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In the third and final installment of the Blowback trilogy, we join Arky and Iris Jongler-Jinks as they continue their search for their mother, who is trapped in the past. Mere hours after Arky and his friend Danny returned from their time voyage to 1863 and the American Civil War, Arky is off on his second time voyage, this time taking his sister along for the ride. Now, the cor anglais has transported the Jongler twins to a brand-new continent, in addition to a new time. Specifically, the cor anglais has blown them back to Paris in 1894.

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In 1986, Freja O’Connell moves home to Denver from Las Vegas after her current relationship ends—the latest in a long line of drunken, cheating men. Determined to start over, Freja buys from her father a rundown home in a bad neighborhood and decides to fix it up on her own using money earned as a waitress at Shotgun Willie’s Gentleman’s Cabaret. Aside from meeting a crowd of colorful characters at work, she also befriends (and lusts after) the cashier at the local home improvement store, which she frequents as part of her home remodeling project.

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Queen Gabrielle is from the kingdom of Thisley. She married King Bartholomew of Concordia and moved there. She is used to having children around, but because there are no children in the palace, she feels lonely. What does King Bartholomew do? Borrow one. Later that week, he begins his quest for a child to borrow. He visits many children. Soon, after searching almost every house for a child, he nears the end of the village. He worries that he will not find a child who will be good enough for Queen Gabrielle.

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Harley Quinn is known as the class clown at Super Hero High. She runs her own web series called Harley’s Quinntessentials and is obsessed with ratings and getting the scoop on the latest news ahead of serious teen journalist Lois Lane. The rest of her friends and classmates: Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, Big Barda, Katana, Beast Boy, and The Flash help her out whenever possible, even when they grow tired of her practical jokes and hyper personality.

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Olive Preiss loves to perform onstage and even signs up for a summer theater camp. There’s only one problem: her mother. Mrs. Preiss used to be a famous stage actress, but ever since Olive’s father died, she has been extra critical of her daughter. It seems like Olive can’t do anything right in her mother’s eyes. This makes her freeze up whenever she performs in front of her mom, which is exactly what happens during her theater camp audition.

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