binds them.
- Author:Houck, ColleenSummary:
Tiger's Dream is the conclusion to the epic Tiger's Curse fantasy romance series.