In Kami Garcia's "Burn 3", Phoenix lives in a post-apocalyptic world where the sun kills. In Melissa Marr's "Corpse Eaters", Harmony and Chris live in a world where religion spiraled out of control. The sick or disobedient are gathered to feed the corpse-eating god. In Carrie Ryan's "Miasma", Frankie lives in a world in which disease is spread not through germs but rather through "bad air" - miasma. When a deadly plague breaks out in her town, Frankie will do anything keep her sick sister from being taken by the beaked doctors who use monstrous beasts to weed out the ill.
Sisters Chastity and Alison must have privacy. As Bori - creatures of the wild - it has been difficult to "mainstream," but leaving their mountainous nests for a life in a regular human neighborhood has become essential for survival. However, the sisters cannot completely abandon a life outdoors because their siblings (the "littles") are still feral creatures. Chastity and Alison's perfect solution? Build a fence for the children to satisfy their alfresco needs, while protecting the neighbors from their ferocious behaviors.
The worst part isn’t being dead, but finding a job. Francis Lee Lemons wakes up in the land of the dead, unemployed and bored. As a criminal in his life in modern America, he figured that the best plan in his afterlife is to stick to what he knows. But getting in with the local crime syndicate - run by an 1800s gunslinger, Alicia - isn’t that easy.
Bernard Setaro Clark,
Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 55 Min.
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A magical, unique collection of stories: retellings of timeless tales. Featuring stories by Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix and the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, this is a unique and imaginative collection for readers of all ages. There are some stories that will always be told, tales as timeless as they are gripping. There are some authors who can tell any story.
The Wasteland is a world beyond our own. It is a rough and ragged landscape under a two-moon sky, inhabited by monsters and creatures that could almost pass for human. Into this alternate world unwitting people are brought, from both past and present, for reasons none of them know. Chloe Mattison goes to sleep, drunk and heartbroken, in Washington, D.C., and wakes up in the Wasteland. Chloe is welcomed by Jack and Kitty, brother and sister from a Wild West frontier town. "You're one of us," they tell her, yet neither Jack nor Kitty, nor any of their companions, know why they were chosen.
An enthralling collection of short stories featuring favourite characters from Melissa Marr’s best-selling Wicked Lovely series. Dangerous promises and beguiling threats swirl together in a dozen stories of enchantments, dark and light, by New York Times best-selling author Melissa Marr. Uncanny and unexpected creatures appear from behind bushes, rise from under the seas, or manifest from seasonal storms to pursue the objects of their attention - with amorous or sinister intent - relentlessly.
When Rebekkah returns to her small-town home for her beloved Grandmother’s funeral, little does she suspect that she is about to inherit a darkly dangerous family duty on behalf of Claysville’s most demanding residents – the dead. Everyone in Claysville knows that the Barrows are no ordinary family, but no one can really explain why.
When Ivy rescued a baby from the Wild Hunt, she had no idea that he would change the world. Since time passes differently in her world, the baby she once saved is a grown boy who can help her save her home. Now, Ivy brings him to the Land of Faery to enlist his help. Jack Merry has no idea that the creatures in his stories are real. He just wants a friend, a family, someone who listens. His stories are the only way he can convince the villagers to stop and spend time at his side.