The death of her scientist father had left Kithri to make her own way in a rough and tumble mining community. And while she was probably the best jaydium miner on the planet, working alone she would never be able to earn enough to escape this dust bowl of a world for the opportunities to be found in space. So when Eril arrived in port, ostensibly looking for a way to make some quick cash, Kithri agreed to take him with her on a mining run.
Neither Kithri nor Eril could foresee that they would soon be adrift in time -- courtesy of a bizarre chain-reaction between an unstable jaydium deposit and Eril's force whip -- and unexpectedly linked with Lennart, a spaceman from an earlier era in galactic history, and Brianna, an anthropologist from an alternate universe. Suspicious of one another, and each certain that his or her own space-time is the right one to be in, the four have to join forces when they find themselves transported to an earlier time in the history of Kithri's planet. A time when an alien civilization ruled over what was then a lush water world. A time, too, when the very presence of the humans might push this civilization to the brink of destruction....
"A wild and woolly journey through time and space that contains enough imagination and plotting for an entire shelf of books." -- Don D'Ammassa, Science Fiction Chronicle
"Beautifully executed . . . marks Wheeler as a stellar new talent." -- Catherine Asaro, Mindsparks
"There is an emphasis on the quest for peace that is unusual when so many novels focus on the quest for dominance and victory." -- Tom Easton, Analog
"JAYDIUM sweeps the reader into a well-designed world populated with realistic people . . . a fast-paced and fun read." -- Mary Rosenblum
"Excellent hard science-fiction . . . I look forward to reading more." -- Marion Zimmer Bradley
"A smashing debut novel!" -- Mike Resnick
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"A beautifully constructed fantasy with characters who grow and mature before the reader's eyes and who are engagingly human while being fantastically heroic. Her writing flows and the point of view switches are interesting and exciting. This book is a keeper."
Rickey Mallory, Affair de Coeur
"A style and manner reminiscent of McCaffrey's Crystal Singer series." The Bookwatch
"An unusual saga that starts slowly but builds to a startling climax." Sherry S. Hoy, Kliatt
"Solid characters and a well-designed world make for good reading." Philadelphia Press
"The plot moves briskly from crisis in Laureal to capture by the Norther barbarians to discovery of the true meaning of the Northlight of the title, with ample foreshadowing from the mysterious spooky something in the air of the frontier. And the culmination quite satisfactorily evokes the sense of wonder." Tom Easton, Analog
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Edited by Deborah J. Ross
"Just in time for Valentine's Day... a charming second anthology brimming with romantic fantasy tales of swashbuckling ladies and daring gentlemen.... Readers will be left starry-eyed and hoping for the series to continue." -- Publishers Weekly
Want a taste of romance in your swashbuckling adventure? Sparkling verbal repartee in your heroic quest? A lover swain spun of dreams and moonlight? A rescue from an Algerian brothel? Swords that would rather make love than fight duels? A woodland god in the guise of a wounded stag? A stowaway on a pirate ship? Between waking and dreams, 'twixt mortal lands and Faerie, the old world and the new, lies an enchanted realm. Here lovers duel with wits as well as swords, swords have souls, and swordsmen rouse from their garden graves. Master storytellers offer a sumptuous feast of lovers and rivals, ghosts and paladins, danger and daring, wit and wizardry, for your reading delight.
From the far-ranging imaginations of Book View Café authors comes this delirious collection of classic tales newly twisted into dark, dangerous, and occasionally hilarious re-tellings. From the golden isles of Greece to the frozen north, from fairytale castles to urban slums, join us on an unforgettable journey!