A tale set in a magical alternate early 20th century, where the U.S. and Japan have forged a powerful confederation, finds powerful geomancer Ingrid relying on her unique powers to protect the world from energy-exploiting masterminds in an earthquake-ravaged San Francisco.
Engaged to a World War I intelligence officer who is away on the front, American heiress and Spirit Corps medium Ginger discovers evidence of a traitor and that her military branch is being targeted by the Germans, findings that she must address on her own when nobody will believe her.
Becoming lost on a surreal wilderness path during a business trip in rural Pennsylvania, a suburban family man is confronted by otherworldly predators and overwhelming flashbacks of terrifying moments of his life before finding unexpected magical help.
As she searches for her daughter, Essun gets a request from Alabaster Tenring, but if she does what he asks, it will seal the fate of the Stillness forever, while far away, her daughter, whose power grows, makes choices that will break the world.
Kade Lane is a young scientist of the future who has found a way to make Nexus, a experimental drug that allows humans to connect minds, to be introduced with apps that can expand human capabilities. Soon, police, government forces and criminals all vie with each other to gain control of the drug.
In medieval Japan a future lord is dispossessed of his birthright, a mountain sorcerer imbues a mask with the spirit of a great stag, a stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife, and a powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne.