Abridged! A Short Collection of Short Stories

Abridged! A Short Collection of Short Stories

Nicholas House

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Something for everyone! A short collection of stories from a variety of genres. From Sci-Fi to Thriller. From Comedy to Paranormal. Everyone is sure to find something for them. Why not take a look? What's the worst that can happen? It is free, after all!This collection of short stories from Nicholas House spans a wide range of genres including Science Fiction, Thriller, Supernatural and Comedy.Around the Galaxy in 80 DaysGerald ‘Shwaps’ Tansem is a slob. Albeit a slob who is a member of The Educated Guild of Travellers. Now, the guild want him out so, in traditional fashion, they send him on an impossible journey. A journey around the galaxy in 80 days. The price of failure; eviction from the guild and no more easy going lifestyle.AmethystIn the near future humans have set out into space, colonising other worlds in the search for extraterrestrial life. Expecting to find familiar forms of life, what they discover will change their understanding of the Universe forever.WithinSomething happened outside, something terrible. Only no-one knows exactly what. Now the remnants of our species is confined, blind and without a clue. Those who venture out never come back, but the way things are getting in here, I think I’ll take my chances…The MessengerTrapped and besieged by a terrible enemy, a lone, simple Messenger ventures out into the wilderness . His quest; to retrieve a sacred artefact that could save his city and everyone in it. Yet the siege was only the beginning as worse dangers lie beyond the walls in the changed world outside. It was never the destination that ever truly mattered but the journey…and the reason behind it.End of WorldPlagued by dreams of the end of days he never expected the nightmares come true. The end of the world is only the beginning, though. What lurks beyond will test mankind to its limits and push the human soul to breaking point.SoulIs it possible to find a new life so far away from home? Torn away from all that he knew, one of the few survivors of a devastated Earth, has to resettle on a strange and alien world at the far edge of the Solar System. What he finds is not just a new home but a new experiences he never knew could exist.PlagueAfter years of isolation from a virus thought to be extinct, the plague once again raises its head to wipe out what’s thought to be left of humanity. Yet, something’s not quite right and it will take a bold act to uncover the truth behind the plague.ClaudiaClaudia was special. Like the others. Only she was alone, no guidance and no way to know what to expect. Her family was broken, she had grown up being told she was nothing. Useless. But there is always a light in the darkest places. Then she found it. A simple, etched rock, decoration at best, but it was something that would eventually lead her to inner strength and a life she dared never to imagine."The aim of this collection was to offer something to everyone and allow me to spread my literary wings, so to say." -Nicholas House
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The Median

The Median

Nicholas House

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Richard Weignright is a Median. A living bridge between our world and that of the dead. Sworn to guard and protect the boundary between worlds he patrols nightly, placing lost souls to rest and banishing malevolent wraiths. But now a force long forgotten threatens the fine balance kept by the Medians and Richard is forced to confront his own torments and buried secrets to preserve all he has ever.This book is for fantasy junkies. it takes the reader to a world that has just entered its Iron Age. It is a time when kings battle kings for revenge and survival, and sorcerers and alchemists pit magic against science. It tells the story of a half-goblin orphan, Trak, who is hated by both goblins and men. His world is torn by racial hatred, and Trak struggles to be accepted. When he finds love, it is taken from him by fate. It will not surprise regular fantasy readers that the half-goblin eventually overcomes his humble beginnings.Trak's destiny becomes clear when the earth is overrun by white goblins fleeing the Underworld. His magic is critical in the battle between the surface dwellers and a malevolent demigod who seeks domination of the earth. But which side does Trak support? Be warned, this tale has many twists that will keep the reader guessing as the final battle between good and evil unfolds.
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