Shirukai Sestin has been defeated. His demonic forces have been destroyed, and peace has been restored to the city of Helioport. Gaspi begins his studies again, but Hephistole, the chancellor of the college, has an unusual task for him - Gaspi is to leave the college and spend several months living in the wild with a reclusive druid called Heath, where he is to learn the closely-guarded secrets of elemental magic. In the Ruined City of Elmera, Shirukai Sestin summons Bale-beasts from the lower planes of existence. Bale-beasts are feeders, draining and hoarding magical energy until they are glutted before transforming into something far more deadly; a Darkman.
As four runaways on the cusp of adulthood bristle at their homeland's restrictions, they are pursued by agents both otherworldly and all too human. Along the way, they find themselves thrust into the chaos of prophecy, schisms, and war. In this debut to The Godhead Wars series, Stephen Spears presents a fast-paced fantasy epic that bridges a world's past and present, brings its people's hopes and fears to life, and pits good against evil in a rich new universe.
Piers Anthony weaves this and more into Writer's Retweet, a collection of five short stories abounding in the adventure, magic, and naughtiness that fans have come to know and love from this author. In "Experiment", "Discovery", and "Mission", painfully average Bigelow Bilge and Paula Plaintiff are thrust unwillingly into a world fraught with terrifying, victim-specific illusions. Who - or what - is the source of these horrifying encounters?
Gaspi is an ordinary boy, living in the mountain village of Aemon's Reach, but life, for Gaspi, is forever changed the day magic erupts in him. He discovers he has a powerful gift - he is a Nature Mage, able to control natural forces and creatures and bend them to his will. It is a rare gift, and no-one has been born with it in centuries, but Gaspi's powers also have a dark side, and without training they will kill him.
In its most desperate hour, Earth clings to the edge of chaos - at the tipping point between armageddon and a new world order. When the Miriu, an alien race, descends upon Earth in 2197, they have only one goal: the complete annihilation of the human race. With vastly superior technology and a penchant for total world domination, the Miriu emerge as indestructible bringers of death and appear to stop at nothing to complete their prime directive.