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.
Shield Lee Mallorough and her Source Shintaro Karish have returned to
High Scape. It's bad enough the townspeople are robbing tombs for ashes
to use in ritualistic magic. It gets worse when they start to murder the
living for their remains.