A Field Guide to
Lesser Deities is intended
as a free-spirited parody of supernatural
bestiaries, demon encyclopedias, and magic
spell recipe books. It portrays a winsome and
troubled pantheon of uncorporeal entities at
their very best and worst.
The book seeks to imitate
the tone and appearance of the well-known
“Golden Nature Guides.” A Field Guide to
Lesser Deities portrays itself as a
quick and authoritative pocket reference for
anyone who is out in the wild world, messing
about with supernatural entities.
Demon-wrangling is tricky business after all,
and anything that CAN go wrong, WILL go wrong.
The book offers a handy lifeline to anyone whose
immortal soul may or may not be in jeopardy.
This field guide treats
readers to a handsome ensemble of rather
unlikely godlike beings, all of whom are utterly
imaginary and not to be found in any existing
supernatural tradition. Each of these
god-demon-things is described principally in
terms of how a human might interact with it, so
as to gain its favor and become the happy
beneficiary of its (perhaps) divine
In addition to
these deity-by-deity listings, other helpful
sections are included, most of which are
consistent with the informative offerings of
a “Field Guide,” and offer specific
recommendations on how to conduct successful
transactions with each of these spirits,
always with an eye to providing a practical
outcome for the reader.