The Long Past: & Other Stories

The Long Past: & Other Stories

by Ginn Hale




1858 — Warring mages open up a vast inland sea that splits the United States in two. With the floodwaters come creatures from a long distant past. What seems like the End Times forges a new era of heroes and heroines who challenge tradition, law, and even death as they transform the old west into a new world.

In the heart of dinosaur country a laconic trapper and a veteran mage risk treason to undertake a secret mission.

A brilliant magician and her beautiful assistant light up stages with the latest automaton, but the secrets both of them are hiding test their trust in each other and pit them against one of the most powerful men in the world.

At the wild edge of the Inland Sea, amidst crocodiles and triceratops, an impoverished young man and a Pinkerton Detective must join forces to outmaneuver a corrupt judge and his gunmen.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935560517
Publisher: Blind Eye Books
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ginn Hale resides in the Pacific Northwest with her lovely wife and wayward cats. She is an awar-winning author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an avid coffee-drinker.

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High up in the clear blue sky, a group of pterosaurs swept past the red and white-striped balloon of an approaching airship. The gull-sized creatures soared through the dirigible's wake and then dived toward dark waters far below.

Grover watched the wily green pterosaurs descend to snatch silver-sided fish from the waves of the Inland Sea then go flapping back toward their roosts in the sea-swept cliffs of the Rocky Mountains. His attention returned to the star-spangled airship with its brassy gondola. The ship hadn't yet crossed through the gray haze of the spell dome. The dome arched up from the alchemically-fortified walls of the city and kept out most anything bigger than a song bird. Even across the distance and through the distortion, Grover thought he could make out the gold sun-shaped insignia of the US Office of Theurgy and Magicum on the gondola's prow.

Theurgist professors, soldiers and maybe even a mage floated up there. All of them coming here to investigate the big blue sea that had flooded everything from the Nebraska Territory to the Gulf of Mexico.

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