The Ruling Elite and Other Stories is a collection of short fantasy from Xina Marie Uhl and Janet Loftis. Here you'll find a slave-mercenary struggling to save the life of his mistress, a palace guard defending his city against the destroyer of prophecy, a wanderer who brings more than just past grief into the lives of four sisters, two men who go on a dangerous hunt to kill the witches destroying their village, an outcast trying to outwit the village oracle and get justice for her murdered mother, and a captain who discovers how high the cost is to return the dead to their rightful homes. Come read stories which fuse fantasy with history and anthropology by two of XC Publishing's most talented writers.
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About the Author
Xina's available ebooks include:
The Gauntlet Thrown and The Challenge Accepted (with Cheryl Dyson)
A Fairy Tail and Out of the Bag
The Cat's Guide to Human Behavior
She also maintains a web presence on Facebook (www.facebook.com/XinaMarieUhl) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/xuwriter)
Born and raised in the Midwest, Janet Loftis fled to sunny California to escape the cold, dark winters, only to now explore the colder and darker sides of human nature in her horror and fantasy fiction.
With a BA in Anthropology and Archaeology, and a MA combining Cultural Anthropology with Creative Writing, Janet's stories are inspired by the mythos of cultures around the world. From science-fiction to fantasy to horror, and from short stories to screenplays, Janet has seen her fiction published in a variety of online and print magazines, and placed in the finals and semi-finals of screenplay competitions.
Next on Janet's agenda are more horror shorts, a horror screenplay, and the marketing of a family-friendly screenplay.
The three stories published here are taken from Skin and Bones, a collection of eleven short stories and a novelette currently available from XC Publishing.net. These dark-tinged, anthropology-inspired tales will intrigue fans of horror, dark fantasy, magical realism, and science fiction.
More short story collections by Janet L. Loftis:
Zombies And Aliens
The Box Quadrilogy
Wheels and Deals
Connect with Janet online:
Amazon Author Page
Follow her blog The Far Places (janetloftis.wordpress.
com) exploring creativity, travel and cats.