The Jongurian Mission

      Greg Strandberg
The Jongurian Mission

In the West, a fragile peace has held the bickering provinces of Adjuria together for the past twenty years. In the East, the Empire of Jonguria has been bound together for generations by force.But now both countries are losing their grip. Will an Adjurian Royal Council offer up a solution, or will politics prevail? Can two ancient enemies bind their wounds, or is war on the horizon?In the West, a fragile peace has held the bickering provinces of Adjuria together for the past twenty years. In the East, the Empire of Jonguria has been bound together for generations by force.But now both countries are losing their grip. Will an Adjurian Royal Council offer up a solution, or will politics prevail? Can two ancient enemies bind their wounds, or is their hope for reconciliation, the Jongurian Mission, doomed from the start?Join a motley group of war veterans tasked with opening up a reclusive country. But when their mission of peace suddenly turns deadly, all bets are off, and the Jongurian Mission takes on a whole new meaning: survival.
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    Lightning

      Greg Strandberg
Lightning

Sanders McGee is a man on the edge. When a lightning storm hits San Diego and his kids are threatened he pulls himself together. As Sanders tragically finds out, however, lightning doesn’t have feelings…or does it?With the death of Yoshika Funakoshi, Jamie Raleigh now lives his greatest fear . . . standing before the elders of the Funakoshi clan to petition for leadership. But telling his clan the truth about her death—that she was killed by a mutated wizard on an alien world—prompts a challenge against his leadership by an old rival. What is the leader of Adventure willing to do to keep the leadership of the Funakoshi within its founding family?This short story takes place after Gateway to Thera.
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