Sid, a covert warrior for the Union of Nations, must sneak Criss, the Union’s new sentient AI, aboard the Kardish space ship looming in orbit above Earth. Once inside, they are to identify weaknesses in the alien defenses. The plan is for Criss to be transported into space on a vessel captained by ace pilot Cheryl Wallace, who will use stealth tactics to approach the ship. But the Kardish detect the team, capture Cheryl, and start for interstellar space. Sid’s ship can’t keep pace with the alien craft, so in desperation, he yields all control to the AI. As they chase the Kardish through the solar system, can Criss devise a way to catch the technologically dominant aliens? Will he risk his own life to save Cheryl’s? And in the end, can the team make it home alive?
Modern Magick, Volume 1
Can British magick survive? As the pace of modern life accelerates, the old ways wither and die. But to the Society for Magickal Heritage, that just isn’t good enough. The Witch: Friend to the unicorns, lover of pancakes, and wielder of potent artefacts, star agent Cordelia “Ves” Vesper will stop at nothing — okay, very little — to drag ancient magicks back out of the grave.