Long ago in distant lands, a great explosion struck the heart of the Daggar Mountain range, causing every race and city, as well as nearly all animal and plant life, to collapse.
Seven-hundred years later there are very few who dare venture to the Winterlands. The elves massed a great evacuation going eastward across the ocean, and the Dwarves tunneled their way underground in a ten-year mass effort called the great migration. The humans by and large tried to adapt but couldn't. Some left, others starved, a scant few continue to persevere.
The main population of the Winterlands is now large clans of Orcs and Goblins who eat flesh of any they find, including other such races as themselves.
The Winterlands are a cold and desolate place, but those creatures and races with a keen mind and strong will are able to find a way to survive.
Hunt the Winterlands is a dark fantasy anthology featuring bone-chilling tales from K. N. Porter, Kurt Wilcken, Nate Barlow, Josh Brown, Gina Wood, Michael May, Alex Ness, Joe Monks, and Marc N. Kleinhenz. Cover by Scott P. Vaughn.
Ice Blind by K. N.Porter
Spitting at the Sun by Kurt Wilcken
Skonjac Woke Up by Nate Barlow
Frozen Flame by Josh Brown
The Other End by Gina Wood
Ice Monster by Michael May
Dogh-Arr’s Honor Restored by Alex Ness
The Lost City by Joe Monks
Elision by Marc N. Kleinhenz
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About the Author
Josh Brown is the author of several books, comic books, and short stories. He has dedicated his life to sporadic rants and ramblings about comic book continuity, superhero superiority, and Han shooting first. He currently lives in Minneapolis, MN.
In my secret identity, I am a ninja cartoonist. In college I drew political cartoons and published hand-made comics which I sold out of my backpack, including BRISBANE THE BARBARIAN, RAMBI, and ARIZONA SCHWARTZ THE LOST ARCHAEOLOGIST. I have scripted and drawn comics for Antarctic Press and Radio Comix including AZTEC ANTHROPOMORPHIC AMAZONS and stories for the comics anthologies NINJA HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK, FURRLOUGH and GENUS; and scripted a three-issue limited series for INNOVATION titled CELESTIAL MECHANICS. Currently I write and draw a pulp-era adventure webcomic titled HANNIBAL TESLA ADVENTURE MAGAZINE, set in the futuristic world of 1935. I write about obscure and overlooked Bible stories at my blog "The Ones You Didn't Hear In Sunday School" and occasional pieces of fiction and gaming-related pieces at "Cold Steel and India Ink." I am a contributor to HUNT THE WINTERLANDS, a dark fantasy anthology conceived by Alex Ness and edited by Josh Brown. I live in the Enchanted Land-O-Cheese with my wife and daughters, along with two cats, a snake, several fish and a bushel of ferrets.
Michael May writes the comic Kill All Monsters and other cool adventure stories. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife, son, and a dragon that doesn't eat its vegetables.