They killed his father, oppress his people, and threaten them with extinction . . . and one of them is his best friend.
The Growlers rule their corner of the planet Yxakh with an iron fist, intent on driving the human refugees from their land. They almost did eight years ago, killing Garrett’s father in the process. Only their guns, and lots of them, keep the Growlers at bay. Now a young man, Garrett burns for revenge, but finds it hard to reconcile this hatred given that his best friend is a Growler youth named Ghryxa.
Desperate to cleanse his land of the invaders, the Growlers’ High Lord dispatches his trusted heir on a mission to acquire the humans’ superior weaponry. The Earthlings barely won the last war . . . but this time the High Lord will leave nothing up to chance.
Garrett and Ghryxa run headlong into the High Lord’s conspiracy and find themselves the only thing standing between their two peoples and all-out war. Now Garrett must participate in an ancient rite with the fate of humanity on his shoulders. It’s a chance to be a hero like his father . . . but only if he makes it out of the Growlers’ forbidden city alive.
Shadowy horrors prowl the depths of her dreams, and she just broke their shackles.
The Idiomatic Corporation promised it could free Elpida of her unwanted desires and dreams with their device, the Dream Trashcan. They never told her those desires would be given flesh and hunt her down.
She could’ve stayed out of trouble if she just left the Dream Trashcan alone. But she had to know what was inside. She had to open it. Now a winged swordsman and a talking bird are her only companions as she travels across the dangerous landscape of her own dreams . . . and all Elpida brought was a screwdriver.