In cloud-concealed Estalia, a lone boatman makes his way across the freezing landscape. Marquos scavenges to survive as he drifts through the dystopian empire, searching for a better future. In the Deadland of the North, they say the sky is clear, and the stars shine: Marquos dreams of seeing it, believing that there is something more to this world.
With rebels plaguing the canals, hunted by the authoritarian Border Guard, and the guards of the Metropolis pursuing Marquos for his attempts to liberate a child, the route north is wrought with peril. Both the despotic militants and the ragged bands of fighters who resist them vie for the boatman’s support, and Marquos is drawn into a war many don’t realise exists. His journey takes him further than the inhospitable North, into the darkest truths of his people and their history, unravelling secrets as foggy as the world around him.
This post-apocalyptic adventure is the first in the Estalia series, a brooding saga of war, anarchy and redemption.
Isolated in the derelict estate of the engineer Balfair, with only a miserable fellow slave for company, Deni dreams of changing her arduous life. When her master drags something new from the swamp and excludes her from his secretive project, she finally sees her chance. Deni determines to do whatever it takes to break free – even if it brings the full weight of the war-mongering Guard down on Balfair.
The results may be devastating, but they will notice her at last – and she will be free.
On the night before Christmas, mercenary Scullion’s ride home is ambushed halfway between the last surviving cities in America. Concerned only with getting drunk for the holiday, his attempts to abandon his fellow passengers to bandits lead him on a collision course with a barbaric community who have utterly distorted the seasonal spirit. This is one madcap night he cannot survive alone, challenging his perceptions of the meaning of Christmas.
A Most Apocalyptic Christmas is a near-future dystopian novella, set in a war-ravaged land where chaotic city states are all that are left of once powerful countries. Born fighters like the thug Scullion are the predominant survivors in this desolate world devoid of resources, comforts and hope.
This is a Faergrowe Free State novella, part of a series in a not-too-distant but all too current future.