This book contains short stories by Jody Lynn Nye, Katie Cross, Robyn Bennis, Raven Oak, Frog and Esther Jones, Dawn Vogel, Matt Youngmark, Lee French, Connie J. Jasperson, Jeffrey Cook, Katherine Perkins, Jeremy Zimmerman, Edward J. Knight, Elmdea Adams (no amazon profile available), Fulvio Gatti (no amazon profile available), Robert J. McCarter, Lou J. Berger, Ian Berger (no amazon profile available) and Sarah Bartsch.
This collection of short stories appealed to me because it has everything in it that I like in a story. Swords, magic (sorcery) and bad ass women who get shit done. As someone who normally doesn’t read a lot of short stories (I’m more of a series kind of reader) I wasn’t sure what to expect for the story lines, but most of the time I wasn’t disappointed.
A thousand years ago, a dying race of Immortals left behind an enduring legacy: the Ascendants, mortal men and women capable of binding hundreds or even thousands of others to their will. Together these “Bound” and their magic form the foundation of nearly every society in the world. But everything is about to change. A few rare mortals possess the ability to channel magic without an Ascendant bond, and these “Unbound” renegades finally have a leader: a gifted young sorceress bent on freeing those who share her power…no matter the cost.
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This book by Roz Carter is a novel that will be released in 6 parts over the next 6 months. Eventually it will also be available as a whole instead of different installments.
Imara Covington has always known that she comes from a family of strong women. Only after an unexpected journey to the quaint town of Edenton, North Carolina, do the family secrets begin to unravel. Once she thought of her family as her safety net and her home as a haven, but now Imara is forced to confront the long buried secrets that are at the center of her family’s strength.
NOS4A2, or Nosferatu, might be a bit of a weird title for a book, but it’s very fitting. Nosferatu is often associated with horror, vampires and the like, but it’s not really that scary yet very exhilarating. I would put it under fantasy rather than horror but that’s just my personal opinion.
NOS4A2 is about Victoria McQueen, a girl with a special gift. She can find lost things. Whether it’s an object someone has lost or the answer to a question that has yet to be found, she’ll find it. She does this by taking her bike and go over a specific bridge, that way she gets where she needs to be; close to home or all across the country.