Nissa Jahaan wants to free her parents from life as Mondu-archeologists. From the addictive excavations of Mondu-artifacts, which are tearing families apart. From a revenant haunting an opera theater beneath the ocean’s crust. From Nok-Mondu, the suspected owner of the theater filled with masks.
Each mask has access to a unique virtual world. Nok-Mondu resides in one of the masks, but Nissa will have to find the Guardian of Nok-Mondu’s realm to discover which one. If Nissa demands an end to Mondu-archeology, Nok-Mondu might imprison her 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.
Darker than war, Mashanna battles the possessed, 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