Fantasy

Darkness and Good Anthology
From the ‘Darkness and Good’ blog comes a collection of fans’ favourite stories, all in one convenient volume. Come read about gods and monsters, unicorns and shapeshifters, magical worlds and galaxies far, far away! Head to our website, http://darknessandgood.blogspot.com, for free weekly science fiction and fantasy short stories. PLEASE NOTE: This volume contains stories with both Australian and American English spellings.
Where Shadows Rise (Sanctuary #1)
The fairies have a secret they’re just dying to protect… Emma knows breaking the rules can get you into trouble; it nearly got her sister killed. That’s why Emma’s stuck in backwater Nowra, Australia, under temporary witness protection with no friends—and no life. So when Emma has to break the rules to retrieve the runaway family dog, she decides the fairy she sees is clearly a guilt-induced hallucination. Problem is, hallucinations don’t usually send you invites to Fairyland—and shadows don’t usually chase you home. It would be easy to ignore the invite. It would be sensible to avoid the shadows. But when Emma’s only new friend is snatched by the shadows in the middle of the night, Emma knows she has a decision to make: stick to the rules and leave her friend and dog to die, or risk her own life to save them.
Through Roads Between (Sanctuary #2)
Sanctuary is a place of safety—or so the fairies say… Edge is ready to return to a normal life, after beating back the shadows and defeating the Valley. Even Scott—bane of her existence—has been relatively well behaved since their encounter. But when Edge’s best friend, Gem, collapses in class, Edge realises the Valley’s evil shadows are back. Worse, this time they’re targeting Gem. With Gem banned from Sanctuary by the fairies, the only person left to turn to is Scott, who knows firsthand what it’s like to be possessed by the Valley. But convincing him to help is going to be tough. Time is against her. The fairies are unforgiving, and even if Edge succeeds, the cost may be her access to Sanctuary itself. But anything is worth it, if she can save her friend.
Cherry Blossom
The important moments in life are as fleeting as cherry blossom. Love and family are just as ephemeral. In Cherry Blossom, Ambrose discovers that his quest for immortality brought him more than he bargained for. Can he find a way out of his prison of solitude? In But For Snow, Tundra has finally found the wolf that’s been missing from her magical dreams of snow. Now she has to learn what it really means to love something. In contrast, Guiro in Alone must find a way to say goodbye to those he loves before his soulbond kills him and his family. When Abbi the Labrador learns that the vet can’t cure her best friend, the rabbit Zac, she’s horrified. But that’s nothing to what she feels when he reveals to her that she will be the one to end his life, in A Final Request For Mercy. In The Day The Dog First Called, Natalia is the only one who can see the cobwebs plain as day, festooning her house, encroaching on her mind. No one else will believe they are there – until the dog comes to call. And in Jellybeans, a woman learns that sometimes even a jar of jellybeans can reveal deep truths about your relationship. A collection of literary fantasy stories - contemporary themes laced with magic. And of course, a couple of canines.
To Dust
Welcome to a land where ignorance kills. The only way to survive is to walk the difficult road and stand against the dark. The maliche are devouring Imber’s world, and in To Dust, the only tool she has to stop them is a magic box. Shame the only ones who can work the magic are the terrifying fae in their forest home. In Certified, Anna is a Raiser, able to raise from the dead anyone she doesn’t know. So what can she do when her best friend murders her boyfriend? In Not Fantasy, Beth knows that the fairy world exists; her best friends are a pink tortoise and a talking pen, after all. Her creative writing professor strongly disagrees – perhaps too strongly, Beth thinks, when strange rifts appear in his office. In Shoe, Jenna learns the hard way not to take home stray shoes, and in The Chaos Shark, Ellie rescues a stray shark and saves her family. In The Wasporcist, Lily grows tired of everyone thinking she's mad. She knows the buzzing in her ears is more than her imagination, and calls in a Wasporcist. Finally, terminally-ill Adelaide finds an unexpected cure in the Pegasus myth come to life in Sea Foam and Blood. A collection of YA fantasy stories with just a touch of darkness.

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