Wars end, enemies are defeated and territories are conquered and the combatants have to return to a life changed. America and the rest of humanity have fallen to the Fae, ancient mortal enemies of mankind. After building their strength for two thousand years, the Elves have claimed their vengeance and now rule Earth with an iron fist and dragon fire. Down but not out, a human resistance is building, but first daily life needs to be lived.
An anthology of stories exploring life during the Occupation in the best-selling Fae Wars universe.
J.F. Holmes: Hearts & Minds. How do you deal with an invader who is actually not that bad of an Elf and is slowly winning over the people of rural county in Upstate New York?
Alex Shaw: One Man’s War. A former British Special Air Service veteran returns home to England after the Invasion, searching for his ex-wife and daughter. In order to free them from the Fae he has to lead an assault on an Orc infested castle, and things aren’t exactly as they seem.
James Copley: Hopper StationThe mountains of California become a series of stops on the new Underground Railroad, spiriting valuable members of the Resistance to safety. Things get a little dicey when a transfer goes bad, causing green and red blood to flow.
Kyle Hannah:Where there's smoke ... A small town tries to negotiate a way of living with their new rulers but a stranger has other plans, putting the civilians in a cross fire between the Fae and the Resistance.
Michael Craig: Forget Me Nots. Two soldiers on a cross country mission to escort a valuable scientist to safety run into a danger brought about by her teenaged daughter.
Cedar Sanderson: The North Way. The residents of a small Alaskan town await the arrival of the Fae after a long hard winter. When the snows melt, though, the occupiers aren’t what they expected, and the humans are given a chance to teach the Fae a lesson they’ll never forget.
Brian Gifford: Tukor & The Iron Maiden. An orc walks into a biker bar and … the greatest love story in the history of the Occupation is born.
John Olsen: A Wing and a Prayer What do you do when your new masters demand more and more of the food that your people need to live and outright resistance will get you all killed? You still resist, but with the land as your ally.