"Dad, it looked like a dinosaur!"
On a hike along the shores of Lake Superior, thirteen-year-old
Anna Hendrix sees a huge creature rise from the waters, and—to her horror—sink a tour boat. Soon afterward,
Jeff Grigg, also thirteen, encounters a similar but smaller creature in the woods around his parents' vacation house. Unable to resist investigating, both Anna and Jeff venture into the nearby forests. They meet each other at a huge waterfall, where they discover a hidden cave. Inside it, they find a cave painting of a creature that resembles the ones they have seen.
Michigan: The Dragon of Lake Superior
By Stephen Mark Rainey
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Kindle Price: $3.99
Approx. 144 pp.
Release date: July 11, 2019
Suddenly, in a bizarre twist of time and space, the youngsters are transported to strange, unknown land, vastly different from the Michigan they know. Here, they meet a mysterious but friendly young man who calls himself Skyhawk. He claims to be a member of a civilization that can only be reached by way of the cave.
In this unimaginable land, huge monsters roam freely. Skyhawk and his people worship the beasts as gods. But while the people of this land appear welcoming, Anna and Jeff discover they hide a deadly secret. And the two youngsters realize they must somehow find their way back home before the passage between the two worlds closes forever.
Each Ameri-Scares novel is based on or inspired by an historical event, folktale, legend, or myth unique to that particular state.
Mark Rainey is author of the
Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (with
Blue Devil Island, and
Frontier; the short story collections
Devil & Other Weird Horrors,
of the Night, and
Other Gods; and over 100 works of short
fiction. He achieved questionable infamy and absolutely no fortune as editor of
Deathrealm magazine, and has edited the anthologies
Song of Cthulhu, and
Evermore (with James Robert Smith).