For my new followers

by veilwar


Since Twitter only allows 140 characters to express the deep longing in my soul, the… Wait, I don’t really have a deep longing in my soul. But 140 characters is still not enough to describe the indescribable awesomeness… Wait, it is describable!

The Veil war is a serial novel, and I’d like you to read it. Why?

It’s the Great American Goblin Invasion Novel. Think, “Lord of the Rings meets Tom Clancy.”

The Veil War

The Veil is a door between worlds, long closed. One day, it opens. Through the door come creatures half-forgotten, creatures of legend and myth. We feared them once – for a reason.  They want blood, dominion, and power. And they have the power to take it.

One company of Marines is trapped in Iraq, pursued and hunted by the invaders. This is their story.

Okay. You’re right. We’re fucked.”

Captain Lewis spat on the dusty floor. He looked up from the map, and out the window. Outside, the company was looking to the North, at a cloud of dust. The dust cloud got closer every time he looked. Off to the right, around the corner, was another dust cloud. He couldn’t see it, but one of the last predator drones still up had tracked it for the last couple hours. It got closer, too.

Sgt. Pethoukis looked up from his tablet. “Captain, lost the predator feed.” His lean face had a grimmer than average cast. “I saw fire right before it cut out.”

“Dragon?” the captain asked.

“Most like.”


A hundred miles south of Ramadi, he thought. Three times we’ve tried to turn east, and each time we’ve been blocked.

Start reading right here. New chapters post every Thursday. You can get a little more information on how things work around here by reading this.

While you’re here, you can look at a wide array of interesting blog posts. And read the comments left by our widely-read and intelligent commentariat. Another nice feature is that every Tuesday, we have the Really Big Idea. This is where an Indie author explains to you what ideas they wrestled with while they were writing their book. Modeled after the Big Idea series at John Scalzi’s Whatever – well, frankly, stolen from John Scalzi because Indie authors don’t meet his persnickety requirements – this is truly one of the best ways short of reading the book to decide whether you’d like it. (If you are a Indie speculative fiction author yourself, and would like to participate, feel free to contact me.)

So, there it is. Read the story. Consider yourself encouraged to comment, email and communicate with me and your fellow readers. Also consider yourself strongly encouraged to share the Veil War with your friends, acquaintances, enemies and total strangers. Veil War social media info can be found here, or you can click on the pretty, pretty share buttons right below this post.

And again and always, welcome.

Stephen Gustav