The Book of Doom (Afterworlds Series, Book 2)

By Barry Hutchison

The second one hilarious publication in Barry’s AFTERWORLDS series – comedian myth excellent for enthusiasts of Pratchett and Douglas Adams. There’s panic up in Heaven. they've got mislaid the publication OF DOOM – crucial item in life. Oopsy.They imagine devil may need stolen it, the sneaky little satan, so that you could shop the area – plus, you recognize, a substantial amount of embarrassment, fifteen 12 months previous Adam and his angelic consultant Angelo are despatched to retrieve it. unfortunately instructions aren’t Angelo’s distinctiveness they usually quickly locate themselves simply as misplaced because the booklet, wandering via Afterworlds equivalent to Valhalla and Hades and encountering a few vibrant characters alongside the way… Can the hapless pair make it to Hell and again?

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And so lets get out of that flat prior to the damp killed us either. ” Angelo nodded. “Right,” he stated slowly. “It’s most likely nonetheless mistaken, although. ” “Yeah,” admitted Zac. “Probably. ” They carried on in silence, every one misplaced of their personal innovations. different figures stood dotted alongside the seashores. Angelo waved to the 1st few, but if none of them waved again he stopped. finally he kept away from even taking a look their means because the boat crept on during the sludgy, slow-moving Styx. a chilly wind whispered around the floor of the water, forcing Angelo to drag his borrowed cardigan tighter round him. “Bit cold, isn’t it? ” he chittered. “Ssh. ” “What? Why? What’s the—? ” Zac positioned his finger to his lips and glared. Angelo silenced himself by means of clamping his quit his mouth and the 2 of them sat quietly, listening for no matter what Zac had heard to return back. ultimately, Angelo moved his hand away. He was once approximately to talk whilst— DONK. They either regarded down at their ft. The sound have been faint, however it have been unmistakable. anything had bumped opposed to the bottom of the boat. Zac lower the engine and it coughed to a cease. The boat slowed, however the oozing stream of the Styx carried it onwards. within the close to silence that undefined, the single sounds have been the lapping of the gloopy waves opposed to the boat’s wood hull, and the far-off groaning of the folk at the shore. “What was once it? ” Angelo whispered as quietly as he may well. Zac shrugged and pressed his finger to his lips back. The sound could have been not anything. The boat could’ve bumped opposed to a rocky outcrop underneath the water, or a very lumpy wave might’ve made the knocking sounds. yet he wasn’t taking any possibilities. “What will we do? ” Angelo mouthed. Zac regarded throughout to the banks of the river. On one part used to be a throng of ghostly figures, all gawping eyes and gaping mouths. at the different an unlimited tangle of tall timber all yet blocked the best way. “Nothing,” stated Zac softly. “Let’s simply be patient what occurs. ” Angelo nodded. “OK. ” The boat stored relocating alongside the river, the wooden creaking and groaning because the currents pulled it on. “Can you swim? ” Zac requested. “What? Why are you asking that? ” acknowledged Angelo, his eyes widening a bit in panic. “Just in case. ” “In case what? ” “In case we need to swim to shore. ” “Swim? In that? ” Angelo whimpered. “Are you loopy? We can’t swim in that. Aquaman couldn’t swim in that! examine the best way it’s effervescent. It’s too sizzling for a commence! ” “Quiet,” Zac hissed. “Calm down. It’s now not sizzling, it simply appears like it's. I felt it past. And no, I don’t are looking to swim in it, both, and with a bit of luck we won’t need to. i used to be purely asking in case you may well swim simply in case whatever occurred. ” “Like what? ” requested Angelo. there has been a thud from lower than and the boat lurched wildly back and forth. a couple of metres prior to them whatever frothed the skin of the water, then sank speedy out of sight. “Like that,” Zac whispered. Angelo’s face used to be the color of snow. His palms have been gripping the bench he sat on, his fingernails digging grooves into the outdated wooden. “What was once it? ” he whimpered.

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