Original artwork from ‘Mortal Gods: Ignition.’
Christmas is almost here. And Liberate Liberty is making one final push for readers to purchase Mortal Gods: Ignition. After that, with 2017 only days away, we’ll be ready for the first book of Mortal Gods stories to be on its own, and we’ll move onto focusing on new tales. So for the final push, let’s summarize the short stories of MG:I.
“Like Hail and Fire, Mixed with Blood” leads the book. The U.S. has been hit with a massive attack. A foreign intelligence professional for the nation that attacked the U.S. is in America and thinks his country has gotten away with it.
But he suddenly receives a cryptic warning about retribution from a mysterious, beautiful woman. She tells him that while the American government isn’t going to respond to what his nation did, someone else will. He rushes back to his home country to warn it about the possible threat. But his government thinks his warning is insane.
Has he lost his mind or was the woman a harbinger of judgment day?
“The First Transgender Superhuman” is the second story and almost certainly the most relevant one for 2016.
The President of the United States is progressing with turning the nation over to an invading force of foreign people. In a last, desperate attempt to stop him and his supporters, a small group of people develop a plan to counterattack. And their plan involves exploiting the president’s obsession—indeed, the national obsession—with the concept of a “transgender” human being.
But how exactly will that plan exploit the transgender obsession? And does it work?
“Warrior” is a tale of war. War is brutal. And while the actions of the protagonists in the story will horrify many, they are not unprecedented war actions—they are not even unprecedented actions by heroes in war.
Furthermore, it is interesting to consider the brutality of war in comparison to the brutality of the modern, civilized world—and not the brutality that is condemned. Rather, it is interesting to compare the brutality of war with the brutality and horrific acts that civilized society justifies, promotes, normalizes, and celebrates, and even deems human rights.
Thank you to everyone who has already purchased Mortal Gods: Ignition. And if you haven’t bought a copy yet, buying one (or two—one for you, and one as a gift) for Christmas is a great idea.
Stay tuned to Liberate Liberty for more Mortal Gods stories. And stayed tuned to Liberate Liberty for non-Mortal Gods stories as well.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!