From undiscovered realms that linger within the depths of the Earth, Kaiju lie in wait for the moment they are summoned to rise and wreak havoc upon those that dare awaken them from a restful slumber. Although their motivation for destruction is unknown, some believe they are the protectors of the Earth, while others believe they are demons set on total destruction. Regardless of the viewpoints, it can be agreed upon that Kaiju are the Lords of the Earth!
Featuring stories by 16 talented authors, Kaiju: Lords of the Earth explores the many incarnations of Kaiju, from those set on hellish destruction, to those seeking out friendship in a world that fears them. Summoned from the minds of John Ledger, Stephen Blake, Michael Noe, Peyton Pratt, Alice J. Black, R.T. Sirk, Essel Pratt, Vyvecca Danae Pratt, Amanda M. Lyons, Brian Barr, Kevin Candela, Dona Fox, E. Doyle-Gillespie, Roy C. Booth, T.S. Woolard, and Michael Thomas-Knight.
Laura Sanders and her family have lived in the peaceful, misty shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains for generations. When that peace is threatened by a corrupt sheriff, and the ruthless drug dealers he’s protecting, they’ll have to stand together with their friends and some unlikely allies if they hope to survive. Jake Dillon has come to Misty Hill looking for answers about his missing brother; who’s been working undercover for the DEA. He finds the Sanders standing alone against the people connected to his brother’s disappearance. He also finds the family that he’s always wanted, and the love he’s never had. The odds are stacked against them surviving, but Laura and her family won’t back down, and Jake won’t back off, until he finds his brother and his new friends are safe. In the Great Smoky Mountains, people have their own brand of justice. It’s been passed down from generation to generation. It’s called a reckoning, and it’s coming to Misty Hill.
Looking for something scary? Tales of the macabre and strange you’d like to share with a friend or read in the dark? Stories to chill your bones and creep up on you just when you thought you’d forgotten? Here you will find all of these things and more than a few beasties too. Come join us by the camp fire, in the deep woods, in the dark, by the cemetery, and in the locked room, We’ll be waiting!
Cover art by David McGlumphy, stories by Vyvecca Pratt, Nikolai Misura, Carolyn May, Georgia Lennon, Kent Hill, Matthew Hickman, Andrew Lennon, Alison Clifford, William Bove, Kevin Candela, Jennifer Redmile, Toneye Eyenot, Tabitha Baumander, Kerry E.B. Black, Lemmy Rushmore, Tristann Jones, Essel Pratt, Carly Jane Denyer, Matthew Cash, Mark Woods, Ashley Hunt, Amanda M. Lyons, Michael Noe, Roy C. Booth, Chad Michaels, and Justin Hunter
Tales of sword and sorcery come to us across the ages, across worlds, and across time. Legends about the warriors and priests, the lost gods and forgotten cities of old, and the things that were done in their time, live within the fires of man. The words of the storyteller who sits there by the flames to speak of it all with great reverence and his own special magic take us to other realms as we seek to understand and to build our own kingdoms of might and magic. The storyteller is the soul of man, the flame and the wick by which he thrives. Here then you will find such storytellers and the worlds they weave with their tales dark and light, humorous and stark, uplifting and bleak. Heroes and monsters so bold they could only be forged in the fire of the spirit, the imagination of man.
Kristen Kitchell, Toneye Eyenot, Dona Fox, Roy C. Booth, Brian Woods, Kat Doughty, Edward P. Cardillo, Essel Pratt, Richard D. Ramsey, Charie D. LaMarr, Brian Barr, William Bove, Amanda M. Lyons, Chad Michaels, Justin Hunter, Sam Reese, and Melissa McDannell
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