Author: Kevin McGill
Series: Nikolas and Company
Publisher: Aero Studios
Release Date: April 4, 2012
Book Summary: Nick lives in a time where one can extend your life indefinitely through brain downloads, zip from country to country in hovercars, and have every whim taken care of by the ever faithful nannydrones.
And he hates it.
Aside from the refugee camps, overpopulation, and unchecked consumerism that fills every city across the globe, Nick just doesn’t belong. That is when he hears the voice of a woman:
“The Rones lie about their true intent. They enter the city of Huron at the peril of us all.”
Shortly after, his certifiably insane grandfather reveals to him:
“All you’ve ever heard about the Moon is a lie, my dear Nikolas. He was not always a mere satellite, a ghost wandering the stars. In an age before our own, Moon was our twin, and in him bore the whole of magical life. The cradle of this magical civilization was a fantastic metropolis filled with fire-breathing winged lions, volcano-born nymphs, automaton-legged mermaids, and so much magic you can smell it. We called this city Huron, and you, Nikolas, are her steward.”
Meanwhile on the moon, the senior stagecoach driver Yeri Willrow thought he was performing a simple drive and drop for his mysterious passengers, until they are attacked by foul-breath red-eyed creatures. He soon learns that his passengers are a family of automaton-legged merfolk, and he is their only hope. Yeri suddenly finds himself tasked with saving the merfolk or they will fall to the peril of the creature most foul.