Riley Bloom left her sister, Ever, in the world of the living and crossed the bridge into the afterlife — a place called Here, where time is always Now. Riley and her dog, Buttercup, have been reunited with her parents and are just settling into a nice, relaxing death when she's summoned before The Council. They let her in on a secret — the afterlife isn't just an eternity of leisure; Riley has to work. She's been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a curious boy she can't quite figure out. Riley, Bodhi, and Buttercup return to earth for her first assignment, a Radiant Boy who's been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But he's never met Riley…
Peter Higgins’s superb and original creation, a perfect melding of fantasy, myth, SF and political thriller, reaches its extraordinary conclusion.
The Vlast stands two hundred feet tall, four thousand tons of steel ready to be flung upwards on the fire of atom bombs. Ready to take the dream of President-Commander of the New Vlast General, Osip Rizhin, beyond the bounds of this world.
But not everyone shares this vision. Vissarion Lom and Maroussia Shaumian have not reached the end of their story, and in Mirgorod a woman in a shabby dress carefully unwraps a sniper rifle. And all the while the Pollandore dreams its own dreams.
Točak vremena lagano se okreće i neumoljivo tka potku koja vodi ka Poslednjoj bici između Mračnog i snaga dobra koje mu se suprotstavljaju. Met beži i od Seanšana i od Mračnoga, usput se boreći za naklonost Kćeri Devet meseca, za koju je suđeno da mu postane supruga. Perin pokušava da spase suprugu Failu od Šaidoa koji su je zarobili, dok se Rand bori sa ludilom, iako je očistio mušku polovinu Jedne moći od pogani kojom ju je Mračni zagadio. Egvena opseda Tar Valon, svesna da Aes Sedai moraju biti ujedinjene i da se u Poslednjoj bici moraju zajedno suprotstaviti Mračnom gospodaru, ili će sve biti izgubljeno, a za to vreme Crni ađah širi svoju zlokobnu mrežu oko nje i njoj dragih.
Ali ništa nije onako kako se čini. Stari saveznici otkrivaju svoje pravo lice. Stari neprijatelji sklapaju savezništva kako bi se izborili sa većim zlom.
Author’s Note: This was a short story I wrote about a D&D character I had. Though the story stands on its own merit (I hope), it takes place within a detailed genre that is wholly unexplained. Hopefully you will enjoy it without the accompanying exposition that would usually be worked in to such a story.
The Raven mage Seraph must protect the world from a terror that threatens to reemerge after generations of imprisonment.
The Traveler Seraph must use all her cunning and ability as a Raven mage to track down an unimaginable force of destruction known as the Shadowed.