Bio: Gloria Oliver lives in Texas with her husband, daughter, and three cats. She is the author of the novels "In the Service of Samurai", and "Vassal of El", both in the Fantasy genre and both finalists in the EPPIES. Two other fantasy novels are due for release in 2006 and 2007, "Cross-eyed Dragon Troubles" and "Willing Sacrifice". She also has stories in "The Four Bubbas of the Apocalypse", "Small Bites", and "Fundamentally Challenged" anthologies.
To find out more, please visit www.gloriaoliver.com
In the Service of Samurai: The choice: Serve the undead or become one of them.
Toshi never expected the strange visitor who one evening stepped foot inside his master's shop. A samurai smelling of the sea, dripping on the ground, algae strung from his armor. For the first time in his life, he discovers that monsters do roam the earth. And this one has been specifically looking
Dragged from his home and all he has ever known, Toshi must now use his acquired skills in foreign maps to help the creatures who have taken him. Yet at every turn there are problems. There are even those seeking to terminate his very life, not wanting his new master to succeed in his assigned task. And when they do find it, Toshi discovers his new master's enemies have prepared for their eventual arrival, leaving him the only one capable of recovering what has been lost. Can he do what even the undead cannot? Or will he fail and be forced to wonder the world as one of them?