Christopher Stasheff spent his early childhood in Mount Vernon, New York, but spent the rest of his formative years in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has always had difficulty distinguishing fantasy from reality and has tried to compensate by teaching college. When teaching proved too real, he gave it up in favor of writing full time. He tends to pre-script his life, but can't understand why other people never get their lines right. This causes a fair amount of misunderstanding with his wife and four children. He writes novels because it's the only way he can be the director, the designer, and all the actors too.
Christopher Stasheff is a teacher, thespian, techie, and author of science fiction & fantasy novels. One of the pioneers of "science fantasy," his career spans four decades, 44 novels (including translations into Czech, German, Italian, Russian, and Japanese), 29 short stories, and seven anthologies. His novels are famous for their humor (and bad puns), exploration of comparative political systems, and philosophical undertones.
A chance encounter with Manta, an exceedingly powerful witch, sees Nick cursed with changelessness. Not only will he never age, but, more usefully to Manta, broken bones and sliced flesh, while excruciatingly painful, will mend themselves in a short space of time - making Nick the perfect weapon against the demonic assassins sent by the evil Cartel. Constantly hunted, Nick is forced to run - evading his enemy when he can and facing gruesome and bloody battles when he can't.
But, help comes from a surprising source - April, a young girl Nick rescues from some occult enthusiasts intent on sacrificing her, has powers beyond her control or understanding. Together, might they be a match for the sinister forces that stalk them?
ANITA doesn't cackle and hiss as she works dark curses, either. Oh, she casts witch's spells and incantations, but not the usual kind.
ANITA's main interest is boys, just like any other girl her age. And she doesn't really need things like love potions - not with her face and figure.
But ANITA is a witch, and she's young and a little reckless. Which means she sometimes makes mistakes (usually with boys), and when she does... all Hell might break loose....
As a young boy growing up in Arizona, Ascension has the same worries as any other twelve year old: living up to his father’s expectations, hating his weird name, and getting along with family he’s never met before. What he doesn’t know, though, is that HE IS DESTINED TO GROW UP TO BE THE ANTICHRIST.
He has no idea that he is actually the son of Satan; instead, he believes that his purpose on this earth is to fight evil. In fact, he soon discovers that HE COMES FROM A LONG LINE OF WITCH HUNTERS. In an unexpected trip to old world Mexico, he saves and befriends an entity—who turns out to be an extraterrestrial being who had been close to death.
The alien later discovers the boy’s true destiny and realizes then that a terrible burden has been placed upon his shoulders. He’s peaceful at heart and doesn’t want to hurt anyone—but SAVING THE WORLD MEANS DESTROYING THE BOY, AND PROTECTING THE BOY MAY MEAN DESTROYING THE WORLD.
Magic of Light
By Tom Costa
For thirty years, the Dark Magic has laid dormant in The World. But now, a Dark Witch is rising, and no one in Farion is safe. Can the Alliance find a new Master of Light Magic in time to stop her from destroying everything they hold dear? Join brothers Kit and Rune Marco as they chase their destinies from their farming home in Doora across the lands of Farion on a quest to defeat the Dark Magic. With the help of Elves, Centaurs, and the Grand Wizard, the Marcos will battle Orcs and Giants and the creatures of the Dark Magic. But will it be enough to save The World once and for all?
For hundreds of years, this lost colony planet has preserved order by dictating every detail of its citizens' lives - where they live, what they think, even whom they may love and marry. Any dissent is punished with the torturer's rack.
So successful is this brutal system that Magnus is hard-pressed to find anyone willing to oppose it - until he recruits a pair of star-crossed lovers to lead the revolution, and reeducates a band of deluded would-be aristocrats to become the planet's new rulers.
Here is Christopher Stasheff in top form: swashbuckling, stylish, and slightly subversive adventure from the author of the bestselling "Warlock" chronicles.