Continuum: Collected Stories of Space and Time
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Isolation isn’t always alone. Time doesn’t heal all wounds. Death may not be final. In the fantastic and futuristic stories collected in Continuum, award-winning author Luke Herzog explores concepts like separation, conscience, choice, and regret.
A view of the apocalypse from 230 miles high. A galactic prison escape that becomes the most solitary of confinements. A time traveler’s toast. A clockmaker’s heartless handiwork. A cemetery symphony. A suicidal soul.
Channeling both Arthur C. Clarke and Edgar Allen Poe, exploring both the vastness of the universe and the intimacy of time, Herzog examines the often amorphous line between hope and horror, fate and freedom, morality and mortality.
Griffin Blade and the Bronze Finger
After Griffin Blade is robbed of a jewel--one that he had stolen in the first place--he learns that the gem is far more priceless than he ever could have imagined. He embarks on an epic journey through Alastian, a world in which the forces of greed and the champions of justice are on a collision course. Griffin and his eventual traveling band of misfit companions—a fugitive dwarf, a betrayed elf, an imprisoned minotaur, a conflicted djinni—find themselves at the center of a battle. Drawn by the lure of a power beyond any other, they face peril at every turn. In the end, the very survival of their world may depend on Griffin Blade and his companions discovering the truth about themselves.
"I have seen the future of the fantasy genre, and it is led by a 14-year-old named Luke Herzog." - Eric Elfman, co-author of the Accelerati Trilogy
In the year 2043, a renowned inventor unveils his master creation--five baby dragons spawned in a science lab. He leads them to a home, schools them in survival skills and hints at the magic that surrounds them. But can any creator retain total control over his creation? Dragon Valley is an epic tale covering one thousand years in the evolution of the dragons and their magical valley.
"Dragon Valley is chock-full of adventure, fantasy, with a bit of epic battle thrown in. I work with young writers and see nuggets of literary gold all the time. But this kid, Luke Herzog, has unearthed a gold mine here. The writing here is a sparkling achievement." - Kwame Alexander, 2015 Newbery Medal Winner