Venice, Italy. Not the place Kim Yoshima thought she'd end up in. Yet, after the battle with the mythical yokai at Spirit Winds, Inc., she discovers the temporal displacement tremor she had summoned has transported her to the City of Masks. Coincidence? Or has Kim been sent there because her friends, Lazo and Jenny Sibulovich, are also there and in grave danger?
And what about Shioko and Wayne Brewster, and those others who helped her to harness the Spirit Winds? Have two of the people she cares most about been displaced in space and time also? Are they even still alive?
Struggling to accept that most dire of possibilities, Kim teams up with a frantic Lazo and a group of Monster Hunters to find Jenny, who has been abducted by a cabal of ancient sorcerers. In the process, a dark plot is uncovered that, if successful, will reach into the depths of Hell itself.
IT professional Larry Ivkovich is the author of several science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories and novellas, published online and in various print publications and anthologies including M-Brane SF, Afterburn SF, Penumbra Magazine, Twisted Cat Tales, Abaculus III, Raw Terror, Triangulations and Aoife's Kiss Shelter of Daylight. He has also been a finalist in the L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest and was the 2010 recipient of the CZP/Rannu Fund Award for fiction. His fantasy adventure novella, Reunion at Olan, will be published in 2012 by Wolfsinger Publications. Larry is a member of two local writing/critique groups, the Pittsburgh Southwrites and the Pittsburgh Worldrights and lives in Coraopolis, PA with his wife Martha and cats Trixie and Milo.