A world of today, divided, black from white, good from evil, and held apart by the taste of a cookie.
A world of griffons and glimmer bunnies, wise old mothers, sassy llamas, and the magic of beer.
A world of contemplation and serenity, of service and devotion, ruled by a jewel and guarded by children.
Plus 12 more, for a total of 15 worlds to explore.
From the brutal curators at ImmerseOrDie.com comes this collection of indie short stories, each a distinct jewel forged in the fires of judgment, and all carrying one simple promise:
Guaranteed not to suck.
But no matter where he goes or what he sees, Jefferson has a knack for gathering the best bits and weaving them into tales of whimsy and delight for his friends back home. Like a foreign news correspondent reporting from the worlds beyond, he brings the weirdest and most wonderful right into your living room, just in time for tea.
“Linton takes the horror of the atomic bomb’s emergence in WWII and transforms it into the emergence of laboratory-grown super soldiers — but with similarly horrific consequences and the same desperate global struggle to cram the genie back into the bottle afterward. It gives the entire story world a grittiness and gravitas that we rarely see in superhero stories. And that darkness makes it chilling.” - Jefferson Smith of Immerse or Die
Empty Quiver (n) – A U.S. Military term to identify and report the seizure, theft, or loss of a nuclear weapon.
Hurricane. Ember. Aurora. Danger. State-sponsored superhumans known as Augments. Weapons created to end a war.
With the war over, their creators couldn't surrender the power and sought to hide it in the shadows. They forged ahead with covert operations and proxy wars despite growing condemnation. But one by one, Augments begin to ignore their handlers or disappear altogether. The quiver emptied.
Empty Quiver takes a dark dive into the Crimson Son universe. Not your typical superhero tales, this short collection pulls no punches as it examines the clandestine program that changed Spencer’s world.
Download your free copy and enter the universe of Crimson Son!
Ace should have learned a long time ago that "easy" jobs are never that easy, but how could this one go wrong? All he needs to do is find the right re-animator to put some life back into the dead man's hand that his friend Pixel Patterson has acquired. There could be a good deal of money in it–and it doesn't hurt that Pixel is easy on the eyes.
Unfortunately, re-animators aren't all that cooperative in this city, and before long Ace is calling in favors that lead to other favors. When a van-load of zombies goes missing, Ace realizes there's more to the dead man's hand than he'd thought, and there are people far more dangerous than Pixel Patterson trying to unlock the hand's secrets. But now it's too late for Ace to back out of the deal, and he has to rely on more than favors if he's going to come out of this one still in one piece.