More fantasy by Elaine Cunningham

Changeling — (2004) Publisher: Gwen “GiGi” Gelman, a ten year veteran of the Providence, Rhode Island vice squad, finds herself unemployed after being blamed for a routine bust that turned into a bloodbath. GiGi is used to being on her own, though, and with the help of a DA who owes her, she’s scraped together enough capital to start her own PI business, specializing in”family problems” — in particular runaways who have disappeared into Providence’s seamy underside. With a few custodian kidnapping cases under her belt, as well as a case against a Catholic school teacher/molester, Gigi is doing well for herself — until she takes on the case of a fourteen year old runaway who may or may not have been kidnapped. As Gigi investigates, she accidentally opens the door to her own mystical past. Now long-hidden family ties threaten her, and the secret of her identity unlocks a conspiracy that reveals the forces of darkness that play in the shadows… Forces that intend to be the masters of all mortal life.

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fantasy and science fiction book reviewsThe Blood Red Harp (Everquest) — (2006) Publisher: He has the harp — now he needs a bard who can play it well enough to uncover its secrets. But Faydwer’s bards consider harps to be quaint folk instruments, unworthy of their attention. Elizerain grew up with a harp in her hands. A merry, fun-loving wood elf, she collects ballads like other adventures collect treasure. If these story-songs are entertaining, she doesn’t care if they’re accurate. That was before a necromancer’s curse gave her a choice: learn the true stories behind her ballads, or die screaming. One such ballad features her new red harp. Intent on her search, surrounded by deadly enemies and treacherous alliances, Elizerain doesn’t realize that the real danger may be the harp itself.


fantasy and science fiction book reviewsJust Keep Weaving — (2012) Publisher: A collection of short stories by New York Times best-selling author Elaine Cunningham. This eclectic mix includes ghost stories, Arthurian tales, urban fantasy, flash fiction, and tales inspired by myth and folklore. In “Trophy Wife,” Lilith, first wife of Adam, practices law and revenge as a Los Angeles divorce attorney. A pirate in 18th century Newport, Rhode Island narrates the ironically named ghost story “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” When a former hit man is haunted by bad guys he turned into dead guys, he finds unexpected help from a suburban kitchen witch and a few hundred “Ravens.” A very young Lancelot travels to the fairy realm to begin his training as “Knight of the Lake.” In “She Who Is Becoming,” a Norse goddess follows Danish warships to Ireland, where she contends with the Morrigan, the Celtic goddess of battle, for the destiny of mankind.


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A Single Thread — (2012) Publisher: Something is amiss in the Forest Kingdom. Magical wards protecting the lands of the elves have faltered. Mellindria, an opportunistic bard forced to spy for the elven Queen, becomes entangled in a story six hundred years in the making. A Kingdoms of Legend short story from New York Times bestselling author Elaine Cunningham!


 

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