Shards and Ashes

Shards and Ashes

Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Carrie Ryan

Language: English

Pages: 384

ISBN: 0062098454

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Shards and Ashes

Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Carrie Ryan

Language: English

Pages: 384

ISBN: 0062098454

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Gripping and powerful original stories of dystopian worlds from New York Times bestselling authors

Kelley Armstrong
Rachel Caine
Kami Garcia
Nancy Holder
Melissa Marr
Beth Revis
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Carrie Ryan
Margaret Stohl

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the grass between us. We are alone now, here at the edge of the reservoir at the far reach of the district. Her ghetto is faraway, her old life even farther. “I don’t drink.” That’s all she says. “At all? Ever?” She shakes her head. “Maybe if you have some water. I sometimes pour a little in. See, like this?” She fills her glass with water, splashing wine inside. It turns red, not so red as blood, only a faint red, the color of a spilled pomegranate. “Why?” “I don’t know, I don’t like the

to find a safer place to live. Instead of doing all the things he wanted to, Chris waited, half hoping that the Nido’s partner would arrive and half hoping that there was no partner so he could move on to the next step of this strategy: run after his emotional girlfriend. Harmony nodded and held on to the Nido’s arm as he directed her to a side door of the Norns. Her heart was steadier every time she did this, as if there was a calm almost in reach, and she wondered guiltily if the calm was

I started one?” “You fool!” Doc bellows. There’s a flurry of motion—I think Doc tries to shake her, and she wrenches out of his grasp. “You know what I think Phydus really does?” Mag says, a hint of anger in her voice now. “I think it takes away choice. That’s all. And I don’t care if it does destroy the whole ship—if that’s what we choose to do, at least we’ll have made the choice.” After a moment, I hear footsteps heading toward the door. Doc leaves without another word. Mag’s

alarmingly high, and eventually people stopped pining after what came before. What they didn’t expect was that generations of toxic soup would eventually belch up diseases that wafted through the air like a stench with no way for a body to defend against it. And without medicine, civilization turned to darker ways of handling outbreaks of the fever: doctors with beaks like birds and their plague-eating beasts. Once the beaked doctors were invited in to quash sickness in a town, their rule

distance as she stared at him and let him stare back. The scent of incense had grown stronger. Soon doctors would knock on her door, and she only had two days’ wages to offer them to pass without stepping inside. She waited for Charles to say something, to tell her it didn’t matter where she came from, but those were words reserved for dreams, not reality. She could see the beaked doctors down the street, and she was sure, now, that they never traversed the neighborhoods on the hill but rather

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