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by Scott Winfield
Category: Horror/Dark Fantasy
Description: On July 21, 2020, Thomas Yeoman leaves a cushy office job as a forest service worker and decides to take on the challenge of becoming a demon hunter. Using a special ring, he travels into a small town outside of Las Vegas Nevada, bringing all the tools that his great grandfather used decades before him. When he arrives he befriends an elderly man by the name of Carl Holkin. He is a hunter that has used a special book to seek out and destroy demons as his ancestors did before his time. In the Following months Carl and Thomas work side by side and destroy demons that were created by ancient medicine men of the tribes of Arizona. The book itself has a long list of demons yet to be destroyed and put out of harm's way. The first real challenge comes when Thomas and Carl find that Gary Ridgeway has broken out of the prison in Walla Walla Washington. He finds the means to travel to Cerbat and is given an offer that he can't refuse. The Green River Killer decides to let a very powerful demon use his body as a vessel to cause a reign of terror on the citizens of Cerbat, Arizona. The demon itself could best be described as a creature with two big wings that were black and also had an orange colour similar to that of a Phoenix. It had two big fangs and appeared to be very powerful. Anyone that came into its path would surely die. It mentioned in the book of demons as 'Firewalker.' Knowing that they need help, Carl calls upon an old flame that he knew years ago that was a practicing white witch. Thomas Yeoman and Carl Holkin decide to let Olivia Harrington join as a member of their newly formed team. Years ago, Firewalker had slaughtered her husband and child, which made the dealings with this demon personal. Does Thomas and his team-mates come out to the victor in the battle against the most prolific and brutal killer of the 21th Century? One day a helicopter flies into a secret lab inside of the mountain of Cerbat. It carries a wounded soldier that was near death. Two scientists by the name of Hans Lokner and Kamran Dolchanez repairs the soldier's body with cybernetic technology which has been funded by the Department of Defence. The government wanted them to create an ultimate soldier that was stronger and faster than any of the enemies of the United States. They do the unthinkable and create a man that is able to run hundreds of miles an hour and able to shoot a laser out of his eye. Just when the cyborg is ready to be turned back over the government, Hans uses the cyborg to brutally murder Kamran Dolchanez and use the cyborg for other reasons. Hans, a practitioner of black magic is able to create a way to place the souls of brutal serial killers inside of his newly created cyborg's body. The cyborg consumes the souls of John Wayne Gasey, Lizzie Borden and Jeff Dahmer. Hans knew that he needed more souls for his cyborg. Hans and the cyborg travel to Corcoran State Prison in California. The powerful cyborg snaps the neck of an eighty six year old inmate by the name of Charlie Manson and readily consumes his soul. Hans has done the unthinkable; he decides that he wants to create a homemade demi god. With the power to travel in time, Hans and the cyborg decide to travel to different parts of history and consume souls, which makes his cyborg more powerful each time he consumes a soul. Thomas finds another teammate by the name of Drina Calvert. With Carl, Drina and Olivia by his side, they fight to save humanity and put a kink in the plans for Hans to create his demigod. Is Hans Lokner successful or does Thomas and his newly formed team come out as the victors in this fight?
eBook Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing USA LLC/Club Lighthouse Publishing, 2010 2010
eBookwise Release Date: August 2010
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [310 KB]
Reading time: 218-306 min.
THE STORY BEGINS IN the secluded mountains of Whitehall Montana. A young man by the name of Thomas Yeoman sat back in his chair and read from his morning paper. He took a sip of coffee and noticed the newspaper's date, July 21, 2020. He thought to himself, 'Boy where has this year gone, it's already July?'
Working for the US Forest service had its rewards but it was just a means to survive. Thomas wanted to do more with his life. Living at his great-grandfather's cabin allowed him freedom to explore his thoughts and dreams. With that thought in mind, he took another swig of coffee and decided to read from his great-grandfather's journal. His parents had always forbidden him to read from it. It was almost like opening Pandora's Box when he read the first page. Thomas read for about an hour and then sat there in awe over the adventures that his great-grandfather had during his years of demon hunting. His great-grandfather had hunted demons that affected humanity in other parts of time in the history of the world. Was it time for him to follow in his great-grandfather's footsteps and save humanity?
He also noticed that the journal had references that pointed to some tools used in demon hunting and time travel. Thinking back, he remembered that his great-grandfather appeared in a dream and said,
"When the time is right, you should look in the cellar underneath the pickled carrots and vegetables to find the tools."
Thomas quickly took another big swig of coffee and decided there was no better time than the present. He quickly got dressed and went outside. The nearest neighbour lived ten miles away, which allowed Thomas privacy find the tools and change his life forever.
Using his six foot four frame, he unlocked the door to the cellar. The old rusted hinges gave out a loud crack as he threw the door to the side. The smell of decades of dust almost made Thomas vomit. Using a flashlight, he found the light switch and turned it on. To his surprise, Thomas immediately found the shelves that housed the pickled carrots and vegetables as described by his great-grandfather in the journal. His hands shook with nervousness as he walked over to the shelves. His heart beat like a trap hammer due to the fear of the unknown.
Pondering for a moment, he thought as to how his great-grandfather had hidden the tools from his ancestors all of these years? Thomas quickly grabbed one of the jars but it would not budge. Thinking outside the box, he turned the dusty jar two times counter clockwise. To his surprise, the facade of a shelf moved and then went in a half circle and then opened to a hidden room. It had an old feather bed, several books and on the table stood relic items that his great-grandfather used in his demon hunting days. Scratching his head and with his heart pounding a mile a minute, he went over to the table and sat to inspect the relics. He found an old set of circular rimmed glasses that had ages of dust on each lens. Using his old worn shirt, he wiped the dust and fingerprints off each lens and then put them on. When he did, he just about jumped out of his skin.
"How are doing young man?" An old man with eyes of wisdom and love appeared to him.
"Is that you great-grandpa?" Thomas asked while his heart pounded out of his chest in fear.
"Yes it's me and please don't be afraid. Thomas, you have just discovered one of the tools used to fight demons. Nobody in history knows where those glasses came from. Benjamin Franklin used those same glasses to create many of his inventions. Not telling anybody, he also discovered that the glasses also showed demons and spirits. I am sure that you are going to ask me where I found them, so I am going to tell you. While walking deep in the State Creek Mountains, I discovered a cave with a note from Benjamin Franklin. Whoever found these glasses should use prudence and rid the world of all evil and demons. Even centuries ago, Mr. Franklin knew the supernatural power of the glasses and decided to hide them from view. For over forty years, I used those glasses to travel in time all over the world ridding humanity of all demons. You are aware that I'm dead, but with the glasses on, you have a portal to the spirit world and that is how you and I are able to have this conversation." His grandfather said this while placing his hand on his chin and sitting next to his grandson.
"How will you know what time in history to travel too?" Thomas asked in wonderment of seeing his grandfather's spirit.
"The ring that you see there is the tool you will use to travel in time. It searches for a demon and then allows you to travel to that time in history. While wearing the ring, repeat the Latin words, 'rid orbis terrarum of totus everto', which in English that means to rid the world of all demons.
"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart used this same ring to compose some of his famous concertos. His father found it while walking up on their mountain and used it as a portal from our Creator. As far as where the ring actually came from, our Saviour himself wore it while he hung on the cross to bear the sins of the world. It is very powerful and very sacred. Your thoughts must be pure and free from all evil in order to travel in time.
"On the left of the table, there is a special knife used to pierce our Saviour's side to assure that he was dead. You will use it to kill each demon. Briefly my fine boy, you are going to hunt down the demon, kill it and burn the bones. You must be careful not to cause an imbalance of the space-time continuum. Use prudence at all times. In the vial sitting in front of us is some dirt that comes from the burial place of our Saviour. If you need to protect yourself, pour a trace amount around you and the demons will not be able to penetrate it nor harm you.
"If you are sure that you want to take over this heavenly calling, place the holy ring on your finger. By the way, the glasses allow you to see spirits and demons. Without them, you will not be able to see them. Are you willing to take the job that will change your life forever?" His great-grandfather asked with a love and devotion in his heart.
"Yes grandfather, I do agree." Thomas said with a feeling of excitement in his heart.
In a split second, his grandfather vanished and left him sitting at the table. The willingness and curiosity to use these tools were almost too much to take. He put the ring on his finger and already had the glasses on while sitting at the table. He grabbed the knife and put the holder on his belt and uttered the words,
"Rid orbis terrarum of totus everto."