Sunday, April 27, 2014


For April, Stone is celebrating the A to Z Blog Challenge with daily letter-themed entries. A separate page with a list of all these entries, plus Character Profiles and Book Synopses will appear on the right hand side of the page in coming weeks, detailing the people, places and things of the Stone Soldiers universe.

Book of Stone: VIST
(A Stone Soldiers Encyclopedia Entry)

After two years in publication, one thing that has been missing from the Stone Soldiers series are supersoldiers of  other countries.  In Shades of War readers learned of an albino  scientist from East Germany. In Seven Deadly Sons, readers met a Mossad agent and  Nazi super werewolves.  But where are the organizations that must surely exist in a supernatural  world?

In the upcoming novella, X-ponent, readers will see the whole  story behind the insane  parahuman Sentinel  of  Liberty and his homegrown, super-terrorist organization. Among those following the mentally ill parahuman's call to  arms  was one  Professor Upsilon, the telepathic mastermind behind East Germany's VST--the Veranderungstaffel fur Shrecken und Todd. Or in English, the mutant squad for  terror and death. An offshoot of the KGB, operating out of East Germany, the VST worked against  allied forces in Europe, conducting clandestine missions and spying by paranormal  and supernatural  means.

By 1995, the VST was no more--its members scattered over Europe as the two Germanys reunited. But the legacy of this parahuman spy agency lived on, in the form of  Professor Upsilon, and many other dangerous Cold  War agents.

Like  so  many heavies in modern action movies, don't be surprised if a  cold  war supernatural being shows  up in a future  installment of  Stone Soldiers, ready to resurrect VIST and bring chaos to the modern world.

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