Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella category of narrative fiction referring to any fiction story that includes elements, settings and characters whose features are created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on attested reality and everyday life. That encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.
A guard in the great city of Astreiant, Nicholas Rathe must calm an
angry and frightened population as he searches the overcrowded streets
of the city for a kidnapper and the children he has abducted, before it
is too late.