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"My train of thought derailed somewhere in the wilderness of my daydreams and MUSINGS is the result." -Alycia Christine

Stories in this special speculative fiction collection include:

"A Song for Naia"
Others of Ryad's people have given up trying to free their destined lovers from the glacier. Only one will dare fight the ice after nightfall and for Naia's sake he must succeed.

"The Banner Prophesies"
To protect her home and her foal, the unicorn must defy the griffin even with her dying breath.

"City of Twilight"
Darkness will release the Nightmares, but for now the sunlit ruins are safe...or so Carn thought.

"Chosen Sacrifice"
The Chosen Warrior's sacrifice might bring hope to her people, but can Miya keep any for herself?

"Of Kelpie Lullabies"
Will a sorcerer's gift truly prove powerful enough to break the fae curse or will Keiranna be doomed to remain in exile as a monster forever?

"Raven's Fall"
Could a world of dawn be so much better than this domain of dusk? The red cattail could give Raven the answer, but did she dare use it?

"Star Child and the Golden Seed"
With enemies at the very gates, will the miracle of Stars' Gift be enough to save the village or will the Watobi follow their Star Sage to a fiery death?

"The Soul Wrangler"
There is a demon infection in River, Texas, and, as dangerous as he is, Dust remains the townspeople's only hope for a cure.

"Sumari's Solitude"
The sun is setting on High Priestess Sumari's reign. Will her last act of faith be enough to thwart a priesthood plot to assassinate her successor or will her enemies destroy all she holds dear?

"What Tendrils Echo"
When an ancient king's tomb is unearthed, Jac's dreams of scientific discovery and academic glory turn into nightmares. A jaguar is killing archeologists, but is this is a simple case of wildlife run amok or is something far more sinister at work?

"Winter's Charge"
After an avalanche kills his hunting party, young Ataniq's only hope for survival comes in the form of one of the most dangerous creatures an arctic warrior can encounter: a polar bear.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941588116
Publisher: Purple Thorn Press
Publication date: 06/19/2014
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Alycia Christine grew up near the dusty cotton fields of Lubbock, Texas. She fell in love with fantasy and science fiction stories when her father first read Gordon R. Dickson's THE DRAGON AND THE GEORGE and Robert A. Heinlein's HAVE SPACESUIT-WILL TRAVEL to her at age ten. Her love-affair with fiction deepened when Alycia took a creative writing course while attending Texas A&M University. After that class, she was hooked as a writer for life. Her subsequent B.S. degree in agricultural journalism not only helped to hone Alycia's skills with a pen, but also with a camera. Today she uses her skills as a photographer to capture the beauty of the world around her and add additional perspective to her fiction and nonfiction writing. Find her at
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