Featuring the writings of Alan and Rebecca Lickiss. Currently under construction. Come back later and see all the “cool stuff” we have here. Sorry, we’re writers with day jobs. Some things take time.
The doctors said Piper Pied’s grandmother died of old age. The elf said it was murder.
Scholarly, literarily inclined Piper Dickerson inherits her grandmother’s Victorian cottage, an acre of land, and a
large library. While the library looks to her like an opening into a career as a fantasy writer, the backyard actually is an opening into the realm of Faerie. One of Piper’s first Faerie encounters is with Aerlvarim, a compellingly attractive elf, and later she meets urban-fantastical dwarves, wizards, and so forth. Yet as Piper’s grandmother’s death begins to look mysterious and then sinister, Faerie comes to seem not wholly benign. Without knowing exactly who are friends and who foes, and possessed of only the magical knowledge she can scrape up out of the library, Piper has to unravel the mystery, preserve her and her friends’ lives against unseen enemies, and struggle for peace between the human and fairy worlds. If this is hardly an original plot, Lickiss’ deft hand, eye for relevant detail, and decision to write no more words than the plot will support make the book engaging light reading. Roland GreenCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
A delight. Rebecca Lickiss is a strong new voice. (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
An anthology of five science fiction short stories that deal with spies, space pirates, retired space marines, the creation of the solar system by committee, and what happens when Martian spies meet Mom.