Years ago Brandon Frye was bitten, cursed to transform into a primal killing machine under the light of the full moon… until he met Celine, who introduced him to experimental pills meant to suppress the turning.
Now, after a terrible tragedy has taken Celine’s life, Brandon boards a cruise ship bound for Alaska, intending to venture into the cold white north and never return.
But when Brandon meets Ginny, he gains a second chance at love. Nevertheless, circumstances align against him: a storm is building, a hunter is on his trail, and the pills that are meant to prevent the turning…
Are about to trigger it.
Ruth Nestvold has published widely in science fiction and fantasy, her fiction appearing in such markets as Asimov’s, F&SF, Baen’s Universe, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, and Gardner Dozois’s Year’s Best Science Fiction. Her work has been nominated for the Nebula, Tiptree, and Sturgeon Awards. In 2007, the Italian translation of her novella “Looking Through Lace” won the “Premio Italia” award for best international work. Since 2012, she’s been concentrating her efforts on self-publishing rather than traditional publishing, although she does still occasionally sell a story the old-fashioned way. She maintains a web site at http://www.ruthnestvold.com and blogs at https://ruthnestvold.wordpress.com.
Yseult: A Tale of Tragedy in the Age of King Arthur
Crossroads of Draston
Featuring stories from: Joel Norden, Aaron Wulf, Anna Warkentin
In the Age of the Dracon-esti, darkness and war ravage the continent of Draston. The dragons that once ruled the skies have died off and other horrors have since taken their place. To the south, dark rumors have surfaced of armies being massed, led by the Wicked Eye. The elves are slowly dying off, refusing to change with the winds of time. The dwarves have sealed themselves beneath their mountain, battling creatures from the depths. In this broken land, with the oncoming tides of evil, adventurers still search for lost treasures, companionship and a chance for their names to be put into songs of legend.
These untold tales will introduce you to the bright and vibrant world of Harthx and it’s adventurers: a curious gnome reads a forbidden book; a nord endangers himself in an attempt to unite the five clans; a vampire searches for a way to regain his soul; two sisters search for a murderer in a forgotten city.
Eleven exciting short stories, four talented young authors, one epic start to the Dragonband Saga!