Metamor City

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Urban Legends Summary

This first volume of Tales of Metamor City collects 10 short stories and novellas from the Parsec Award-winning Metamor City Podcast. Enter a gritty urban landscape of mages and vampires, faeries and telepaths, where street-level spies steal arcane artifacts from power-hungry sorcerers and holy warriors stalk demons through the shadowy depths of 1,000-foot-high towers.

Thirteen hundred years ago, the conquering wizard, Nasoj, cast three great spells on the people of Metamor Keep. Fueled by the power of the dark gods, these spells would irrevocably change the castle's defenders in body and soul, rendering them helpless against his advancing armies.

Things did not work out as he hoped.

The spells were countered, but only partially. They wove together with the castle's own magic, becoming a curse that blanketed the entire valley. But Nasoj's forces were driven back, and the Keep's heroic inhabitants learned to take pride in the new forms the curse had given them: a mark of how deeply the dark wizard feared them.

Now, the world sits on the cusp of the 21st century, and things have changed more than anyone could have dreamed. Buildings the size of mountains rise above the valley floor. People walk and skimmers drive on suspended walkways hundreds of meters in the air. Magic and technology work hand-in-hand to do the impossible. Majestrix Kyia, the spirit of the ancient Keep, now rules with peace and justice over an Empire that covers half a continent.

But there is always darkness, even in a place as bright as Metamor City. The rich grow ever richer, while the poor struggle in the hardscrabble world of The Street, surrounded by menacing gangs armed with guns, knives, and unlicensed magic. Vampires control a shadow government that feeds the city's illicit hungers, while a mysterious collective of psychics pursues their own inscrutable ends.

It is a world on the knife's edge between order and chaos, creation, and destruction.

©2015 Chris Lester (P)2017 Chris Lester
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  • Book 1

    • Urban Legends

    • Metamor City, Book 1
    • By: Chris Lester, Bryan Watson
    • Narrated by: Chris Lester
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thirteen hundred years ago, the conquering wizard, Nasoj, cast three great spells on the people of Metamor Keep. Fueled by the power of the dark gods, these spells would irrevocably change the castle's defenders in body and soul, rendering them helpless against his advancing armies. Things did not work out as he hoped. The spells were countered, but only partially. They wove together with the castle's own magic, becoming a curse that blanketed the entire valley.

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • Divine Intervention

    • Tales of Metamor City, Volume 2
    • By: Chris Lester
    • Narrated by: Chris Lester
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
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    Thirteen hundred years ago, the treaty was shattered. Lord Kammoloth, the King of Heaven, had fathered the Starchild, Merai hin'Dana: a half-mortal girl with the power to steal the divine essence of the gods themselves. But rather than fulfill her prophesied destiny and destroy the Gods of Shadow, Merai rejected both sides of the Pantheon, stealing their power and casting them to earth. To ensure that this power would never be abused, Merai then gave it to Lady Kyia, the spirit of Metamor Keep, to protect the mortal inhabitants she was sworn to serve.

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  • Book 5

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    • The Lost and the Least: Metamor City, Book 5

    • By: Chris Lester
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