Collected in Kore: Lost In Abaddon.
Alex Crane has spent much of his life dodging responsiblity. But when a big mistake curses him with the power of the Mantikore, Alex has the weight of two worlds on his shoulders. Alex is sent to a strikingly familiar fantasy world of elves, dwaves and vampires, but one key element is gone. Magic. A stranger in a strange land, and a strange powerful body, Alex must escape from those that would exploit his dark powers.