Murdoc has been remiss in not mentioning this sooner:
The Veil War by Stephen Gustav
The Veil is a door between worlds, long closed. One day, it opens. Through the door come creatures half-forgotten, creatures of legend and myth. We feared them once – for a reason. They want blood, dominion, and power. And they have the power to take it.
One company of Marines is trapped in Iraq, pursued and hunted by the invaders. This is their story.
Murdoc’s not very far in, but it’s a good read so far. Nine chapters online already. And it looks like there are plans to keep it churning. This is a great example of web fiction. Free installments, Marines, and goblins. What’s not to love?
I know we’ve got a number of military SF readers here and this could be right up their alley.
Start reading here.
There are also a number of options to subscribe or follow The Veil War on the About page.
Murdoc’s toyed with something like this in the past but never followed through. This has got him thinking again.