Unwed motherhood in Victorian England spells the end--your chances of marrying, chances even of working, disappear. Unless you can somehow "disappear" the evidence... That's where "baby farmers" Amelia and Margaret come in. They'll care for your unwanted infant--for a fee. But what are they really doing with the babies? When the police find dozens of tickets for pawned baby clothes... [click here for more]
This collection of four fairy tales is set in the world of "An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom":
In Ellika's favorite, the classic Corrish tale "Little Snowflake," an abused queen finds help in the forest.
"Winter's Girl," one of Mattie Dunley's favorite stories, pits a sassy girl who says she doesn't believe in the spirit world against the brothers Summer... [click here for more]
Prince Temmin Antremont has been sheltered from assassins and women for all his eighteen years. Now at his father Harsin's court, forces he can neither control nor understand pull at him from all sides. But none pull harder than the Lovers, the twin gods of love and sex. They want him to serve Them for two years. King Harsin believes an old prophecy: if Temmin joins the Lovers' Temple the monarchy... [click here for more]
Folklore Professor Oladel Adewole has lost tenure, and the beloved, much-younger sister he's raised has died; with no reason to stay, he leaves his homeland for the University of Eisenstadt. One thing makes his new life bearable: the mysterious island floating a mile above the city, his all-consuming interest for years.
When a brilliant engineer makes it to the island in her new invention, the government... [click here for more]