On her return from Yetzirah, the magical world she and her twin Elena visited as children, Elise discovers a butterfly has come back with her. But this is no ordinary butterfly. Crafted of silver wire and sapphires by one of the pocket wizards it should not have been able to cross the barrier, and it should not have been able to fly without magic, yet it has done both of these things.
This event, and others which follow, lead Elise and her friends to believe that the barrier between worlds is weakening. If it falls it will mean the end of both worlds. To reach the only one who can fix it Elise needs her sister, but will Elena help save a world in which she no longer believes?
"Reading the Butterfly is like stepping through the looking glass with Alice or landing in Oz with Dorothy... on acid." ~Mike Chinakos, Dead Town
"This is a highly imaginative story that lovers of fantasy will enjoy. The fact that its main characters are adults is another plus, as it lends itself to both adult readers and YA readers alike." ~ A Book Vacation
Meet a post-apocalyptic, female cage fighter, an old woman who holds the key to free will, a woman sheriff who serves up her own brand of justice, and others, in this salute to speculative fiction and strong women.
From the Foreword by Lizzy Shannon, Time Twist:
"If you’re like me you grew up with the Twilight Zone, Amazing Tales, and the original Dr. Who. Classy, complicated, character-driven plot lines. Leading characters that enthralled and fascinated. Tales told with surprising and unexpected outcomes. I’ve missed them - until now."
"This is a very strong collection of short stories. All 10 stories are well written and have some kind of twist or surprise in store for readers." ~ The Paper Mustang
"Bainbridge-Cowan is solid writer with the ability to transport a reader into her world. Her writing is just gritty enough to provide an authentic feel, yet there's silver lining of humanity to it that speaks of the unsinkable nature of the human soul." ~ Andy Bunch, Suffering Rancor