Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside who has been stricken with something the old-timers call Milk Sickness. Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.
Fifteen-year-old Morwenna lives in Wales with her twin sister and a mother who spins dark magic for ill. One day, Mori and her mother fight a powerful, magical battle that kills her sister and leaves Mori crippled. Devastated, Mori flees to her long-lost father in England.
Lady Lilith Montgomery is the daughter of the sixth Duke of Radnor. She is one of the most beautiful young women in London and engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. She is also a witch. When her father dies, her hapless brother Freddie takes on his title. But it is Lilith who inherits their father's role as Head Witch of the Lazarus Coven.
Features 25 chilling short stories by female writers. From tales of ghostly children to visitations by departed loved ones, and from heart-rending stories to the profoundly unsettling depiction of extreme malevolence, this title includes stories that have in common a feeling of something not quite present, but nevertheless there.
In the Britain of a few tomorrows time, physical perfection is commonplace and self improvement has become an extinct expression: all the qualities men and women could aspire to can be purchased prior to birth. This title deals with a time of genetic selection and enrichment - life chances come on a sliding scale according to wealth.
Presents various pieces of short science fiction from 2011, along with informative notes on each author. This collection includes a review of the year's highlights in publishing and film - including non-fiction, media and awards - obituaries and an insightful look at emerging trends.
Presents dirty, sticky and sweet stories, which are modern, urban, 'tattooed' stories, not retellings of fairy tales, about beautiful, dangerous fey, or fairies and the mortals who hunger for them.
In the spring of 1628, young Bess Hawksmith watches her mother's body swing limp from the Hanging Tree. In present-day England, Elizabeth has built a quiet life for herself. Her loneliness comes to an end when she is befriended by a teenage girl called Tegan. And now, Bess is not fighting to save herself alone.