This is their Glass Town, exactly like they envisioned it … almost. They certainly never gave Napoleon a fire-breathing porcelain rooster instead of a horse. And their soldiers can die; wars are fought over the potion that raises the dead. When Anne and Branwell are kidnapped, Charlotte and Emily must find a way to save their siblings. Can two English girls stand against Napoleon’s armies? And if he escapes Glass Town, will England ever be safe again?
I watch them come and go, and sometimes, for a minute, I think that sweet-faced geek in his lab will reanimate my rotting corpse for once. But he never looks twice at me. Never picked for the team for all eternity.
I guess you could call me the President of the Hell Hath Club. It’s honorary and empty and mostly means I get to the cafe first and hold our table. I order for everyone. I keep the minutes, such as they are. And when the girls settle in, we open our stories up like the morning edition.
This year, humankind has discovered the enormous universe. They expected to discover a grand drama of diplomacy, gunships, wormholes and stoic councils. Instead they found glitter, lipstick and electric guitars.
Decibel Jones and the Absolute Zeroes, a washed-up glam-rock band, have been chosen to represent humanity on the greatest stage in the galaxy. The fate of Earth lies in their ability to rock.