Brass & Glass, Book One: The Cask of Cranglimmering by Dawn Vogel
In the windy skies of the Republic, it’s not always easy to chart your own course.
When Svetlana Tereshchenko, captain of the airship The Silent Monsoon, catches wind that a cask of mythical Cranglimmering whiskey has been stolen, she and her renegade crew of outcasts fly off in search of it. With the promise of a reward worthy of the cask’s legendary lineage from both the Heliopolis Port Authority and the head of the Kavisoli crime family, Svetlana and her crew embark on a breathless chase that takes The Silent Monsoon from one end of the Republic to the other.
What Svetlana assumes will be an easy search and recover mission quickly becomes more complicated as each step she takes uncovers secrets and lies about the cask and its contents. Now, with an ethereal Ghost Ship haunting their path, friends reveal themselves as enemies and alliances develop with the most unlikely associates. The lives of her crew hang in the balance as Svetlana makes the crucial choice of whom she can trust and whom she should fear.
When a resurrection goes awry in a cold Seattle cemetery, mother-of-three Patricia Ramos-Waites finds herself possessed by the ghost of her sister’s dead lover. God forbid her only problem be sharing her body with Dead Marco. Yesterday Patricia’s only worries were her teenage son’s new deadbeat friends, and putting her kids through college; today she’s become the target of a Central American drug-smuggling gang who desperately want to get their hands on the ghost she’s hosting.
On top of all this, Patricia is beginning to suspect that either Marco is an exceptionally powerful spirit, or she has ghost-handling abilities that haven’t been seen in centuries. Will Patricia be able to stay out of the crosshairs long enough to fix this botched resurrection?
Joanne Shaughnessy needs a job, and bad, which explains why in the course of 24 hours she has joined a shady medical study on the chi of amputees with a questionable physician at its helm, and agreed to buy antiques for an eccentric Chinese woman who seems to think Joanne has a supernatural affinity for it. She might just be taking advantage of two easy marks’ open pocketbooks, but when she stumbles into a cache of mysterious letters, she starts to wonder if Ming is right, and if she can actually hear the voices of the dead. To complicate matters more, she is being followed by a band of monocle wearing tech-heads desperate to harness her mysterious powers into unbelievable technological advancement.
John Graham, Thought Commuter License 178, has a simple mission: deliver a message. In a near-future, post-revolution Seattle, he and the other underground messengers are the only tenuous threads that keep the fledgling New Cascadian Order from falling back into chaos. Careful, paranoid planning and incredible luck can only take the young Nation-State so far — and now even the Thought Commuter network’s secret intelligence can’t save them from a devastating air raid.
His route home destroyed, John is forced on an odyssey through the bizarre new environment of his changed city. Seattle is boiling under the threat of renewed chaos, and the new society’s structures are threatening to dissolve…but that’s the least of John’s problems. Because as John journeys through the mental landscape of his past, he’s beginning to suspect that society isn’t the only thing unravelling. His own sanity might be coming spectacularly undone.
School of Sight, by Alisha A. Knaff
There is a world not everyone can see: a world of fairies and witches, shapeshifters and vampires. A world that co-exists with everyday life. When a young sibyl gets a first glimpse of that world, reality seems to crumble and everything becomes one big question mark. The world of the supernatural proves to be deeper and wider than the young sibyl could ever have guessed as the local sybil community is threatened and the young sybil is drawn into a dangerous game between powers too old to be understood. It is more important now than ever to have friends at your back, but in a world this secret, enemies and friends look just alike.
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