a World of Angels and Apocalypse
What if the
Third Millenium began with the ultimate medical discovery - a way
to bring the dead back to life?
What if the dead
reported the existence of a real Heaven, with eternal Gardens and
Halls and Cities, with Blessed Souls and Great Patriarchs and nine
Orders of angels?
What if scientific
attempts to explore the heavenly realm led to an ultimate war between
Heaven and Earth, until one whole section of Heaven crashed down
and destroyed all of Asia and Europe?
What if Earth
ended up under the control of a new evil species, while the original
human beings were reduced to slavery -- or worse?
This is the
kind of world that Ferren has been born into. Only he doesn't yet
know it . .
Ferren and his
tribe, the People, live in the Sydney basin not far from Campbelltown.
But the Sydney metropolis has been destroyed, so that only a few
ruins remain. Large areas have been taken over by grassland, forest,
ferns and lantana.
Other areas are
strangely artificial, modified by the Humen in the course of the
Millenial War. There are incandescent hills, deep echoing wells,
carved giant steps, cliffs clamped in metal bands, a valley of blood-red
greatest battles have taken place on other continents, but now Australia
is becoming the focus of the War. The mightiest of all Humen Camps
is not far from where Ferren lives, a fortified military-industrial
site known as the Bankstown Complex. Another force is building up
under Doctor Saniette in the North-West of Western Australia.
War has also made huge changes in the geography of the world as
a whole. A map shows the geographical changes.
A timeline details the main historical
events of the War over the thousand years following our own 21st