This collection of fantasy reveals the startling, impossible transformation that occurs when we struggle through the shards of our pasts. LACEY'S DEMONThough beaten and exhausted, Lacey is chosen by the High Vizier to carry out a deadly task to save her kingdom - and herself. HER FINEST TREATMENTA young doctor must deal with a war-thirsty militia - in more ways than one. PRISONER OF THE USURPERSA white knightress must destroy her kingdom's usurpers and discover the secret of the prisoners considered too dangerous to live, yet too valuable to kill. SHELLY'S SACRIFICEShelly's most beautiful and compassionate dream comes true - with a horrific price. And Shelly longer wants to pay. DAGI'S LUNGEThe cruelly enforced Mer Law forbids Mers to be seen by humans. But a Dolphin Mermaid, neglected by her algaeholic father and rejected by her beautiful Piscee mother, suddenly discovers a drowning child.