Cotton Candy Colored

Cotton Candy Colored

Ashe Thurman

Fantasy / Fiction

Two men meet on a train going nowhere in particular. From different species and different worlds, yet some things transcend even those.When the gates first opened on Latolan some eight hundred years ago, the only thing the first explorers found were the drunken ruins of a civilization at least a thousand years dead. Since then, they've founded a city that has become the central hub of all the worlds, a place where peoples of all kinds merge and mingle in cohabitation.Two men meet on a train going nowhere in particular. From different species and different worlds, yet some things transcend even those.
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A Question of Culture

A Question of Culture

Ashe Thurman

Fantasy / Fiction

Two worldviews butt heads when a worlds-renowned anthropologist returns from a summer in the field with a few interesting new takes on the human condition...no matter that he's the furthest thing from human himself.When the gates first opened on Latolan some eight hundred years ago, the only thing the first explorers found were the drunken ruins of a civilization at least a thousand years dead. Since then, The District has taken advantage of the relative neutrality to make the world the home of its headquarters and most of its government funded projects including, among other things, the Grand Tomar Library.Two worldviews butt heads when a worlds-renowned anthropologist returns from a summer in the field with a few interesting new takes on the human condition...no matter that he's the furthest thing from human himself.
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Flowers and Stones

Flowers and Stones

Ashe Thurman

Fantasy / Fiction

A young noblewoman, little more than a girl really, takes up a peculiar hobby with an employee of one of the local brothels.When the gates first opened on Latolan some eight hundred years ago, the only thing the first explorers found were the drunken ruins of a civilization at least a thousand years dead. Since then, The District has taken advantage of the relative neutrality to make the world the home of its headquarters and most of its government funded projects. The only major settlement is Tomar, a single, 80 mile wide city-state. The kaleidoscopic native population is joined by the seasonal residents of Starlight Vale, off-world wealth and nobility with the disposable income and inclination to keep a second estate in the lush hills and meadow-lands set aside on one edge of the city proper just for that purpose. Such a varied and sometimes elite population has attracted a number of different service sector industries whose focus is on attending to both they mental and physical needs of an extremely diverse clientele.A young noblewoman, little more than a girl really, takes up a peculiar hobby with an employee of one of the local brothels.
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Lady Ochrie

Lady Ochrie

Ashe Thurman

Fantasy / Fiction

She's pretty in her petticoats, but, according a man who's a little bit frightening himself, she's a creature to be feared. But is it jealously that drives his warning? A direct sequel to "A Question of Culture."When the gates first opened on Latolan some eight hundred years ago, the only thing the first explorers found were the drunken ruins of a civilization at least a thousand years dead. Since then, The District has taken advantage of the relative neutrality to make the world the home of its headquarters and most of its government funded projects. The only major settlement is Tomar, a single, 80 mile wide city-state containing a number of prestigious universities and private schools, The Grand Tomar Library, and the main hall of several technical and magical guilds. The kaleidoscopic native population is joined by the seasonal residents of Starlight Vale, off-world wealth and nobility with the disposable income and inclination to keep a second estate in the lush hills and meadow-lands set aside on one edge of the city proper just for that purpose.She's pretty in her petticoats, but, according a man who's a little bit frightening himself, she's a creature to be feared. But is it jealously that drives his warning? A direct sequel to "A Question of Culture."
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