Pub Date 16 May 2017
This collection includes the following stories:
Warmache: After discovering that he is the reincarnation of a fallen ancient king, Abraham must travel aboard the fishing boat Zeebedee to confront an ancient evil that has plans to enslave humanity, and remake the planet to its whims. Abraham won’t be alone on his journey, as people, places, and things are not as they appear to be.
Nala's Story: Nala and her sister live their lives as slaves in the Han Dynasty. A chance encounter at a bazaar leads Nala on a mission to keep her sister safe from evil, while learning that not everything is as it appears to be. Can she save her sister and herself before it is too late?
Escape: Zachary sits across a table from a reporter on the eve of his execution. The reporter has a simple question: “Tell me your story.” The question resonates. How did he get here? Religious persecution is what he told himself, but how does he explain his actions? Actions that still haunt him years later…
Paradox: What if you couldn't die? How would you spend your eternity? Thousands of deaths and the only constant for Adam is a mysterious woman - and the knowledge that he saves a life every time he dies.
Plus many others!
A Note From the Publisher
"Gardner draws on the classic One Thousand and One Arabian Nights -- with a twist. Every night Nala is summoned to Shui's chamber and given a chance to assassinate him. If she fails, she must tell him a story of her people in exchange for another chance to try and kill him and save the lives of herself and her sister." -Amazon starred review of Nala's Story.
"I really liked the book. The whole concept of the setting and surprise ending made for a every enjoyable read. I highly recommend for someone who want's a quick enjoyable read with a lot of action." -Amazon starred review of Escape.
"Mark’s writing is excellent, with just enough description thrown in to make it easy for the reader the understand the scene, but not overdone to kill the pacing of the story. Dialogue felt natural, and all in all this was an excellent story. The ending seemed a bit anticlimactic, but understandable." -Amazon starred review of Paradox.
"The author has written a fun body swapping adventure following a late middle-aged couple who unwittingly fall prey to a scam that results in their bodies being stolen while they inhabit younger bodies. They are swept up into a cloak and dagger persuit for their own bodies. The couple's relationship between each other and their daughter is tested and strained through out the story. They must decide what is more important... adventure or family." -Amazon starred review of Body Rentals.
All of the stories in this collection have been available as free digital editions on Amazon or the author's blog at one time or another. Please leave reviews on Amazon under the individual stories:
Nala's Story: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012M1S5UG/
Body Rentals: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D5E5Y7W/