If you wish to sign up, Please do so here: http://forum.novelupdates.com/threads/the-nuf-book-club-for-english-original-web-novels.21994/ Sorry about getting this up so late, been kinda busy recently. Nonetheless, let the voting begin for our second story. Each member may vote twice. People who have not signed up for the club and vote, will be considered troll votes and thus ignored, so please refrain from voting if you are not a member (if necessary, I will take drastic action to reduce trolls). I'll close the poll in 4 days. Here's our semifinal selection: Spoiler: The Semifinal Novels The Salvation War When all Hell breaks loose on Earth, all Earth will break loose on Hell The Salvation War is a web original, written by Stuart Slade, which premiered online in the beginning of the year 2008, and starts by asking one question: what happens when God declares that humanity shall forever be kept away from Heaven, and all souls and bodies are now property of Satan? Humanity chooses to fight back, declaring war on both Heaven and Hell. FAQ: http://www.tboverse.us/HPCAFORUM/ph...9&t=4555&sid=e7338b76609348d338a42bed89ccaf22 Link: http://www.tboverse.us/HPCAFORUM/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=29 The Gods are Bastards It was a land of sword and sorcery, knights and castles, adventure and heroics . . . but that was a thousand years ago. The Gods are Bastards brings high fantasy forward into the Industrial Revolution, to a more complicated and more cynical era. In the world of Tiraas, an ancient Church is making its final grab for ultimate power, an upstart young University seeks to bring its Enlightenment ethos to the world, and a teetering Empire struggles to balance tradition with progress. Better weapons, magics and technologies have changed the landscape, for better and for worse, and the age of ancient evils and heroic deeds is long over. So when an ancient evil does rise again and heroes are needed to beat it back, the people of Tiraas must scramble to meet the challenge . . . if they can only stop scheming against each other long enough. One thing is becoming clear: this time around, the gods will be no help. Info: http://webfictionguide.com/listings/the-gods-are-bastards/ Link: https://tiraas.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/book-1-prologue/ The Iron Teeth All Blacknail the goblin ever wanted was to live a peaceful life in his sewer home, and eat as much as he could fit in his stomach. He certainly never asked to be captured and whisked away to the far off Iron Teeth Mountains. There, Blacknail is taken in and made a servant by the outlaw Herad and her crew of bandits. Among the monster filled forests and snow peaked mountains of the North he will grow into something far more than a simple goblin. As the world around him slides into ruin Blacknail will fight to survive, and learn to live with the men and women of the North. When an ancient evil rises Blacknail will be there to meet it, and leave his mark on the world forever. However, first he has to get over his crippling fear of trees, and survive in a place where everything considers him to be the perfect size for a quick snack . . . Info: http://webfictionguide.com/listings/the-iron-teeth/ Link: http://www.ironteethserial.com/dark-fantasy-story/story-interlude/prologue/ Demon's Journey Palan is raised in the harsh world of the demons, depending on himself to survive while raising his sister. One day, his sister falls sick and he’s forced to make a deal with an angel in order to save her life. Unfortunately for him, that deal sends him a world away from his sister. What happens when a ruthless demon is thrust into the world of the heavens above? http://webfictionguide.com/listings/demons-journey/ Link: http://www.virlyce.com/demons-journey/chapter-0-prologue/ The Deathworlders The galactic bureaucracy of the Interspecies Dominion has long considered it impossible for those planets classified as “Deathworlds” to produce intelligent civilizations. The daily challenges of simply surviving on those disaster-wracked, plague-ridden, predator-haunted hellholes would surely favor base animals driven by instinct, rather than thinking sophonts. The natives of the Class 12 Deathworld known as “Earth”, therefore, come as something of a surprise. As a galaxy full of ancient and deadly threats slowly turn their attention towards this anomaly, how will the human race be changed by the revelation that the alien life forms we have long dreamed of meeting, are vastly inferior to us in every way? And how will interstellar society react when an ordinary bartender from Texas can tear the worst monsters in the galaxy limb from limb? Info: http://webfictionguide.com/listings/the-deathworlders/ Link: http://hfy-archive.org/book/deathworlders/chapter-01-kevin-jenkins-experience/11 I Hate Being Wed in a Fantasy World Katsuragi Kenta was a gamer. He did exactly what he needed to obtain the games he wanted and the time to play them; nothing more, nothing less. When his entire class is transported to a fantasy world, Kenta is suddenly an expert on their situation and the world around them. Naturally, he sets out on his own to escape his two faced classmates. Two months later he returns and discovers that Momokawa Kyou, formerly the most popular girl in class, was left behind by their classmates. The two strike up an uneasy alliance despite despising each other. What’s more, they may have to work together to survive a curse. Kenta will have his hands full surviving his new fantasy world. If the monsters don’t get him, Kyou just might! Info: http://webfictionguide.com/listings/i-hate-being-wed-in-a-fantasy-world/ Link: http://royalroadl.com/fiction/chapter/72726 Taint A little girl is kidnapped from her family by unknown assailants, is imprisoned into a gigantic, endless cave filled with ravenous monsters, is infected by the monsters’ poisonous blood (that’s the ‘Taint’ from the title), and dies. Then, she gets angry. Info: http://webfictionguide.com/listings/taint/ Link: http://lsdell.com/chapter-001-first-floor/ Thanks for being part of NUF Book Club and have a great time checking out and voting for new novels!