ATTACK THE GEEK
By: Michael R. Underwood
Publisher: Pocket Star
ISBN: 9781476757780 (Ebook)
Price: $2.99 (Ebook)
Pub Date: 4/7/2014
A short tale in the Geekomancy universe, a "side-quest" in geek speak. Book #2.5 in the series.
Ree Reyes is working her regular barista/drink-slinger shift at Grognard's, the all in one bar/gamer shop, slinging drinks for the geekomancers of the city's underground who have come to test their skills in virtual battle via RPGs like D&D, Magic, White Wolf, etc.
It's a good gig, and all the usuals are there: her, her ex-mentor Eastwood, Drake (the man-out-of-time adventurer), and of course Grognard himself (her boss, and someone who brews beer that also act as magic potions). It's the presence of these "usuals" that probably gets them in trouble.
For a nemesis from Eastwood and Ree's past decides to finally take her revenge not just on those two, but on every self-styled "hero" in the city who happen to be there.
As wave after wave of monsters besieges Grogrnard's store, Ree and company must band together to defend their positions and then, hopefully, escape. And while getting out of the store alive was a good start, it really only got them trapped in a diabolical maze that only a really, really vindictive arch-villain could create. If Ree and crew are going to survive, they're going to have to work together. And avoid the minotaur.
Michael R. Underwood is the author of Geekomancy, Celebromancy, Attack the Geek, and the forthcoming Younger Gods and Shield and Crocus. By day, he’s the North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books. Mike grew up devouring stories in all forms, from comics to video games, tabletop RPGs, movies, and books. He has a BA in Creative Mythology and East Asian Studies, and an MA in Folklore Studies. Mike has been a bookseller, a barista, a game store cashwrap monkey, and an independent publishers’ representative. Mike lives in Baltimore with his girlfriend, an ever-growing library, and a super-team of dinosaur figurines & stuffed animals. In his rapidly vanishing free time, he studies historical martial arts and makes homemade pizza. Mike blogs at MichaelRUnderwood.com/blog and Tweets @MikeRUnderwood.
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As with Geekomancy (pop culture magic!) and its sequel Celebromancy (celebrity magic!), Attack of the Geek is perfect for anyone who wants to visit a world “where all the books and shows and movies and games [that you] love are a source of power, not only in psychological terms, but in practical, villain-pounding ones” (Marie Brennan, award-winning author of the Onyx Court Series).