A collection of dark (but sometimes funny) short stories by F.L.Rose
A French investment agent goes property hunting in Albania. In the City of Stone, he encounters the beautiful scion of an ancient royal house, now poverty-stricken and powerless. But are the lovely Princess Arjuna and her elegant widowed mother what they seem? In this medieval, mountain-clad city, blood will, for ever, demand blood.
In a wind blown hut on the cliffs of Gaelic Ireland, a girl baby is born. On the same day the High King learns of his moira, a terrible fate bound up with the birth. Since he doesn’t know the whereabouts of the girl and her mother, there’s nothing he can do. A moira cannot be turned aside. Or can it?
On a planet far from Earth, an eccentric trillionaire collects mythical beasts, and turns them into sculptures to decorate the extensive grounds of his mansion. But there’s one beast, thought to be extinct, that he hasn’t managed to acquire – a unicorn. So he hires a pair of specialist hunters to track down the last of its kind…