Today, we have a new entry into my New Series to Read category – this may not be the first book in said series, but this info on Exit Wounds by Tim Marquitz has definitely got me interested in checking it out…
Actions have consequences. For Frank “Triggaltheron” Trigg, those consequences involve prison. Specifically, an extraterrestrial prison where he and pretty much everyone he cares about are now trapped.
Bereft of weapons, magic, or a good lawyer, Frank plots a break out but the indigenous convicts and draconian guardians stand in the way. With time running out on Earth, Scarlett battling to control the mess left behind, Frank must find a way home before he ends up serving a life sentence.
Exit Wounds is the seventh book in the Demon Squad series, which has been compared to The Dresden Files and the Iron Druid Chronicles – both of which are urban fantasies that I enjoy immensely, so yay! Definite interest there. If you’re similarly inclined, then continue reading for a short excerpt (relatively spoiler-free) from Tim’s latest:
Steel rang out as Karra drew her sword, but the enforcer met the advance head on before anyone else could react. Rala shrieked a duet with Chatterbox and barreled deeper into the crevice while the rest of us turned to face the weird creatures.
Two and half, maybe three feet tall at most, the things were like furry linebackers on the Arnold Schwarzenegger diet of old. Muscles were piled on top of muscles layered with bristly orange-brown hair. Bright gold eyes, narrowed into slits, glared as they stormed Katon. Stuttered grunts, growls, and chittered squeaks stung my ears, and a wall of yellowed fangs gnashed in anticipation.
The first of the bunch was met with Katon’s fist. There was the sharp crack of its snout being folded into its face, which was immediately drowned out by its agonized yowl. Katon silenced it with a vicious slash, knocking it into its companions as the rest of us formed a ragged, defensive line alongside the enforcer.
“Keep them off the girl,” Katon called out to Rahim, clearly not worried about hurting the wizard’s feelings in his effort to protect the one person capable of reading the portal book that landed us in Oz.
*Eats popcorn and goes book-hunting*
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Tim Marquitz is the author of the Demon Squad series, the Blood War Trilogy, as well as several standalone books, and numerous anthology appearances including Triumph Over Tragedy, Corrupts Absolutely?, Demonic Dolls, and the upcoming Neverland’s Library, and No Place Like Home.
The Editor in chief of Ragnarok Publications, Tim most recently compiled and edited the Angelic Knight Press anthologies, Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous and Manifesto: UF. He has worked with such authors as Edward M. Erdelac, Lincoln Crisler, Naomi Clark, Noel Hynd (though uncredited), Alan Spencer, Nick Cato, and many others.