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by Brenda Cooper
The world, for some, has crumbled.
Disease and natural disasters have brought on social collapse in the Pacific Northwest.
For Sage, born and raised in the safe haven of the Oregon Botanical Gardens, that has never been more than academic.
What more could she ask for than to be safe and fed?
But life in the Garden is static.
Sage longs to experience the world beyond the Garden walls as society climbs from the chaos. Her reckless exploration forces her elders to give her a choice: Stay here, hidden in safety, or go and never return.
Sage chooses to leave.
Will she learn soon enough on her journey that the world outside the Garden follows no law? That there is no predator more dangerous than man?
Will she learn soon enough that to rebuild the world one must be ready to fight for it?
She will need to if she chooses to live.
Brenda Cooper’s novel, Edge of Dark, just won the Endeavour Award
The Sister Paradox
by Jack Campbell
Liam Doesn’t Have A Sister. And She’s Weird.
Liam is his parents’ only child,
and that’s just fine with him.
Until the day the sister-he-never-had
shows up at school.
Just to make it worse, the sword-wielding Kari tells him they have an important quest to complete.
And that’s how Liam finds himself dragged into another world, facing basilisks and unicorns, cursed objects, elves, and even a dragon, all magical and dangerous, but none more so than the sister he didn’t have until that morning. A sister who turns out to be quite good with her sword, and ready to use it when faced with things like a dragon as long as her brother is at her side.
Liam begins to realize two things: it’s going to be a very long day, and having a sister can be weird.
But most unsettling of all, he’s not sure he minds…
“Jack Campbell has penned a fun, engaging, fantasy story that’s brought to life by depth and authenticity of its young characters. A major win!”
– Ty Drago, Author of the Undertakers and Publisher of ALLEGORY