A thin, warm drizzle was falling through air so humid I felt like I was drowning. I put my vid away and looked around. Buildings towered like canyon walls on all sides, some alive with animated graphics fifty meters high, most of them lit with neon and holo-ads. It was well past midnight, but even in daytime the sun rarely made it to the streets this deep in the city. Down here, the illumination came from the pulsing LED light displays and animated projections no matter what time it was.
From Fantasy Flight Publishing comes a story of murder and conspiracy in a dystopian future! Free Fall is the first novel based on Fantasy Flight Games’s Android, conveying a futuristic world of technology and corruption. This rich universe is masterfully brought to life by New York Times Bestselling author William H. Keith, winner of the H.G. Wells Award and multiple Origins awards, and the celebrated author of over 150 novels, short stories, and other published works.
A Willow Lane Mystery, #1
Two eleven-year-old amateur detectives set out to solve the mystery of a deceased neighbor's missing will and to identify a stranger snooping around the house where the will is thought to be hidden. What begins as an excuse to use their new detective kit turns into a frightening experience that has the girls running for their lives.
This is the first in a new mystery novella series recommended for ages 9-12.
"These were the days when the three Romes had fallen. When the mother of the world had bled, when the Ice Horde had conquered Archangel, when the trees had marched on Muscovy, and when only white-walled Kiev stood against the forest. These were the days when Sasha Witchblood roamed the land, and tread its mud and jewels alike beneath her feet."
--'The Girl and the Gallows'
Everyone calls Baba Yaga "Grandmother." For Sasha, it's the truth. Journey through a Europe being slowly strangled by the forest in four stories where Robert E. Howard meets the Brothers Grimm:
- The Girl and the Gallows: In which a mysterious stranger rescues a damsel from a wolf, and confronts a wicked stepmother.
- The Sugar House: Sasha meets a brother and sister alone in the woods, and falls into the sweetest of traps.
- The Jaws of Sleep: With Prince Suleiman, Sasha sacks the palace of the Sleeping Beauty.
- A Witch Shall Rule: In a holy city, Sasha faces what she could become.
Agatha Christie, pawn or puppet-master?
For eleven days in December 1926, that was the question all of England was asking. Was she kidnapped, or possibly a pawn trapped in an international mystery? Or could she actually be the puppet-master, secretly manipulating an entire nation from behind her typewriter?
Did one of the most disciplined writing minds the world has ever known really just “black out,” only to somehow reappear eleven days later, feeble and disorientated at a spa hotel? And what really was written in her missing diary regarding those eleven mysterious days?
Through a weaving of facts and fiction, the adventure unfolds through the perspective of her governess, Charlotte “Carlo” Fisher. Having accepted the role of confidante to the great writer, and ignited by the receipt of a mysterious letter, Charlotte embarks on a sinister and harrowing quest.
In her exploits, Charlotte is aided by many of the famous and elite of the twentieth century. While Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his protégé, Ian Fleming, speed towards Istanbul on the Orient Express in search of Agatha’s diary, Charlotte discovers clues that dispatch her to Berlin where she stumbles into a world gone mad.
Mysterious societies emerge from the shadows, and it appears something dark is rising...