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Forests of the Heart
The Gentry ghosts want to take the land from North American Spirits, but to do so they need to obtain the power of the Green Man Mask. Locals in the city of Newford get caught up in the struggle between spirits and must help stop the struggle to save their lives, and those of the world....
From a Whisper to a Scream
Tor, Jan 2003, 14.95, 320 pp. ISBN: 0765304341 In 1988 Newford police officer Thomas Morningstar chases after a speeder only to have the other driver pull a gun on him forcing the cop to fire and kill the man. The follow up investigation exonerates Thomas, but also shows the victim is pediophile Teddy Bird, who had three dead little kids in his trunk and several others in his apartment. Thomas eliminated a monster. Two years later, Thomas be...
Greenmantle
Tony Valenti was caught up in the mafia until the day his boss got hit and he was framed for it. He moved to a rural area in Canada to hide out and avoid the price on his head. Frankie and her daughter Ali have just won the lottery and Frankie has her old childhood home fixed up and moves in. Ali meets Valenti and they become good friends, and both become entranced with the strange pipe music they hear coming from the forests behind their houses. A local...
Memory and Dream
What happens when a girl who can paint beings in to being finds out that her mentor feeds on her numena? Read M&D and visit Newford. Meet Izzy and Kathy and Jilly & the numena as well as Rushkin....

Lint booklist

Moonheart
Sarah Tamson is an orphaned heiress who lives in an amazingly large house with her uncle Jamie. The chance discovery of a gold ring draws her into a strange plot - the ring is sought by an unnamed evil, and may once have belonged to the bard Taliesin. Magician Tom Hengyr believes that the bard has become insane and is hunting for his lost treasure, but when Sarah travels through space and time to meet the Celtic bard, she doubts that he could ever have w...
Someplace to be Flying
Lily, a photographer, is searching for the animal people; those who were here when the world was created and shortly afterwards. One night in her searches she is attacked and saved by Hank a do-gooder outcast. Cody is in Newford searching for Raven's pot with which he intends to change the entire world. It is up to the corbae to try and stop him and save those close to them from destruction in the process....
The Onion Girl
Jilly Coppercorn had made her name as an artist and had a vibrant crowd of friends. However, a hit and run accident left her partially paralyzed. While in hopital, she dreams her way into another world, a world that some of her friends can also enter. She learns about magical beings who are part human, part animal. She also learns that her sister is looking for her. Both Jilly and Raylene were abused by their older brother, and Jilly must face her past, ...
The Riddle of the Wren
Minda has been plagued with nightmares that keep her from sleeping. In one such dream she ends up in the silhonell, the spirit realm, where the weren Jan gives her a charm to protect her from the dreams, which, he explains, are being sent by the evil Ildran. She learns of the gates that lead to many many different worlds and promises Jan that she would try to free him from the stoney prison Ildran had trapped him in. Minda sneaks away from her abusive fa...
Wolf Moon
Kern is a werewolf being hunted by a harper mage. He manages to escape by leaping into a raging river, and is only saved by washing up on a shore in the valley and being taken by some small magical folk to a nearby inn. There he is taken in and cared for, and eventually finds himself falling in love with Ainsy, one of the innfolk. Then he finds his world shattered when the same harp mage tries to break up the happiness he's found and frame him with the m...


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