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In this collection of short stories from the world of Panamindorah, Padmay meets Gus, Silas wins his fortune as an airship captain, and Elizabet makes the difficult decision to leave the Great Islands and marry into the tiny kingdom of Holovarus. Mouse walks away from the only family he has ever known, Percy finally gets what he wants from Silas, and Felbane learns that even broken wings can heal.

These stories will make the most sense if you are familiar with The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, The Scarlet Albatross, and Jager Thunder. The titles in this collection are:

  • Bad Blood
  • Blockade Runner
  • Queen in the Daylight
  • Save Yourself
  • Play Date
  • Say Please
  • Fly
©2019 Abigail Hilton (P)2018 Abigail Hilton

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  • Romi208
  • 28-12-2019

More short stories from Abbie Hilton

2nd set of short stories from Abigail Hilton, filling in some gaps in her Prophets series plus others.

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  • Nuremon
  • 07-12-2019

Great return to Panamindorah

I’m very much enjoying the continuing returns to Panamindorah, but I’m not looking for detailed sex scenes. The stories are all very well written and I didn’t actually want to skip the stories with sex scenes since I couldn’t miss how it ends, but I don’t think they are actually my style.

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  • Chris W.
  • 22-11-2019

She’s done it again! ♥️

Once again Abigail Hilton has knocked it out of the ballpark with this newest collection of short stories based on characters from her novels. Each story is stand alone but a richer experience will be had if you’re familiar with the novels and the characters’ backstories. So if you’re looking for some great short reading that will give you a taste of the author style, these stories are perfect. Just don’t blame me if you find yourself afterwards buying everything she’s written.

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  • Zev
  • 11-11-2019

How do you write characters that I fall in love with so quickly?

This audiobook it’s packed full of character development. If you’re looking for a fiction story that really developed the characters and makes you empathic towards them, this series has multiple stories about young kids in their development. Fantastic story, and well worth your time to listen to. Thank you very much Abbie.

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  • David
  • 04-11-2019

Short stories from mynfavorite fantasy world.

These stories really help you see the motivations and difficulties that our facorite characters deal with internally. Loved Rish's delivery.

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  • mikedz
  • 02-11-2019

Intelligently written, wonderfully read

Abbie has written another highly textured, interesting and thoughtfully set of short stories. These stories do three things. For her long time readers, Abbie provides key backstories that fill in the deeper "why" and "then what" of some pivotal characters of her Panamindorah story universe. For example, having listened to this, we now know how Mouse saved himself, when no one else could. For readers who are not familiar with Abbie's Panamindorah universe, she provides a broad sampling of characters and rousing, bite size tales to whet the appetite for the entire feast. In providing this sampler, she also gives listeners a good sense of the fullness of her characters and their storylines. Finally, Abbie has provided another opportunity for narrators Lauren and Rish to fill our ear and minds with plainly entertaining stories. Whether you are a long time "Panamindorahian", or this is your first Abigail Hilton experience, these narratives and narrators will keep you entertained.

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  • Pantalae
  • 31-10-2019

Loved It!

Abbie's short stories are a wonderful addition to her world of Panamindorah. She writes amazing characters you fall in love with and the short stories collection just brings them even more to life, giving them depth and history. The stories are always too short, though, and end too soon but then I could sit and read about Silveo, Gerard, Silas, Gwain and all the others for DAYS! I read this book when it was first released but listening to them narrated by Rish and Lauren just brings the stories alive! They are both incredibly talented and each character has their own voice and you completely forget only one person is telling the story. I really hope Abbie sticks with these two voice actors; either that or go back to the full cast from the Cowry Catcher podcast. :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-10-2019

2 of my favorite characters Percy and Lizabeth

All the stories are worth listening to. My favorites are the story about Lizabeth when she realizes she is know as the queen of the shadows and decides to make a change. Then Silas and Percy I have and do listen to both of those stories alot. Rich is a wonderful narrator I could listen to him all the time. Lol

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  • h2o1969
  • 28-10-2019

So good.

I love Abigail’s stories. She has so many great characters. You can enjoy these even if you have not read or listened to the main books, but it will probably make you want to know the whole story. I was to go back and re listen to air ship books again now.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-10-2019

Great short stories

Wonderfully written short stories that will fill in some gaps in the main books & add additional development to already well written characters & storyline. Excellent listen & narration!

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