As the wars that have ravaged Britain fade into the past, Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, set out on a journey to find the son they have not seen in years, and are joined in their travels by a Saxon warrior, his orphaned charge and a knight.
An anthology of African American fantasy, science fiction, and speculative fiction features some forty short stories by Octavia E. Butler, Samuel R. Delany, Tananarive Due, Walter Mosley, Ishmael Reed, Steven Barnes, and others.
Journeying to the central United States city of Bellona, where all have fled save madmen and criminals, a poet and adventurer known only as the Kid wonders at the strange portents that appear in the city's cloud-covered sky.
Brilliant and beautiful, independent sixteenth-century sea captain Skye O'Malley flees an unwanted, abusive marriage and sails her own fleet of ships around the world, stopping only to match wits with royalty and explore her sensual and passionate nature.
Serving as an ambassador of his own world while carrying messages to parallel-universe Londons with respective magical abilities and conflicts, Kell hides his secret smuggling activities only to be set up with a forbidden object from a dark dimension.
Enduring a nomadic existence in the aftermath of a disease that kills all humans once they reach the age of twenty, fifteen-year-old Ice Cream Star risks her freedom and life to travel dangerous territory in search of a cure.
Neil Gaiman's latest collection includes previously published short fiction as well as a new tale that revisits the world of Gaiman's 2001 novel American Gods.
As a teen in Mexico City, Meche and her friends discover how to cast spells using music with hopes of changing their social status and fixing their broken families. 20 years later, Meche returns to her hometown for her estranged father's funeral, reviving old childhood memories.
Randy Henderson's fantasy debut follows the experiences of Finn Gramaraye who, after enduring a long, wrongful exile for dark magic, struggles to identify a powerful adversary who would prevent his return to the mortal world.
Two children are swept up in an imaginative quest to save the king and his realm from dark forces when the king emerges from a magical door at the park and presses a map and strange objects into their hands before being captured and disappearing.
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when it discovers that a 10-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret, about a spring of magical water that prevents the drinker from ever growing any older.