Some old Spencer yarns are still around in various archives, to read for free online.
The Song of Skybrooks – An early tale, where we get to know some of the supporting characters in The Drifting Soul a little better.
The Red Duke – (Bewildering Stories Year’s Best Award-Winner, 2009) A younger Frederick Hawthorne makes a risky gamble for vengeance, against a supernatural gang-boss who wronged his family and a society woman who sent his friend to the gallows.
The Happy Specter – Meet Cassius Morningstar, an outlaw sorcerer-swordsman with a talent for pissing off everyone…even when he’s caught in the middle of a boiling conflict between Imperial mercenaries and a seductive jungle-sorceress.
The Crystal Ghost – Cassius Morningstar and the warrior-woman Aschira fight their way through an irate mob of townsfolk, to an ancient temple unearthed in a devastating flood. His beautiful, fiery companion has her own agenda, though.
Petticoat Lane – (Aphelion Year’s Best Award-Winner, 2012) A night out with some unsavory young lads in the Victorian East End, who make the mistake of trifling with the Artifactition.