Life is Strange is an anthology of stories and poems from H.J. Pang. Inspired by difficult life events and personal observations from the author, this collection seeks to show that although it may be considered taboo to talk about some things, the harsh truths of society exists, such as the junkie who fades into eternal bliss (Life Gets Easier), a person’s wish that his hated relatives would go hang already (When We all come together) and a ghost who remains stuck on the realm despite everyone else moving on (Alone in this Realm). Blending hard real-world themes, science fiction, and fantasy, Life is Strange is hefty collection showing readers what could or could not be.
Iarun was a paladin, noble, brave, and dedicated to his goddesses. Until his heroism put him in the grasp of Thanasius, an utterly amoral vampire lord, who likes to break his toys. Held in magical thrall and helpless to do anything but obey, Iarun suffers countless tortures, physical and sexual, at the vampire’s hand, including the very worst: being forced to kidnap and harm a child. Yet fate or chance results in Iarun finding Talis, a very unusual boy with an unusual destiny, whose complicated past and unexpected talents may well set them both free to find some kind of future together. Yet Talis’ fated destiny isn’t an easy thing either, and he’ll be put through trials that make him doubt everything about himself. In the end, two heroes find salvation not in destiny nor in fighting evil, but in loving and supporting each other through the horrors each must endure.