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The Chronicles of Malkin is set in a city where human rights no longer apply only to those born with 46 chromosomes and opposable thumbs. Magic is just as important as technology and evil witches are executed on pay for view TV shows. This OmnibusMoreThe Chronicles of Malkin is set in a city where human rights no longer apply only to those born with 46 chromosomes and opposable thumbs. Magic is just as important as technology and evil witches are executed on pay for view TV shows. This Omnibus edition brings together all three novelettes in the series. 37,500 words in totalOLD FAMILIAR SHADOWS (9,300 words)Special parole officer Katya Zandarian works with familiars now judged not guilty of their owners crimes. They are made human because the powers that be decided they should. Katya was told by a clairvoyant that she had a lot of tall, dark and handsome in her future, shortly before the medium was squashed by a rampaging statue animated by a drive by wizards duel. The tall, dark and handsome comes along in the form of a man who, three months ago, was a witch cat called Grimalkin. Someone is murdering familiars from that coven. Malkin might be next...so could Katya - if she gets in the wayTHOSE OLD FAMILIAR FACES (13,000 words)The Familiar Rights Union demands automatic integration for all their Converted brothers and sisters. Special Parole Officer Katya Zandarian would be out of a job if that happened. Together with a former witch cat called Grimalkin, she infiltrates the group - altered by magic to look as if she belongs. They are playing a dangerous game for Probation has sprung a leak: an unknown spy somewhere in the department. Katya will soon find out that passing herself off as an ex-familiar is the least of her worries.STRANGELY FAMILIAR DAYS (15,000 words)Katya Zandarian works with familiars judged not guilty of their owners crimes and made human. Witches sometimes make their own familiars out of spare parts they have lying around. Converted, these hybrids never adapt to human society, retreating to the sewers. The People under the City are being framed by a vicious crime lord. Katya has the evidence to bring him down, but can she live long enough to deliver it?