Discover the inflationary effects of a dragon’s hoard, the secret connection between Mark Twain and Frankenstein, and the magic power of blackberry jam in this debut collection of strange, funny, and bittersweet tales.
Living on the shores of hell has never been easy. “Readers will find watching Hutchins’ unusual magical rules bring about startling consequences for family and political structure utterly fascinating. Totally fresh.” -Kirkus
Twenty-nine short stories by Lee Martindale, including reprints from major anthologies and four never-before-published works. Introduction by Esther M. Friesner, cover art by Melanie Fletcher.
“Welcome to Paradise,” archeologist Susan Dunne hears on arrival at the Caribbean island to research petroglyphs and investigate her brother’s drowning. She follows dangerous clues in her psychic visions, leading to a violent cult and sunken treasure
Tales tell of three sisters, daughters of the high king. No one says much about the middle princess until the day she meets a strange man who rules a land of shapeshifters and demons. A country no more than legend-until he claims her as its queen.