- File Size: 8215 KB
- Print Length: 4236 pages
- Publisher: Carter & Bradley Publishing (August 22, 2017)
- Publication Date: August 22, 2017
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B072LPDFQK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #216 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Price set by seller.
Myths & Magic: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection Kindle Edition
"The Silent Shield" by Jeff Wheeler
Learn more about this featured book.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
So far I have read Shadowling, book 1 in a new series by Eric Padilla. What a great story and a great beginning to an addicting new YA series that is a mix of fantasy and a dash of mystery thrown in too. I was sucked in almost immediately as I just had to find out what was stealing people and pets and why. Its the story of Dani who moved with her mom and brother Bobby to a small mining town after her father died. After they had been there for awhile, the mine was expanding and entered an unexpected cavern and people and pets began disappearing. Then Bobby went missing and Dani, her mom, and friends from school went into the mine to find Bobby and his friend Allie. I received a free copy and my honest review is that I loved this story. I finished in one sitting. I thought it was well written and very descriptive as I felt I was right there with everyone in the group. i loved the questions that were raised in it and the ones I was left with at the end. I loved the little twist at the end too. Cannot wait to see what happens in book 2.
LB Gilbert's Kin Selection - When a family is killed, their baby cub is found in a research facility the rest is history and funny too. She had no idea werewolves and vampires existed but gets a fast lesson on pack rules. Hysterical I laughed and truly enjoyed this read. Can't wait to read more of these books. I love this genre you never know what to expect.
MH Soars Savage Dawn - When wraiths take over the bodies, rage and war take over the planet. There aren't many choices of where to go and what to do as the group tries to keep the spheres safe. Loads of action and some nice surprises.
Mella Amare and Michael Trozzo I Am Human - Time travel, 300 years in the future and the only one who can stop the virus running rampant is a blast from the past. Now if only he didn't believe she was crazy.
Oh man, I absolutely LOVED this novella!
Denise is an animal activist who has rescued a wolf cub. Yogi is a wolf shifter who has been directed to find her and the cub. When the tiny animal suddenly shifts, everything Denise thought she knew about animals and life is turned upside down, especially when Yogi chases her down and shifts as well.
This book was so much fun! My cheeks hurt from smiling so hard when Yogi is trying to catch and then bring Denise back to the cub’s pack. She puts up one heck of a fight and blasts him with everything she’s got, including her colorful vocabulary. I never wanted it to end.
Run, don’t walk to check out this novella included in the Myths and Magic Box Set.
My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read.
kept my interest.....not my typical read but I am interested to see what happens next.
I will read the rest of the stories when I get a chance.
RE Vance Author of such books as "Paradise Lot" "Muses Musing" And "Crystal Dreams" offers us a lighter, but in no way lesser, slice of strangeness and slyness in his latest story "Mortality Bites". And it's pure gold.
For those unfamiliar with the setting: the story takes place in a version of Earth where all the gods have left, all the mystical creatures that inhabited their realms are now earthbound refugees and all the supernatural creatures on earth already have reverted back to their mortal state. This is the situation that our protagonist, Kat: a 300 year old (former) vampire who has suddenly come down with a terminal case of mortality.
Turned in her teens, Kat must now insert herself into the world of the modern teenager. Predictably, it's not pretty. A brilliant observation on her part is reading about history in school, knowing that that's not how it happened (because she was there) but being forced to learn the SCHOOL'S version of history if she wants to pass. The story gets no less clever from that point forward and we are taken through her attempt to reconcile the acts she has committed as an immortal predator of the night as well as adapt to no longer being at the top of the food chain.
Unlike some of RE Vance's other tales: this story has a decidedly 'young adult' slant to it. Unlike most YA fiction however it at no point talks down to the audience. None of the cruelty, unfairness, guilt or fear intrinsic in living in the Gone God world (to say nothing of being a teenager). is diluted or sanitized for the protection of the reader because neither the story nor the reader requires it. It is an authentic tale and like most authentic tales it is uncompromising in its take on just how screwed up things can get when you know longer understand WHAT you are, let alone WHO you are: the teenage existential/identity crisis taken to the next level.
I would recommend this book to fans of such works as "American Gods" "Hunger Games", "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" & "The Dresden Files": Quirky off-beat storycrafting that does not allow itself to fit comfortable into any one genre box. In other words the best kind of story telling.
I would be very curious to see if, in future writings, Kat would encounter Jean-Luc, the main protagonist in the "Paradise Lot" series or Tyler and Lamia the father/daughter supernatural anarchists found in "Muses Musing". Together, these three characters form a spectrum between the lighter, more intimately narrated fare of Kat's story, the darker, more driven intensity of Jean Luc's stories and the sheer lunacy & devious cunning of Tyler & Lamia. Perhaps some kind of "Avengers" style novel, bringing these three characters into a single storyline is in the realm of possibility?
There is a line from Mortality Bites that sums up the story perfectly. "Being human is so hard!" Kat laments and she gets it, and we get it. Read this story, you'll get it too.
Most recent customer reviews
By KarmelRead2665 on August 23, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Oh this book kept me on my tones it was serious but hilarious at times.Read more
First time reading from the author. I thought the story was very well done, it had a feel of Sci-Fi to it.Read more
I love how this author always manages to bring her own personal flare to her stories.Read more
I have always loved fantasy and the worlds that authors can create.Read more
They range in length and style, but I found them all lovely.Read more