To Dream the Blackbane
by Richard J. O’Brien
2015 – a catastrophic event known as the Anomaly fuses the human world with the faerie realm. The event created human/animal hybrids, but some where spared. Full humans, known as Pedigrees, relegated fairy refugees and hybrids into ghetto zones in large cities. Seventy years later, Wolfgang Rex, a second-generation hybrid is a retired police detective running a private investigation office in Chicago’s Southside. One evening, two vampires visit Rex and offer him a substantial reward for the recovery of a stolen scroll. Later that evening, gorgeous Charlotte Sweeney-Jarhadill, a Pedigree woman from Louisiana, visits. Wolfgang realizes too late that he should have closed the office early that night.