The Dread Hammer

The Dread Hammer by Linda Nagata

Stories of the Puzzle Lands – Book 1
by Linda Nagata
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-937197-08-7

A tale of love, war, murder, marriage, and fate.

He lurks beside the forest road, a charming, well-armed young murderer, not altogether human. She draws near, a contrary shepherdess fleeing an unwanted marriage. When he overhears her prayer for help, whispered to the Dread Hammer, he decides to grant it — and love takes him by surprise. But love soon proves a greater challenge than murder.
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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Maya is the New York Times Bestselling co-author of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Shadow Games (with Michael Reaves. She became addicted to science fiction when her dad let her stay up late to watch The Day the Earth Stood Still. Since then her short fiction has been published in Analog, Amazing Stories, Century, Realms of Fantasy, Interzone, Paradox and Jim Baen’s Universe. Her debut novel, The Meri (Baen), was a Locus Magazine 1992 Best First Novel nominee. Since, she has published over a dozen speculative fiction novels. Maya lives in San Jose where she writes, performs, and records original and parody (filk) music with her husband and awesome musician and producer, Chef Jeff Vader, All-Powerful God of Biscuits. The couple has produced five music albums: RetroRocket Science, Aliens Ate My Homework and Grated Hits (parody), and the original music CDs Manhattan Sleeps, Mobius Street and I Remember the Rain.

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Hepen The Watcher

Hepen The Watcher by Linda Nagata

Stories of the Puzzle Lands – Book 2
by Linda Nagata
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-937197-09-4

A tale of exile, rebellion, fidelity, and fire.

The demon Dismay’s murderous nature earns him the ire of his beloved wife, who sends him away in a fit of temper. In his exile he ventures south into the land of Lutawa, drawn there by the prayers of abused and desperate women who beg him to grant them vengeance against the men who cruelly rule their lives — and Dismay is pleased to do it.
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