Monday, November 28, 2011
Bastard Reaction: Betrayal - A Demon Squad Story by Tim Marquitz
As I've mentioned multiple times before, I'm a big fan of Tim Marquitz's urban fantasy series, Demon Squad featuring Frank Triggs. Recently a short story titled Betrayal set in this world was released, this one with a side-character as it's narrator; Scarlett who's Frank's angelic cousin.
In Betrayal we find Scarlett in Heaven after the events of Armageddon Bound as she ruminates on her life and on how the situation has progressed to its current state. And then the fun begins. Betrayal is a two scene story which comes off as a "thank you" from the author for fans of the series, and as an opportunity to see the world from a different set of eyes than that of Frank. More than anything, Betrayal is the perfect setup for the next release At the Gates as the events lead right up to the start of the book, but also it sets the right atmosphere, a more serious one, making a smoother transition.
Additionally to Betrayal, Tim has also included another short story in this release, this one featuring Frank in the Prohibition era in what I can only explain as an amusing story with a Valentine's Day inclination. Fans of mob history should get a kick out of it. This one is called Prohibition Black and Blues.
Both can be read and obtained freely by following any of the following links:
Keep an eye out for the next Demon Squad adventure with At the Gates, which is going to be released in a few days, December 1, 2011. It's the best one yet. Looks like the Kindle version is available already.