Nissa Jahaan lives in a world where Mondu-archeologists barter Mondu-artifacts for masks to live for a day in Nok-Mondu’s realm as someone or something else.
Each mask Nissa wears beneath the ocean’s crust brings her one step closer to freeing her parents from life as Mondu-archeologists and risking imprisonment as a phantom in a virtual world forever.
Will Nissa remain as the distracted Kristine Azborn? Will she forever solve murders as the winged Alessa Rainer, or as the legally blind Desoto Tengu? Perhaps she will ride the memories of war as Rahvin the dragon, or seek a place of refuge as Clarion the ooze. A dying shaman, seeking her sickness’ cure, faces science’s twisted horrors, and Erin fights shadows in space. Without a name and lingering in a maze, or transformed into Alejandra the mermaid, Nissa might not want to escape Nok-Mondu’s realm if she falls in love.
This Science Fiction and Fantasy anthology includes the following authors: Davene Le Grange, Sage Wolfsong, Jeremiah Barton, Marty Pearson, Dawn Olmo, Timothy Schoonhoven, Chaz J. Simpson, MSH Yang, James L. Graetz