A Hurloon Minotaur wailing its grief.
A dragon whelp’s egg cracking in firelight.
The crashing chaos of armies at war.
These are the sights and sounds of the universe of Magic the Gathering
Planeswalkers duel in worlds beyond imagining, while life goes on for the simple folk in a land where the very earth is filled with mana-the power that fires a magician’s spell. Each of the dazzling stories you’ll find in these pages opens a door into a place called Dominia. If you’ve ever played the internationally bestselling game Magic: The Gathering TM, or even if you’ve never heard of it, you’re invited to share the excitement. Because when the adventures begin, the action-and the magic-never stop!
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit Dear
The apron string theory of spacetime.
So, you think things will be any different in the future, in space, in other dimensions where magic works? Wash your mouth out with soap! Mother will always know best. The galactic emperor, master of a million suns, lust better not get too busy to call his mother. Starship troopers had better not forget Mother’s Day, even if massed space armadas are about to rocket into battle across the galaxy. The great and powerful White Wizard had better remember what his mom told him about washing his white robes separately from his colored long johns. Speaking of washing, who do you think taught that famous alien to scrub behind his pointy ears? And as for that muscular barbarian swordsman-with all those mighty thews, why can’t he clean up his room?
Great Irish Tales of the Unimaginable
The Day The Magic Stopped
What do you do when the foundation of your universe suddenly vanishes? In a world where magic works-and then suddenly stops working. All bets are off. Those who have magically enhanced their attractiveness must now live with their true appearance. Buildings created by sorcery to hover high in the air, suddenly collapse. Wizards-ex-wizards-who rely on magic to repel their enemies must find more physical methods of defence.
And if the magic returns, will the world go back to where it was before-or has everything been changed forever? Follow a noble knight charged with realising his prince from .in incapacitating curse, an itinerant magician whose livelihood has suddenly vanished, a thief bent on stealing an idols jewelled eyes, a penniless beggar who realizes that protective spells can no longer keep him out of a house of riches, and folks who view their suddenly changed world with despair, with courage, or with a determination to make the most of an opportunity!
They carry the banner for all womankind.
Children of privilege, they could lead pampered lives in royal palaces, be bartered in marriage alliances to distant courts, or take refuge within the cloistered halls of a religious order. But instead they choose to defend their lands, their people, their families, and their freedom, preferring armor to ball gowns, the art of war to the art of love, and the councils of rulers to more “ladylike” pursuits.
From a young woman burdened with the responsibility for a magical sword…to a pharaoh’s daughter gifted by the gods…to the most unusual reincarnation of Arthur… to a barbarian princess who can out bargain an Empress- here are all-original tales of powerful women ready to fight for what they believe in, unforgettable yarns by such top fantasists as Morgan Llewellyn, Jane Yolen, Elizabeth Moon and Michael Scott.