Kevon has grown in skill, strength, and stature. Hiding amongst the miners on the Southern Frontier, he has taken up blacksmithing, relying on the near-constant touch of iron and steel to shield him from discovery by his enemies. When he learns of a growing darkness near the site of the destruction of the Mage's tower in the West, he rejoins Waine and Bertus to investigate. He takes up the mystic arts once more, and is forced to work with a former enemy to save the Realm from an evil he helped unleash.
Here is Old Man's War author John Scalzi's sendup of the heroic fantasy genre, now a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story.
"Wish I'd Read the Reviews"
Doug and Judy have both had a secret power all their life. Judy can see every possible future, branching out from each moment like infinite trees. Doug can also see the future, but for him, it's a single, locked-in, inexorable sequence of foreordained events. They can't both be right, but over and over again, they are. Obviously these are the last two people in the world who should date. So, naturally, they do.
"Just a story"
Kartos has fallen, and when Lokk descends to the streets he finds that everything he once knew has evaporated - and now the city faces the gruesome aftermath of apocalypse. A mysterious army of foreign mercenaries worshipping a god from a land far across the sea has come to enslave those few who survived the Reckoning.
"Thoroughly enjoyed this book."
The city of Kartos is a dark, cruel place. Its winding streets lie within the Black Temple's great shadow. The Devout, the priests of the temple, rarely leave its towering walls, but when they do it is only to collect the dead or to lead the city's condemned back to the dungeons. And those who enter do not return. It is common knowledge among the Kartosi that the temple is to be avoided at all costs. Lokk, a young thief oblivious to the machinations of the temple and its puppets, is about to enter a world where evil knows no bounds.
"Didn't want to stop Listening (reading)"
There is an old man sitting in a bed in angel ward, telling stories. He says he has to tell someone, because he is dying. He says he doesn't care if you believe that the tales are true or not, because he is not sure that half of them ever happened at all. Reg Weldon claims that he has seen things that would make your skin crawl. He claims a lot of things.
In 1926, Joseph Dean was just getting ready to hang himself when the man named Joshua stepped into his café and changed his life. He made Joe an offer - one that would mean travelling through the door to another world to find something that had been lost for nearly 200 years. Joe would discover a lot more than that in the years that followed. The Last to Fall is a short novel and the first in a series following Joseph Dean's travels.