Check out Melanie’s newest short story, “Morituri,” in the anthology Kaiju Rising II: Reign of Monsters! Gladiators, giant monsters, and historical intrigue—it’s HBO’s Rome meets Clash of the Titans! Her story is accompanied by awesome artwork by Frankie B. Washington.

We are surrounded.

A wealthy man hunts the kaiju that killed his daughter on an island inhabited by mega-fauna.

They are everywhere.

By the light of a campfire a young girl shares the true story of the epic brawl that caused Hurricane Irene. There is no escape. Sabotage turns an international science competition into a monster and mecha massacre.

They Reign.

From deep ocean trenches and dense vibrant jungles to alien worlds and other dimensions, the kaiju have returned! This is a collection of sixteen stories by some of the hottest names in speculative fiction. These modern myths celebrate and explore the Japanese film genre popularized by films such as Godzilla, Gamera: The Giant Monster, King Kong, Cloverfield, and Pacific Rim.

Champions of Aetaltis, a heroic fantasy anthology edited by Marc Tassin and John Helfers

Includes Melanie R. Meadors's story, "A Whole-Hearted Halfing"

"In a cool read from Melanie Meadors, a clever halfling heroine turns the table - literally - on a monster, only to discover a greater danger lurking where she least expects it."
                                                   --Carol Berg, author of Ash and Silver

More than three hundred years have passed since the fall of the Atlan Alliance, and the people of Aetaltis have finally brought order to their fractured world. Fledgling nations have grown into powerful kingdoms, thriving merchant states have re-established old trade routes, and the priests of the Enaros have rebuilt their great temples.

But in this time of hope, the shadow of an ancient evil has emerged from the darkness to threaten the world once again.

Discover a new world of adventure in this collection of pulse-pounding stories written by some of the greatest fantasy authors alive. From the vine enshrouded ruins of a lost jungle temple to the seedy back alleys of the villainous city of Port Vale, experience the thrill of heroic fantasy with these gripping tales of action and adventure.

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