Black Dog Short Stories I & II(2016)
(A book in the Black Dog series)
A collection of stories by Rachel Neumeier
Christmas Shopping Natividad is delighted when the Master of Dimilioc gives her permission to go Christmas shopping in a real town, since she definitely needs to find gifts for her brothers. But did Grayson have to assign Keziah to go with her? Library Work Etienne Lumondiere has annoyed Miguel once too often, throwing his weight around and belittling ordinary humans. But Miguel's going to fix that. He just needs to work out a few more details of his clever plan. A Learning Experience It's tough for a black dog raised outside Dimilioc to adjust to being a team player. But Thaddeus is determined to impress Grayson . . . until he is unexpectedly confronted by a black dog kid who reminds him a little too much of himself. The Master of Dimilioc The Dimilioc executioner is the mainstay of the Master's authority, as Ezekiel knows better than anyone. He has never questioned his role in Dimilioc . . . until now. Mothers and Sisters Before the failure of the miasma that hid all supernatural darkness from the sight of ordinary humans, brutal black dogs sometimes ruled as kings - sometimes for generations. In a country where black dogs rule and the Pure are despised, even a girl as fierce and determined as Keziah finds life a precarious struggle. But after her little sister is born, she has so much to fight for... Unlikely Allies Ezekiel is on his own when he discovers an entrenched enemy with a particularly unpleasant plan to supplant and destroy Dimilioc. To defeat this enemy, Ezekiel needs an ally... even a man who might turn on him before the end. Bank Job Living and working with a lot of stray black dogs is a real trial for Ethan Lanning, especially since not even the best bloodlines and training gave him the kind of strength a Lanning ought to possess. But when a mission gets complicated, Thaddeus might be just the right guy to have at his back after all... This novelette is set after the events of Pure Magic. A Family Visit Just an ordinary Christmas with his grandmother, that's all Justin has in mind. Sure, it's a little awkward that Grayson insisted Keziah keep him company on the trip, but everything will be fine once they get to know each other. But Justin never expected to arrive only to discover his grandmother has vanished from her home...
Used availability for Rachel Neumeier's Black Dog Short Stories I & II
October 2016 : USA Paperback