Tales from the Secret World Chronicles
In the late 1930s something fell from the sky and landed in an area of the Atlantic not yet known as the Bermuda Triangle. After that event, part of the world irrevocably changed … and the mysteries began.
Something else would change as well-seemingly ordinary men and women on both sides of the Allied/Axis war suddenly began to manifest uncanny powers. Super powers. The advent of the age of metahumans had begun.
And hidden in the heart of the ocean, the masterminds sat back to watch.
This collection contains stories of that time, as metahumans enter and change the Second World War forever. From the streets of Paris to the beach at Dunkirk, from the Battle of Britain to the Atlantic Deeps, metahumans meet and clash, while all around them rage the battles of ordinary men and women.
These 16 stories are woven in and around The Secret World Chronicles, the five-book mega-series written by Mercedes Lackey, Dennis K. Lee, Cody Martin, Veronica Giguere, and Steve Libby.
The WWII Stories:
Rise: Mercedes Lackey. In the skies over Britain, one extraordinary pilot faces the Nazi metahuman, the Black Baron
Sgian Dubh : Mercedes Lackey. When one wee Scot discovers he has a talent for going places, the Allies come calling for his help.
White Bird: Mercedes Lackey. A French "ferry pilot" becomes a weapon of war, but at what cost?
Valse Triste: Mercedes Lackey. A frail young Jewish musician, Nazi captive, discovers a weapon in music.
Retrieval: Veronica Giguere. What if "Navy Seal" was literal?
The Victoria Victrix Nagy Stories:
Exemplar: Mercedes Lackey. Before Vickie Nagy was ever recruited to ECHO, she still served to protect
Into The Night: Mercedes Lackey. Vickie operates beside her parents in the FBI's Metahuman division.
Save A Prayer: Mercedes Lackey. There's a killer out there, and Vickie plays bait.
The Longest Night: Mercedes Lackey. Santa isn't the only one who comes on Xmas, as Vickie discovers.
The Heir Apparent: Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon. Home Sweet Home, for villain Dominic Verdigris III
The Thulian War Stories:
Strike A Pose: Mercedes Lackey. Sometimes all morale needs is a pinup calendar.
For Those About To Rock: Mercedes Lackey and Dennis K. Lee. Vickie "handles" the difficult Red Djinni.
Waiting On: Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin. John Murdock reflects on his mysterious past.
Further On Up The Road: Veronica Giguere. When you are in charge of the Program that turns children into weapons, what price do you set on safety?
All Mine: Mercedes Lackey and Dennis K. Lee. When children become weapons, some may gain, but everyone loses something.
Runnin': Mercedes Lackey and Dennis K. Lee. In the hours after the final Battle of the World-Ship, Vickie and Red find their own separate peace.