A few hours went by and nothing had gone wrong. The radar occasionally beeped and a giant shark swam by. That was about it. Neville had made his way to the cabins in the back to have a rest as James continued to drive the submarine. All was quiet until James’ voice came over the intercom, “Ahhh, Neville. I need you up here with me ASAP.”
Neville, who was not quite asleep yet, jumped up with a start and fearfully made his way to James.
“What is it?” Neville asked as he entered the room.
“Do you want the good news or the bad news first?” James asked.
“Good news first.”
“Good news is that we have entered a current that will speed up our journey.”
“Nice. What is the bad news?” Neville asked, not too excited to hear what it was.
“Bad news is that we are being hunted” James replied, keeping his cool.
“What the hell is that?” Neville loudly and worriedly asked.
“It’s about ten feet long and six feet wide. It is completely red with one huge fin at the back that pushes it along. Two sword like fins are on both sides that can cut anything in half. Spikes run from the top of it’s head all the way along it’s neck and back in a straight line, and numerous rows of razor sharp teeth are in it’s mouth with rotten flesh dangling off them. Steam pours out of its nose every time it exhales, and it has three death staring eyes. I called it Randel” James answered.
“You named it Randel?”
“Yes, I was going to call it Steve, but Randel sounds better.”
“So you have faced this thing before?” Neville asked.
“Yep, almost every time I am under water. It is almost like a game” James answered, focusing on where he was going.
“Why do you need me up here?”
“I don’t really; I just wanted you to see Randel.”
Neville looked at James with an unimpressed look on his face.
“Then you will know how to lose it” Neville replied.
Neville sat down in his chair and watched on as James attempted to shake Randel. The beeping on the radar got quicker and quicker.
“Why is it getting quicker?” Neville asked with a scared look on his face.
“I don’t know I have always been able to out run it” James worriedly answered.
“Well do something!” Neville shouted.
“Shut up!” James bellowed.
The intensity rose rapidly in the air, both men were sweating profusely from nervousness. James made the submarine go its maximum speed, as well as turning left and right rapidly, desperately trying to shake Randel. The beeping on the radar got quicker and quicker, until suddenly it stopped. There was utter silence. Neville stood up and walked to the front of the submarine, looking out the window.
But there was nothing to be seen, only water. Suddenly the head of Randel emerged directly in front of the submarine. The three eyes glared at Neville as he fell to the ground in sheer terror. James too jumped a little in fear. Randel continued to stare into the submarine as it swam backwards.
Neville slowly got back up and crawled to his seat, all the while keeping a fixed stare on Randel through the front window.
“What are you going to do?” Neville whispered.
“This” James softly responded.
James clicked a green button that was next to the steering wheel. The mouth of the submarine opened, Randel continued to stare at the two men.
A torpedo fired out of the front of the submarine at a high speed. Randel looked down as the torpedo collided with its chest. Randel tried to escape, but the torpedo was too powerful, driving it backwards at a high speed. Both James and Neville watched as Randel got further and further away from them.
An explosion in the distance was proof that the torpedo had detonated. The explosion sent shockwaves in all directions with a red glow in the centre. Bubbles formed around the centre making it impossible to see.
“Is it dead?” Neville asked.
“I’m not sure” James answered.
Both men stared into the distance as the red glow began
to disappear. The lifeless body of Randel began to sink further and further down into the ocean.
“Looks like we got it” Neville said with a smile on his face.
“It will be back” James answered.
“What do you mean that it will be back? We just killed it. Nothing would survive a blast like that.”
“Yes we did kill it, but it will revive itself and be back.”
“Say what?” Neville asked, confused at what James had said.
“What.” James replied with a laugh.
Neville looked at him with a blank expression.
“I forgot to mention that Randel can’t really die. He revives himself fairly fast, but not too fast. Believe me, I have killed him a few times before, and each time Randel revives he gets faster and smarter. Last time I killed him, he must have gotten faster, so I installed the torpedos.
Randel didn’t know about them so I was able to catch him off guard. He will know not to pull that staring in front of the window stunt again” James answered.
“What an odd creature” Neville said.
“Yes it is.”
The submarine passed through the blast and continued to it’s destination.
Neville is just an ordinary guy until an evil force known as Lord Dagos enlists him to help rule the world. In return for his cooperation, Dagos promises him immortality. Participation is not an option, and success doesn’t necessarily guarantee safety.
The Forgotten God II: Quest for Vengeance follows Neville, who was granted immortality, but is sent to perish in Tartarus because he knows too much about Lord Dagos. After being betrayed by the fearful Dagos, Neville realizes he must escape Tartarus. He vows to find the lord and kill him.
He meets an array of people who aid him on his journey to remove his enemy. If Neville thought the opponents he faced when freeing Dagos were tough, he’s in for a surprise on this new mission. Titans walk the earth; giant sea creatures rule the ocean; and Kronos the King of the Titans has been released. Will Neville succeed and defeat the powerful Lord Dagos? There is only one way to find out.
About the Author
James Devine enjoys reading about different mythological creatures and gods so he can incorporate them into his stories. This is his third book. His polished and unique writing style draws the reader into The Forgotten God universe.