Young Adult Fantasy

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"A deftly crafted fantasy by a master of the genre, "Lady Changeling" showcases Altabef's genuine flair for originality and mature storytelling."  --Midwest Book Review.

Eric Grayson has devoted his life to freeing the faeries from oppression, sacrificing his lands, title and honour. With no cooperation from the British, his faery wife Theodora and their Summer Court allies must resort to a desperate scheme to gain the King's favor.
The seductive Dark Queen enacts a plan of her own. Her Winter Court faeries have infiltrated the inner circle of King George III with designs upon the entire British empire.

With spies in the Royal Court and deadly false faces lurking among the faeries of both camps, this sequel to "Lady Changeling" delivers non-stop fantasy, political intrigue and suspense.

Short Story Collection


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New for 2018...

Who can you trust?

In the summer of 1750, Eric Grayson discovers his wife of ten years is a faery spy, a member of a treacherous race the British--and the Grayson family in particular--have hunted and reviled for many years. As his dark family secrets unravel, will Eric ever break the cycle of death and madness that haunts him?

Lady Theodora is caught in a desperate situation of her own. In order to fend off a monster from her past, she must completely destroy the man she loves.

Who can you trust?

Not Amalric, the deranged alchemist.
Not Redthorne, the seductive faery assassin.
Not Draven 'The Raven' Ketch, a mad pirate.
And certainly not Meadowlark, Theodora's vengeful faery ex-lover.

Lady Changeling offers a satisfying mix of high fantasy and gothic romance with a touch of Lovecraftian horror. Suggested for mature readers.

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Ken Altabef can be contacted at

I'm  Ken  Altabef.

     As a child, I was hopelessly traumatized when I witnessed a man actually walking on the surface of the Moon.   I've been writing fantasy and science fiction ever since.

     A member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, my short fiction has appeared numerous times in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.  Recent stories have been published in Interzone, Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Intergalactic Medicine Show and others.

     On this site you can read some of my short stories, view a bibliography and preview upcoming works.

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