Reluctant relic hunter Adaire Winfield searches the globe for items of power, cleaning up magical messes and collecting these artifacts for the Seal of Solomon. It's a pretty decent gig, with lots of all-expense-paid trips around the world. The downside is that he has to deal with a lot of nasty consequences: angry super-powerful beings, innocent people being turned into fish, or simple folks who don't understand the repercussions of using magical relics. It's his job to make it right, while not getting caught up in the power himself or pissing off too many of the jinn. Which Adaire manages to do far too often.
The dynasties of the Skyfall Isles claim descent from the sun, the moon, the flames. They call themselves children of gods. The Pact that held them together was shattered. After centuries of war, a fragile chance at peace arises. But the secrets of the Astral Temple can raise and topple empires in equal measure.
The Lunar King bargained his daughter away in marriage to end generations of war between the two dynasties of the Skyfall Isles. The King sends his niece Chandi along as handmaid to his daughter. Chandi has two tasks: watch over her cousin, and spy on the Solars. The Solars cost her everything she cares about, and now she wants nothing more than proof of their treachery so she can go home.Read More
More than three thousand years ago Angels saved humanity from destruction, but Earth was lost. The Angels spread humanity across the stars and ruled the universe for twenty-five hundred years. Then they vanished.
Angelolist Rachel Jordan has come to the hellish world of Gehenna in search of a lost relic said to hold all the knowledge of the angels. But other factions seek it for themselves, and religious zealots will stop at nothing to keep it safe.
Matt is the author of numerous fantasy and science fiction novels, an editor, and a game designer. Learn more.