From the World of the Greenland Diaries. Before the Drum, a terrifying form keeps appearing outside a forest, prompting a therapist to uncover its meaning. A champion from war is staying at a hotel when a particular challenger arrives to test her. A widower questions his reality when his dead wife’s garden grows back to life. A sheriff’s deputy in Minnesota retraces the steps of a long-missing neighbor. A strange child arrives in gym class with bizarre wounds and even stranger smell. During the Drum, two security guards try walking home along a haunted freeway. A monster takes pity when a trap clicks empty during battle. A cheat code from an old video game saves a child’s life. A little girl tries to reconnect to her past in the haze of monstrous illusions. Many years after the Drum, a young woman hates her fiendish heritage and tries to cut it out. An art student is introduced to an antique medium, which captured the still living horror of history. A curious teenager tries to communicate with the darkness that gouged humanity. A field guide gets ready for an expedition into the most dangerous place on earth. A conversation at a bar reflects the lack of answers from humanities near demise. A sharp shooter must make a choice between one monster and many.
An ancient werewolf laments his annual, blood-soaked pilgrimage. A doll comes to life only when your fear gives it motivation. Empty spaces are a feeding ground for an ancient monster. A mother dragon will fight through anything for her stolen future. After a random tragedy at the hands of a flying nightmare, a sky pirate visits a haunted grave. A demon followed across a continent, pauses for a very human vanity. Robots in an apocalyptic hellscape need a purpose, even if there is no one to witness it. A god-like devil chained in deep space wrestles, dreams, and tortures the humans tasked with his containment. Mysterious gravestones and highways twist the ordinary into hells for a pair of friends and family. A diabolical scientist’s creations try to live in the world he left behind. A young woman laments her true, mystical identity in the waves of a stormy sea.
For the last 30 years he has been the sole protector of the legendary Diamond Town. Every hour it snows, howls, and storms. Every week, wave after wave of invaders crawl through the woods scouring for a bit of fame and glory on this lost island — and he cuts them all down with indiscriminate slashes of his sword. No one has survived being the Guardian as long as him, and the shadows are seething with vengeance in the forests and mountains.
A vengeful cannibal from a lost invasion, ancient beasts stalking about the mountains waiting to attack, and a fresh new batch of invaders with a beautiful berserker and emotionless captain are simply a few of the festering plagues on this cursed island. There will be no respite. There will be no end to the war and strife. The winters are growing longer, the cold harsher, and the enemies bolder. Take a walk in the footsteps of the Diamond Town’s Guardian and his world, through his own blood-weary eyes. Count your footsteps and mind the silence, it’s time to hunt, and to fill the graveyard again.