A Day Out of Time
Cat Fiyero is no stranger to chaos. Once a year the world fractures into rifts, allowing modern New Yorkers to walk side-by-side with dinosaurs, killer mermaids, and beings from distant stars. The cleanup falls to people like Cat and the brilliant but damaged members of Gamma team, who all know from personal experience that their job has a way of haunting anyone who gets close.
Nothing about a Day is ever simple, and if this band of misfits wants to make it through the next twenty-four hours unscathed, their only choice is to stick together. The rules are simple: Identify and relocate subjects. Clear and close rifts. Don’t cause trouble.
Too bad Cat and her team aren’t much for rules.
When Mia Islington joined Charlie Team, she expected danger. Even in the volatile world of the Dogs, rift-hopping isn’t for the faint of heart; there’s always the risk that when you cross over, you might not cross back.
She also expected to find herself in some undignified situations. Trussed up like a spider’s dinner, covered in Horlanan slime, being chased by a beaver the size of a bear – nothing is too extreme for a Watchdog.
But what Mia didn’t expect was that knowledge – of the future, of her impact, of her own limitations – would end up being the heaviest burden of all. When every decision might mean the unraveling of Time itself, how do you make the right one?
Jaelin and Aldwin have heard legends of the Grey Princess their entire lives. When it comes time for his first heroic quest, Jaelin naturally chooses her rescue - but the princess from Aldwin’s stories is a pale imitation of the sorceress that they find at the top of a lonely mountain tower.
Known across the realms as the Grey Princess, Liana has been the subject of stories and songs for over two centuries. Every bard and historian thinks they know the truth, but the reality of Liana's power - and the secrets she has hidden under layers of stone - is something that no one is prepared for. And Liana herself isn’t exactly prepared when two adventurers show up on her doorstep with a doozy of a quest…and the key to fixing her greatest mistake.
Can a bratty lordling, a witty librarian, and an irritable sorceress bumble their way through an enchanted forest, survive the ruins of a haunted city, and defeat a centuries-old dragon with only a few hours of planning?
The better question is, can anyone stop them?