The Adventure Zone Here There Be Gerblins

The Adventure Zone  Here There Be Gerblins
Author: Clint McElroy,Griffin McElroy,Justin McElroy,Travis McElroy,Carey Pietsch
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781250213662
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Release: 2018-07-17
Editor: First Second
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Welcome to the Adventure Zone! SEE! The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure! READ! Their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters! MARVEL! At the sheer metafictional chutzpah of a graphic novel based on a story created in a podcast where three dudes and their dad play a tabletop role playing game in real time! Join Taako the elf wizard, Merle the dwarf cleric, and Magnus the human warrior for an adventure they are poorly equipped to handle AT BEST, guided ("guided") by their snarky DM, in a graphic novel that, like the smash-hit podcast it's based on, will tickle your funny bone, tug your heartstrings, and probably pants you if you give it half a chance. With endearingly off-kilter storytelling from master goofballs Clint McElroy and the McElroy brothers, and vivid, adorable art by Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: Here There be Gerblins is the comics equivalent of role-playing in your friend's basement at 2am, eating Cheetos and laughing your ass off as she rolls critical failure after critical failure.

The Adventure Zone Petals to the Metal

The Adventure Zone  Petals to the Metal
Author: Clint McElroy,Carey Pietsch,Griffin McElroy,Travis McElroy,Justin McElroy
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781250799302
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Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: First Second
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

START YOUR ENGINES, friends, Clint McElroy and sons Griffin, Justin, and Travis hit the road again with Taako, Magnus and Merle, the beloved agents of chaos from the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novels illustrated by Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins and The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited. Our boys have gone full-time at the Bureau of Balance, and their next assignment is a real thorny one: apprehending The Raven, a master thief who’s tapped into the power of a Grand Relic to ransack the city of Goldcliff. Local life-saver Lieutenant Hurley pulls them out of the woods, only to throw them headlong into the world of battle wagon racing, Goldcliff’s favorite high-stakes low-legality sport and The Raven’s chosen battlefield. Will the boys and Hurley be able to reclaim the Relic and pull The Raven back from the brink, or will they get lost in the weeds? Based on the beloved blockbuster podcast where three brothers and their dad play a tabletop RPG in real time, The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal has it all: blossoming new friendships, pining for outlaw lovers, and a rollicking race you can root for!

The Adventure Zone Murder on the Rockport Limited

The Adventure Zone  Murder on the Rockport Limited
Author: Clint McElroy,Griffin McElroy,Justin McElroy,Travis McElroy,Carey Pietsch
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1250229286
Available:
Release: 2019-07-16
Editor: First Second
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the second Adventure Zone graphic novel (adapted from the McElroy family's wildly popular D&D podcast), we rejoin hero-adjacent sort-of-comrades-in-arms Taako, Magnus, and Merle on a wild careen through a D&D railroad murder mystery. This installment has a little of everything: a genius child detective, an axe-wielding professional wrestler, a surly wizard, cursed magical artifacts, and a pair of meat monsters. You know, the usual things you find on a train. Hot on the heels of The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins, the smash hit graphic novel that launched the series, The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited picks up the saga where volume 1 left off. Both books are based on "The Adventure Zone," a tabletop RPG comedy podcast with downloads numbering in the tens of millions and an army of passionately devoted fans. With art and co-adaptation from Carey Pietsch, the McElroys are once again turning their raucous freewheeling D&D campaign into some damn fine comics.

The Adventure Zone Set

The Adventure Zone Set
Author: Clint McElroy
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1250269458
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Everybody Has a Podcast Except You

Everybody Has a Podcast  Except You
Author: Justin McElroy,Travis McElroy,Griffin McElroy
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780062974822
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Release: 2021-01-26
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling McElroy Brothers, creators of the hit podcasts My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone, comes a helpful and hilarious how-to podcast guide covering everything you need to know to make, produce, edit, and promote a podcast…and get rich* doing it! (*Results not guaranteed.) Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy made their names as “advice giving brothers who have no business giving advice” (New York Times) on the hit podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me. But while they may not have the best relationship or workplace advice, they certainly make you laugh, and they do know a thing or two about podcasting. In fact, the McElroy Brothers have spent the last decade making podcasts, including My Brother, My Brother and Me; The Adventure Zone; Sawbones; and more. From their start, independently producing and releasing the early episodes of My Brother, My Brother and Me, to their eleven currently available podcasts, the McElroys have become experts in creating successful podcasts. And now, they want to share what they’ve learned with you. In Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You), the McElroy Brothers will walk you through the process of turning an idea into ear-candy for legions of fans, sharing their expertise on everything from deciding on an effective name (definitely not something like My Brother, My Brother and Me), what type of microphone to use (definitely not one from the video game Rock Band), to making lots and lots of money (spoiler: you probably won’t). A must-read for anyone interested in podcasting, Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You) shares the keys to success as well as the mistakes to avoid and draws on the vast experiences of three of the funniest and most successful podcasters working today.

War Of The Realms

War Of The Realms
Author: Clint McElroy,Justin McElroy,Travis McElroy,Griffin McElroy
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781302514853
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Release: 2019-08-28
Editor: Marvel Entertainment
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #1-5. The creators of blockbuster podcast The Adventure Zone bring their talents to Marvel! Earth is under siege — but could the key to turning the tide be Thor’s baby sister? Journey into mystery with Miles “Spider-Man” Morales, Kate “Hawkeye” Bishop, Wonder Man, Balder the Brave, Sebastian Druid and Death Locket for a wild romp through the War of the Realms as they embark on an epic quest to save Earth’s only hope! (And, yes, deal with diaper duty.) But Ares, the Greek God of War, is hot on baby Laussa’s trail. Plus: Marvel’s long-dead Western heroes join the War of the Realms! But how? Whose side are they on? And what if our unlikely crew stumbles upon a convention of super villains? Brace yourself for truly legendary adventures in babysitting!

The Adventure Zone The Crystal Kingdom

The Adventure Zone  The Crystal Kingdom
Author: Clint McElroy,Carey Pietsch,Griffin McElroy,Travis McElroy,Justin McElroy
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1250232651
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Release: 2021-07-13
Editor: First Second
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Based on the blockbuster podcast where the McElroy brothers and their dad play a tabletop RPG and illustrated by cartooning powerhouse Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom takes this #1 New York Times bestselling series to haunting new heights. A desperate call for help interrupts holiday celebrations at the Bureau of Balance, and sends Taako, Magnus and Merle on a high-stakes mission to find and Reclaim a fourth deadly relic: a powerful transmutation stone, hidden somewhere in the depths of a floating arcane laboratory that’s home to the Doctors Maureen and Lucas Miller. An unknown menace has seized control of the stone, and is using it to transform the lab into a virulent pink crystal that spreads to everything it touches. It’s only a matter of time before this sparkling disaster crash-lands, but in order to find the stone and save the whole planet from being King Midased, our heroes will have to fight their way through a gauntlet of rowdy robots and crystal golems, decide whether they can trust the evasive Lucas Miller, and solve the mystery of what—or who—has put them all in peril, before there’s no world left to save.

Vacationland

Vacationland
Author: John Hodgman
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780735224810
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Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“I love everything about this hilarious book except the font size.” —Jon Stewart Although his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn’t seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now. Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent much of his youth; the painful beaches of Maine that want to kill him (and some day will); and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them. Vacationland collects these real life wanderings, and through them you learn of the horror of freshwater clams, the evolutionary purpose of the mustache, and which animals to keep as pets and which to kill with traps and poison. There is also some advice on how to react when the people of coastal Maine try to sacrifice you to their strange god. Though wildly, Hodgmaniacally funny as usual, it is also a poignant and sincere account of one human facing his forties, those years when men in particular must stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, weird dads that they are.

Test This Book

Test This Book
Author: Louie Zong
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781250800602
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Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: Imprint
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bear and a frog attempt to answer the age-old question "How do books work?" in this clever, interactive picture book from animator Louie Zong. Test This Book! features a bear scientist and a frog scientist testing how books work in a variety of exciting, dramatic experiments. What happens when readers sit on their books? Shake them? Whisper secrets to them? The results are funny, surprising, and very, very informative. This hilarious picture book is a great read-aloud experience, as readers are rewarded for physically interacting with the book. And they also learn a little about the scientific method—the basis of all STEM education. An Imprint Book

The Adventure Zone Murder on the Rockport Limited

The Adventure Zone  Murder on the Rockport Limited
Author: Clint McElroy,Griffin McElroy,Justin McElroy,Travis McElroy,Carey Pietsch
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781250624222
Available:
Release: 2019-07-16
Editor: First Second
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This format is designed to be read on color devices and cannot be read on black-and-white e-readers. In the second Adventure Zone graphic novel (adapted from the McElroy family's wildly popular D&D podcast), we rejoin hero-adjacent sort-of-comrades-in-arms Taako, Magnus, and Merle on a wild careen through a D&D railroad murder mystery. This installment has a little of everything: a genius child detective, an axe-wielding professional wrestler, a surly wizard, cursed magical artifacts, and a pair of meat monsters. You know, the usual things you find on a train. Hot on the heels of The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins, the smash hit graphic novel that launched the series, The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! picks up the saga where volume 1 left off. Both books are based on "The Adventure Zone," a tabletop RPG comedy podcast with downloads numbering in the tens of millions and an army of passionately devoted fans. With art and co-adaptation from Carey Pietsch, the McElroys are once again turning their raucous freewheeling D&D campaign into some damn fine comics.

Zoe s Ghana Kitchen

Zoe s Ghana Kitchen
Author: Zoe Adjonyoh
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781784721985
Available:
Release: 2017-04-20
Editor: Octopus Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Zoe's Ghana Kitchen introduces you to dishes - sweet with peanuts and hot with chillies - that have big flavours and are satisfyingly no-nonsense. Cooking out of it has left me yearning for pork ribs in sticky plantain sauce and lamb and peanut butter stew as well as simple grilled fish. And I had no idea how easy it was to pair smoked fish with yams, squash and ginger. Chalé, the basic hot tomato sauce (spiked with ginger and a little curry powder), which is used as the base for many of the recipes, is a godsend.' - Diana Henry "I believe we are on the cusp of an African food revolution. There is a longing to try something that is actually new, not just re-spun, and African cuisines are filling that gap. It's the last continent of relatively unexplored food in the mainstream domain. For too long Africans have kept this incredible food a greedy secret." - Zoe Adjonyoh Ghanian food is always fun, always relaxed and always tasty! From Pan-roasted Cod with Grains of Paradise and Nkruma (Okra) Tempura to Coconut & Cassava Cake and Cubeb Spiced Shortbread, this is contemporary African food for simply everyone. If you're already familiar with good home-cooked Ghanaian food, you'll find new ways to incorporate typical flavours - such as plenty of fresh fish and seafood, hearty salads and spices with a kick. If you're new to it, you'll no doubt be surprised and delighted at the relative ease of cooking these tempting dishes. Most of the ingredients are easy to come by at supermarkets or local shops, and the recipes are super flexible - you can take the basic principles and adapt them easily to what you have available in your cupboard or fridge. Zoe's Ghana Kitchen will help you bring something truly exciting and flavour-packed to the kitchen. Get ready to bring African food to the masses.

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
Author: Jon Krakauer
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780679462712
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Release: 1998-11-12
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster. By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer's highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber's death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others' actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. This updated edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy. "I have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day," writes Krakauer in the postscript, dated August 1999. "What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev's refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn't the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients." As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Air's denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer's tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored The Climb, Boukreev's version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. In 1999, Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters--a prestigious prize intended "to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment." According to the Academy's citation, "Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer. His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind."

The Adventure Zone

The Adventure Zone
Author: Griffin McElroy,Justin McElroy,Travis McElroy
Pages: 213
ISBN: 1250234360
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: First Second
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"In the second Adventure Zone graphic novel (adapted from the McElroy family's wildly popular D & D podcast), we rejoin hero-adjacent sort-of-comrades-in-arms Taako, Magnus, and Merle on a wild careen through a D & D railroad murder mystery. This installment has a little of everything: a genius child detective, an axe-wielding professional wrestler, a surly wizard, cursed magical artifacts, and a pair of meat monsters. You know, the usual things you find on a train."--Provided by publisher.

Into the Dungeon

Into the Dungeon
Author: Hari Conner
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781524867744
Available:
Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You have heard tales of a place…a passage hidden away in the ruins of a forgotten castle, full of terrible dangers, and, for those who dare to face them, endless reward… Provisions are gathered, blades sharpened, and, trying to shake the feeling of dread, you set out to find your way…Into the Dungeon. Into the Dungeon is a 100+ page choose-your-own-path game-in-a-book, where all you need to play is a pencil. The reader gets to decide which way to go and how to explore, with hundreds of different paths through the story. On some paths you'll find untold riches, ancient artifacts, strange creatures or secret passages, on others, you'll barely make it out alive (or die horribly.)

The Cultural Gutter

The Cultural Gutter
Author: Carol Borden,Chris Szego,Ian Driscoll
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780557958399
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Release: 2011-01
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Science fiction, fantasy, comics, romance, genre movies, games all drain into the Cultural Gutter, a website dedicated to thoughtful articles about disreputable art-media and genres that are a little embarrassing. Irredeemable. Worthy of Note, but rolling like errant pennies back into the gutter. The Cultural Gutter is dangerous because we have a philosophy. We try to balance enthusiasm with clear-eyed, honest engagement with the material and with our readers. This book expands on our mission with 10 articles each from science fiction/fantasy editor James Schellenberg, comics editor and publisher Carol Borden, romance editor Chris Szego, screen editor Ian Driscoll and founding editor and former games editor Jim Munroe.

The Sawbones Book

The Sawbones Book
Author: Justin McElroy,Sydnee McElroy
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1681883813
Available:
Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Weldon Owen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A compelling, often hilarious and occasionally horrifying exploration of how modern medicine came to be! Wondering whether eating powdered mummies might be just the thing to cure your ills? Tempted by those vintage ads suggesting you wear radioactive underpants for virility? Ever considered drilling a hole in your head to deal with those pesky headaches? Probably not. But for thousands of years, people have done things like this—and things that make radioactive underpants seem downright sensible! In their hit podcast, Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin McElroy breakdown the weird and wonderful way we got to modern healthcare. And some of the terrifying detours along the way. Every week, Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin amaze, amuse, and gross out (depending on the week) hundreds of thousands of avid listeners to their podcast, Sawbones. Consistently rated a top podcast on iTunes, with over 15 million total downloads, this rollicking journey through thousands of years of medical mishaps and miracles is not only hilarious but downright educational. While you may never even consider applying boiled weasel to your forehead (once the height of sophistication when it came to headache cures), you will almost certainly face some questionable medical advice in your everyday life (we’re looking at you, raw water!) and be better able to figure out if this is a miracle cure (it’s not) or a scam. Table of Contents: Part 1: The Unnerving The Resurrection Men Opium An Electrifying Experience Weight Loss Charcoal The Black Plague Pliny the Elder Erectile Dysfunction Spontaneous Combustion The Doctor Is In Trepanation Part II: The Gross Mummy Medicine Mercury The Guthole Bromance A Piece of Your Mind The Unkillable Phineas Gage Phrenology The Man Who Drank Poop Robert Liston Urine Luck! Radium Humorism The Doctor Is In The Straight Poop Part III: The Weird The Dancing Plague Curtis Howe Springer Smoke ’Em if You Got ëEm A Titanic Case of Nausea Arsenic Paracelsus Honey Self-Experimentation Homeopathy The Doctor Is In Part IV: The Awesome The Poison Squad Bloodletting Death by Chocolate John Harvey Kellogg Parrot Fever Detox Vinegar Polio Vaccine The Doctor Is In

Bernard M Baruch

Bernard M  Baruch
Author: James L. Grant
Pages: 365
ISBN: 0471170755
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Release: 1997-02-05
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This biography of Bernard Baruch considered to be renowned as the definitive story about the notorious financial wizard and presidential advisor. Baruch's political policies are discussed briefly, and James Grant includes a detailed account of Baruch's trading and investment gains and losses.

Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks

Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks
Author: Ethan Gilsdorf
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780762766789
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Release: 2010-09-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An amazing journey through the thriving worlds of fantasy and gaming What could one man find if he embarked on a journey through fantasy world after fantasy world? In an enthralling blend of travelogue, pop culture analysis, and memoir, forty-year-old former D&D addict Ethan Gilsdorf crisscrosses America, the world, and other worlds—from Boston to New Zealand, and Planet Earth to the realm of Aggramar. “For anyone who has ever spent time within imaginary realms, the book will speak volumes. For those who have not, it will educate and enlighten.” —Wired.com “Gandalf's got nothing on Ethan Gilsdorf, except for maybe the monster white beard. In his new book, Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, Gilsdorf . . . offers an epic quest for reality within a realm of magic.” —Boston Globe “Imagine this: Lord of the Rings meets Jack Kerouac's On the Road.” —National Public Radio's “Around and About” “What does it mean to be a geek? . . . Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks tackles that question with strength and dexterity. . . . part personal odyssey, part medieval mid-life crisis, and part wide-ranging survey of all things freaky and geeky . . . playful . . . funny and poignant. . . . It's a fun ride and it poses a question that goes to the very heart of fantasy, namely: What does the urge to become someone else tell us about ourselves?” —Huffington Post

The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy

The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy
Author: Luke Cuddy
Pages: 263
ISBN: 9780812696547
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Release: 2008
Editor: Open Court Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Chapters address philosophical aspects of the video game The Legend of Zelda and video game culture in general"--Provided by publisher.

Spill Zone Book 2

Spill Zone Book 2
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781250215246
Available:
Release: 2018-07-10
Editor: First Second
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All hell breaks loose in Spill Zone Book 2: The Broken Vow, the second volume of this dystopian graphic novel duology by science fiction visionary Scott Westerfeld and artist Alex Puvilland. Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Strange manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. Addison got close enough to the Spill Zone to touch it, literally. She survived the encounter, but came back changed. It turns out she's not alone. North Korea has its own Spill Zone, and a young man named Jae is the only one who made it out alive. Alive, but changed. Now Addison, Don Jae, and, curiously, a rag doll named Vespertine, share an unholy bond and uncanny powers.