Alannah K. Pearson’s Publications
Taurus: The Zodiac Series #5. Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Zodiac
Decades after a matador’s final fight, an unexpected rival returns. Two thieves steal ancient Egyptian treasure, setting off an unexpected chain of events. What must a hunter do after killing a god’s sacred bull? TAURUS is a collection of twisted poems and dark stories inspired by this fascinating Zodiac sign, as well as retellings of the myths behind the sign. The tales span multiple genres, including science fiction, horror, and fantasy, and are told by award-winning authors and new stars of the Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction scene.
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Sunktokeca, warrior-shaman, son to the god Ate, is banished from his adopted tribe, forced to leave the woman he loves at the mercy of his volatile step-brother. Beneath a prophesied blood moon, Sunktokeca’s dormant power flares and Ate requests Sunktokeca serve as his warrior-shaman and defeat Ska-Sicanagi, a vengeful spirit intent on poisoning the land and so destroying the gods. Sunktokeca is accompanied by Yalse, his true kin and infamous Trickster god; Mastinca, his childhood friend and Wazichan, an exiled female warrior. Seeking a weapon capable of destroying Ska-Sicanagi, Yalse leads Sunktokeca to the frozen southern islands to create a bone arrow; a powerful tainted magic made with human life-force. In the endless winter darkness, Sunktokeca must make a terrible sacrifice to defeat Ska-Sicanagi; balancing life and death in his hands.
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