Learning of the imminent launch of Martian cylinders for an invasion of Earth, young H.G. Wells and his beloved Jane unite with scientists T.H. Huxley, Professor Cavor, and Hawley Griffin, the invisible man, to find a way for Britain to prevent the attack from Mars. Thus begins an epic adventure that takes them to the craters of the Moon and the canals of Mars, where they must stop the looming tripods and the deadly heat ray. . . .
Meanwhile, in the Sahara Desert and Mars Hill in northern Arizona, disgraced surgeon Dr. Moreau and famed astronomer Percival Lowell have captured a Martian specimen of their own, and they will go to extraordinary lengths to understand the plans of this alien spy. . . .
Miranda, daughter of the magician Prospero from Shakespeare’s Tempest, lives in the modern age. She runs the family business—Prospero, Inc.—so smoothly that most of modern humanity has no idea that the Prospero’s magic has protected Earth from repeated disasters.
Upon discovering that her father has gone missing, she must discover the location of her other siblings and convince them to save their father, before Hell's demons destroy the Family Prospero. But there are traitors among them. And even if they survive, can they possibly rescue their father from the place he has been taken? Time is running out for Miranda, and for the great magician himself, as they battle against the most terrifying forces of the Pit.
Shakespeare meets Dante as Miranda races to gather her siblings and rescue her father . . . from Hell.
Twin hybrid vampires Daniel and Diana feel technology’s cold, uncountable tendrils hunting them. Daniel scientifically satisfies his needs. Diana hunts old-school, leaving patches of greasy, scorched earth or mutilated bodies for her brother to take care of.
Daniel created Matrix, a face pack for beauty shops, which pulls blood through skin, leaves blissful clients, kills and alerts no one. He prefers milking to butchering. Daniel cultivates his human side; Diana mocks him. Impatient, she hunts out of spite as much as need.
Daniel finally understands that his twin sister will get him killed, and his life’s hardest decision is at hand: Blood? Or Death?