How do you contain the expensive problem of super heroes running amok? Find a way to make money off it, of course.
Introducing the first book in a new series, Innocent Bystanders, where you will be dropped into a world of super heroes battling one another for ratings. Their gigantic lives are vigorously promoted and broadcast by Mediatron, the fabulously successful media monopoly running most everything in its endless bid for the eyes and dollars of its viewers.
These are the last days of those heady golden times when the heroes were under control, and everyone who mattered was getting rich. Supers, though, have started disappearing, snatched up by a new faction not associated with Brand Good or Brand Evil, a force threatening to undermine the carefully-balanced habitat created by Mediatron.
After a bizarre attack on their home, two sisters learn that their family was created to serve warring mythological monsters. Elder sister Annelli accepts her duty, but younger science-minded Talitha rebels.
This is set against a national emergency where the brightest people in their fields are vanishing. Special Agent Shaman Esker and his team pursue the mad rash of disappearances into a world invisible to humankind.
All of them will discover their places among the different species of human beings made by an ancient Outer God, Nyarlathotep, in Colder, the first book of the The Tamelin Light series.
Eons ago, Nyarlathotep separated humankind into three species: the Mythos Families, their food the Cattle, and a small handful of the original inhabitants of Earth, True Humans.
House Tamelin is a Family worshipping a Great Old One called Ithaqua, but the two sisters remaining in that line have miserably failed their duties: warm-hearted Annelli is far too compassionate, and science-minded Talitha doesn’t believe anything about her own history. They are both, in the thousand eyes of Nyarlathotep the Creeping Chaos, defective, and must be dealt with.
Meanwhile, as Special Agent Shaman Esker and his team learn more about the disappearances of the brightest people in the world, they become ensnared by the machinations of the Mythos. Guided by a True Human called Celine, Shaman finds himself allying with aliens and monsters. Nearer My God, the second book of The Tamelin Light trilogy, brings them to the door of the Tamelin Mansion where Talitha and Annelli, and something much larger, await.
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