Explore the medieval kingdoms of Erdhe, raid the tomb of the first emperor of China, and unravel the enigma of Dark Space in this collection of fantasy and science fiction tales from the author of The Silk & Steel Saga. The two signature stories, Prophecy’s Twist and The Assassin’s Tear, are set in the fantasy realm of Erdhe. Prophecy’s Twist discovers the dark deceit that started the War of Wizards, forever changing the kingdoms of Erdhe. The Assassin’s Tear follows the exploits of a petty thief whose ambition leads him to unravel the dark secret of the Mordant’s Citadel. The Emperor’s Shadow is an international thriller in the style of Indiana Jones, combining the power of superstition with archaeology in a desperate attempt to end World War Three. A Man’s World is a post-apocalyptic adventure set in Australia where coal miners discover all the rules have changed. Pieces of the Truth is a time travel story where a young physicist discovers a forgotten truth. In Snakes and Ladders, Lynn Gallant sets out to shatter the glass ceiling by taking a walk to the dark side of New Orleans. In The God Planet, universal dreams spark a religious frenzy, summoning humanoid kind to the riddle of Dark Space.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
KAREN L. AZINGER has always loved fantasy fiction, and always hoped that someday she could give back to the genre a little of the joy that reading has always given her. Eight years ago on a hike in the Columbia River Gorge she realized she had enough original ideas to finally write an epic fantasy. She started writing and never stopped. The Steel Queen is her first book, born from that hike in the gorge. Before writing, Karen spent over twenty years as an international business strategist, eventually becoming a vice-president for one of the world's largest natural resource companies. She's worked on developing the first gem-quality diamond mine in Canada's arctic, on coal seam gas power projects in Australia, and on petroleum projects around the world. Having lived in Australia for eight years she considers it to be her second home. She's also lived in Canada and spent a lot of time in the Canadian arctic. She lives with her husband in Portland Oregon, in a house perched on the edge of the forest. The first four books of The Silk & Steel Saga have already been written and she is hard at work on the fifth and final book. The first two books of the saga, The Steel Queen and The Flame Priest, were published in 2011. The third book, The Skeleton King, is expected to be published in May 2012. You can learn more at her website, www.karenlazinger.com or at her Facebook page for The Steel Queen.
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The Assassin's Tear based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Despite the FANTASY cover (and the fact that two of the stories in this tome are HIGH Fantasy) the Feel of the stories here are more Outer Limits or maybe even Twilight Zone... The Range of stories is Fascinating from The Lands of Erdhe (giving those who are already reading her Silk and Steel Saga a VERY well realized look into the history of the war of the wizards) To an Indiana Jones Inspired ROMP through a chinese tomb Gods Planet especially would have made a GREAT Outer Limits Episode. Some stories come off a bit Preachy but I somehow pictured a Female Rod Serling giving the Introduction to "Snakes and Ladders" and "Pieces of Truth" All in all a good series of stories and a great introduction to an Author that is bound to be writing many other books I will enjoy reading :)