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International Fantasy Novella Bundle 2020

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This is a collection of fantasy novellas from Guardbridge Books, featuring stories from around the world. Each presents a beautiful and unique alternative to traditional fantasy literature, telling us stories drawing on local traditions and stunning imagination.

Get these 4 novellas in a single volume, with significant savings over buying them individually. This special collection is available for a limited time only, and only as ebooks.


The King of Next Week by E.C. Ambrose.

In the wake of the American Civil War, when a captain trades his cargo of ice to bring home a djinn bride, his life in coastal Maine will never be the same.

“This is historical fiction at its best, intricately researched and honest with vivid characters – and the perfect touch of magic. This is a book to savor to the last word.” —Beth Cato

A Fledgling Abiba by Dilman Dila.

An orphaned teenage girl in Uganda tries to survive on her own and understand her magical powers while a sorcerous plague sweeps the country. She may hold the key to its cure, but what she really wants is somewhere she can call home and family.

“In clear prose, Dila involves us in a tale of magic driven by fierce emotion, inheritance and tradition. He tells the story of a brave, abused and magical childhood with a film maker’s structural skills and the voice of a writer.” —Geoff Ryman

The Madness of Pursuit by Carmelo Rafala.

Dema Ägan is a notorious pirate woman, who killed her former capitan, stole his ship, and plies the seas with her J‘Niah witch companion, Rymah. Or so the legends say.

“A magnificent speculative reimagining of classical nautical fiction. Rafala’s swashbuckling tale fuses adventures on the high seas with alien tech to create a compelling modern narrative.” —Tendai Huchu

Death by Effigy by Karen L. Abrahamson.

A traditional Burmese puppetry troupe is more than meets the eye: these puppets hold living spirits. Aung, the troupe’s elderly singer, must navigate the labyrinth of court intrigues to solve a mystery and appease angry spirits – goals which might might be at odds.

“A wonderful blend of conspiracy and playful spirits, with a pair of unique detectives – and no strings attached!” —Steven Poore

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