There are remote corners of the British Empire where the supernatural lurks and the shadows linger, where few dare go and fewer return.
A TIME FOR HEROES!
This is the world of the little-known Department of Antiquities – the so-called “Strange Brigade” – tasked with confronting ancient and terrible evils that threaten us all. But who are these mysterious adventurers?
EIGHT RIP-ROARING NEW ADVENTURES!
Join rising stars Cassandra Khaw, Gaie Sebold, Tauriq Moosa, Guy Adams, Jonathan L. Howard, Patrick Lofgren, Mimi Mondal and Joseph Guthrie as they delve into the hidden origins of some of the Brigade’s finest, and marvel at these never before seen tales of our fearless and unflinching heroes…
Illes writes, “These collected stories are each powerfully evocative; forgotten in the manner of long-buried treasure. I hope to remedy this situation, transforming the status of these tales from forgotten to favorite. I confess: there is not a single story in this collection that I do not enjoy, even after repeated readings.
While wonderful if read silently, the tales reveal their nuances, humor, and suspense with even more potency, if read aloud. During the dark, eerie hours, when the wind is blowing and the ghosts are roaming outside, the night can be filled with pleasant terror.”
While not all of the stories are forgotten, they are all fantastic. They make us think. They introduce and explore possibilities: things that perhaps could happen.
They encourage our minds to venture beyond the mundane into the realm of the fantastic, to question and redefine reality. Above all, they entertain.