A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods by Jennifer Brozek (ed)
English | 2019 | Fantasy | ePUB | 1.1 Mb
A Secret Guide to : NEW WARRIORS IN AN ANCIENT BATTLE…
The ongoing battle against the immortal Elder Gods enters the modern age. Magic, mayhem, and murder no longer reign in dusty books discovered in decrepit libraries. Today’s monsters can be called by more than uncanny rituals in candlelit basements. Madness lurks on the internet and lives in the locker room. It breeds in the mall and ambushes its victims outside the club.
But those who fight this vast evil have also moved into the modern age. Teenagers from every walk of life use whatever they can to defend our world. Sometimes they win. Sometimes they lose. Sometimes…they give into the temptations of eldritch power.
“Coach Harrison turned an assessing eye on the cheerleaders, taking their measure. “Do you think you’re ready for tonight’s game? The Goats have been undefeated all season.”
Part of Jude wanted to point out that the football team was really going to be in charge of beating the Goats at their own game: her cheerleaders were there to jump high, yell loud, and try not to break their own necks. The rest of her understood that talking back to the woman who was legally in charge of her squad was probably a bad plan.
“Yes, Coach,” she said firmly. “We won’t let you down.”
The routine was over. The other Pumpkins began drifting over, drawn by the nerve-racking sight of their captain speaking with their coach.
Marti was the first to reach them. Looping an arm around Jude’s neck, she put her chin on the slightly shorter girl’s shoulder, batted her eyelashes, and said, “What’s up, coach?”
“Checking in before the bus leaves,” said Coach Harrison. “You’ll all be on your best behavior tonight, correct? I need you to make me, and your school, proud.”
“We’re always on our best behavior,” said Colleen indignantly. “It’s just that sometimes the world decides it should behave badly around us, and we have to make it stop.”