Kol runs down the corridor, agents of His Eminence hot on his heels. He needs escape, a way out, but all he sees is a heavy wooden door. Does salvation or capture lie behind it? In “The Last Ereph,” he finds the answer and more than he could have ever expected.
That and nine other short stories make up this debut collection from an exciting new voice in science fiction and fantasy. Other stories include:
“Of That Alluring Fruit,” in which a young woman is tempted to risk all to discover the secret of a mysterious island.
“The Dragon of the Bailey,” in which a prisoner seizes his opportunity for freedom when it presents itself in the least likely of forms.
“To Watch the Storms,” in which careful observation brings reward to a weary traveler.
“The Missing Legion,” set in the world of the forthcoming novel The Water Road, in which a big game hunter stumbles into a harrowing ritual he was never meant to see.
And “Memory of Water,” in which a man is haunted by dreams of a past he cannot escape.
Ten exciting stories – ten new worlds.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This book is a collection of ten fantasy and sci-fi short stories that I had been working on for some time. They were all in need of a home and I thought they would make a good collection together, although the stories aren’t related to one another. Individual inspirations include a summer thunderstorm on a business trip (“To Watch the Storms”), the ravens at the Tower of London (“The Dragon of the Bailey”), and the possibility that dreams might be something more (“Memory of Water”).
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The characters in this book are particular to each story, of course, and tend to fit the needs of each story. Kalsis, the main character in “Of That Alluring Fruit” grew up in a strict village that didn’t let her express her desire to know about the world around her, while the narrator in “Memory of Water” arguably knows all too much about his world. The titular dragon in “The Dragon of the Bailey” was a change to do something different with the creature in a typical fantasy setting.
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