Past meets future in this tale of giants, dwarves, starships, and medieval warriors.
A starship crashes in the land of giants and pits a space-faring race of humanoids against a barbarian race of warrior giants.
The Fomorian giants watch in awe as a celestial object streaks across the sky on the eve of Samhain, the bloodiest pagan festival of the year. Druids proclaim that it’s the prophesied Destroyer, and that the end of the world is near.
Fomorian mission: seek and destroy whatever fell to Earth. Starship mission: stay alive.
One giant has his eye on the blonde-haired Brigit, whose fiancé awaits her in a nearby star system, and the giants attempt to barter for her. Refusing their “generous offer” could put the starship crew at even greater risk. Brigit’s actions at the barter table stun the giants, who’ve never encountered a woman so brazenly bold.
Five humanoid races are plunged into a battle for supremacy — giant Fomorians, Humans, Bigfoots, extraterrestrial Tirnogians, and Fenn dwarves — as a child of prophecy lives hidden in the shadows, waiting to fulfill his destiny.
In Book 1, Linda moves to a small town to live a quiet life. She opens a bookstore and makes new friends. Life is simple–that is until the dead body washes up on shore. Linda is horrified to find that dead bodies and disappearing tourists are common for this town. As soon as the sun sets, the residents are stalked by dark shadows. But this is only the beginning.
Linda and her friends receive an unsigned invitation to a party at the deserted house on the hill. They are pursued through revolving rooms and dangerous traps, barely escaping with their lives. Two of their own remain trapped in the house. Or so they think.
They must embark on a difficult journey, chased by unnatural creatures, not knowing whom to trust, to uncover the one controlling everyone in town. Who are The Dead? Are they humans or vampires? Or a combination of both?
They are led down a path with many twists and turns. Will they be able to identify the true leader of The Dead? Will they be able to destroy him? More mysteries pop up as others are laid to rest. Will there be an end to this game? Or will a second book be needed?
Locked away in his citadel prison for 300 years, Hafram has stumbled across an ally, the only person who has been able to accept his thoughts through the crude but powerful shield holding him prisoner. Knowing that his opportunities are dwindling and his magics are beginning to fade with age, he realizes he must protect his new charge at all costs. Weaving an intricate spell he gives Aethan a protector, a powerful mountain cat that draws its life force from his own. His task has begun anew and he vows that the shackles from Darthune shall be thrown from the throne of Euwold as the hunt for the White Staff begins again.
Sometimes the day you die is only the beginning of a new job.
Piper Willow dies the summer after her high school graduation and finds herself in a spiritual terminal called the Station. She’s given only two choices: Move on to the unknown where she’ll be forced to spend an eternity in her own personal hell or be trained as a Volunteer and return to Earth as the subconscious for a person in need of outside assistance. Does Piper have what it takes to save a life, to be the nagging voice inside another person’s head? Or will she fail and end up lost and tormented…forever?
“Excuse me, Niles…I mean, Mr. Abbott. But, where are we?”
“I’ll explain everything to you dear, just as soon as we reach the Station.”
“What station? We aren’t in the hospital? Where’s my Dad?”
“No Piper, this isn’t the hospital, and your father is at home…he’s fine. Please, follow me.”
He turns away and continues on through the light. I hang my head, staring at my bare feet as we walk. Even though my cuts are gone, I keep rubbing my arm. It’s soothing. I almost bump into Niles when he stops abruptly.
“We’re here,” he says softly.
A Review from K.S. Haigwood – “Truly one of the best novels I’ve read in a long time. I can’t say enough about this book, but spoilers are not my thing, so I will just say as much as I can without over doing it. Don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but I do want to encourage you to read it.
I can only imagine how many people think about commiting suicide in this cruel world every day. Whether it’s work, family, lifestyle or something tragic that has happened that one believes they can’t possibly go on living with anymore, ‘The Station’ gives those that have given up another option besides Hell(although that is totally still an option). Being a volunteer is not an easy task, nor is it something that should be chosen lightly. Ride with Piper on her journey in the after-life. I promise you will be picking up ‘Dying To Remember’ as soon as you finish the last page. I highly recommend this novel to anyone between the ages of 14 – 100.”
Sergeant.”Det” Cox has just spent three years under psych observation on Earth; now that he’s out-system, he isn’t about to tell anyone he’s seeing aliens again. Paige Barnett has lost everything, even her name, because she knows too much about the rebellion spreading through the Earth-Space mining colonies.
Together Cox and Barnett stumble upon the mystery at the revolution’s heart and learn why the rebels are willing to die for it.Is their discovery humanity’s worst threat or greatest gift? The authorities are willing to destroy whole planets to keep the revolution’s secret from reaching Earth… What’s to stop them from destroying two people
“TheMorrises’ blend of fast-paced narrative and meticulous research into near-space technology makes a novel you can’t put down.” — C.J.Cherryh
“Action sequences that would make any writer proud. OUTPASSAGE is a wonderful book.” –David Drake
“OUTPASSAGE might just be the perfect science fiction novel.”– Jack Williamson
“Adventure, suspense […] this book has it all, from the best new storytellers we have. You have to read this one.” –Dr. JerryPournelleJanet Morris is a bestselling novelist who is also well-known as the creator of the Sacred Band of Stepsons series and member of the canonical THIEVES’ WORLD™ writing team. Her Sacred Band of Stepsons books include her BEYOND TRILOGY (BEYOND SANCTUARY, BEYOND THE VEIL, BEYOND WIZARDWALL), TEMPUS, and, with Chris Morris, THE SACRED BAND, THE FISH THE FIGHTERS AND THE SONG-GIRL, CITY AT THE EDGE OF TIME, TEMPUS UNBOUND, and STORM SEED.