Red. The color of blood, of war, of passion—and of a new unicorn herd.
Game of Horns: A Red Unicorn Anthology has gathered 21 original stories about red unicorns from famous and soon-to-be-famous authors, including New York Times best-selling authors Jody Lynn Nye and David Farland. Some stories feature physical unicorns; most do not. Some unicorns are kind; most are not.
From a battlefield to a candy store, from zombie unicorns in rural America to telepathic unicorns on the dark side of Europa, from the fantastical past to the possible future, no creative avenue or conflict remains unexplored by these talented storytellers.
Pick a story. Take a chance. And play the Game of Horns.
John Porter didn’t expect his experiment to go horribly awry and send every Tommy in town on a rampage. The steam-powered metal men tore down half of Sprocketville before they were stopped. John expected a visit from the sheriff, not a robber who stole his heirloom crystal and then shot him in the chest for good measure. In a day filled with the unexpected, the biggest surprise of all was surviving to be interrogated, and then deputized, by legendary lawman, Wild Bill Hickok. Now John must accompany Wild Bill and track down his stolen crystal before his would-be murderer can use it to create the most powerful and deadly weapon ever known.
Werewolves! Vampires! Mad science! Industrial espionage! What could possibly go wrong with this case? Well …everything.
“I've always hated books about werewolves--until I read Julie Frost. There's a warmth, a viciousness, a wisdom, and a sense of humor that somehow combine into something joyous and unique. Highly recommended!”—David Farland
Washington has fallen! Legions of 'grays'—dead soldiers reanimated on the battlefield and pressed back into service of the Southern Cause—have pushed the lines as far north as the Ohio River. Lincoln has moved the government of the United States to New York City. He needs to stop the juggernaught of the Southern undead 'abominations' or the North will ultimately fall. But Allan Pinkerton, his head of security, has a plan...
The Northern newspapers are heralding Braxton Wright as the Hero of Parkersburg, but the engineer who designed the Northern walking monitors—Tall Guns—knows the truth. He acted more out of panic than heroism and is certain he got his best friend, physician Lawrence Hancock, killed in the cold waters of the Ohio as a result. What he would like is to be forgotten.
But at Pinkerton's urging, Lincoln sends Braxton on a mission aboard General Sherman's airship deep into Southern territory. He will find Hattie Lawton, the woman who is the North's most capable spy, and together, they must stop the Southern undead from rising again!