Hi, I’m Scarlett Van Dijk, author of the Sky Stone series, and I’m your host for this stop in the Hunt.
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Somewhere on this page is a hidden number. Collect all the numbers from all the authors’ posts, and then add them up. Once you’ve added all the numbers, and if I am your last author, please head to the official website and click on the ENTER HERE page to find the entry form. Only entries will the correct number will qualify to win.
The author I’m pleased to be hosting for Virtual FantasyCon’s Blog Hop Hunt today is Thomas Duder.
Action adventure, urban fantasy, and some of the hardest-hitting fantasy violence in the industry!
The Generalist takes place in the year 2017, in a world that has been horribly changed due to an event known as “The Havoc of 2012.” During that time many limiters that had been placed on the planet were suddenly broken, resulting in a sudden escalation in various forms of energy (The Four Basic Food Groups of Energy: Magical, Spiritual, Psionic, and Ki). To add to the chaos came the sudden power grabs by nearly every secret society, government agency, and more.
Every pantheon of god and goddess ever worshiped suddenly all attempted to claim the world as their own, Artifacts (items of incredible power) became a commodity beyond any stockbroker’s dream, and it was only through the intervention of certain people and organizations (the Vatican, the American Government, and the organization known as “The Generalists”) that the world didn’t devour itself overnight.
What made matters worse wasn’t the eventual revelation of these organization’s long-standing alliances with those eldritch types (contracts with the Fae, the original Pact of Pantheons that the gods and goddesses eventually worked out in order to safeguard their various cults), but even more so the upsurge in Monster-Gene activity.
Secreted within the genes of the populace, “monster template” genes were found to be extremely vital, never losing their viability even with generations of interbreeding with normal humans. The phenomenon of transformation (“metamorphosis” for accidental transformation, “morphogenesis” for those who actively sought it) used to occur somewhat rarely.
After the Havoc, anything from a violent mugging to a gentle sneeze could activate it, causing the new Monster to riot in a cannibalistic rampage.
Beforehand, bounty hunters had to fight with the Vatican itself in order to get their hands on activated Monster-Gened. Today, they have little more competition, yet what was once a secret occurrence has become a public issue, made even more so by the publicly-recognized and acknowledged UnGrimm Troll, Dash.
The Generalist, as a series, follows the misadventures of The Shop. A paranormal goods and 15 supernatural services store, they stand at the pinnacle of the food chain, employing brutality as well as subtle diplomacy in order to keep the heavy balance of Neo-Los Angeles from tipping to one group or another.
Ultimately, their fate is entwined with their allies and the citizens of Neo-L.A., a fact that gets hammered in time and time again with each big battle.
Whether the city is a war zone or if it's a personal duel, The Shop stands ready to fight the toughest of opponents, interdimensional villainous overlords, and even the gods themselves.
“Get the job done. Get paid. Repeat.”
THE GENERALIST! Because you cannot read about people getting punched in the face ENOUGH!
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Scarlett Van Dijk
Writer of young adult, fantasy series, the Sky Stone series, poetry and short stories.
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