Tuesday, September 02, 2008
The Afterblight Chronicles: Arrowhead
By Paul Kane
In a Post-Apocalyptic Future a Legend is Reborn.
In the years following The Cull England has reverted back to the Middle Ages, ripe for invasion by the Frenchman De Falaise and his group of mercenaries. They enter through the Channel Tunnel and work their way up the country. Ex-policeman Robert Stokes lost everything to the virus that ravaged these isles. Along with his wife and his son, it took Robert's whole reason for living. Retreating into the woods and forests near Nottingham, he has become a hunter, living off the land and avoiding any form of human contact until now. Pockets of survivors are now attempting to build up small communities.
But when De Falaise arrives at Nottingham, proclaiming himself the new ‘Sheriff’, Robert finds himself drawn reluctantly into the fight, using the famous legend of a Hooded Man as his guide.
Part of Abaddon’s Afterblight Chronicles (The Culled, Kill or Cure, School’s Out, Dawn Over Doomsday) this exciting new adventure, combining the best in action, heroism and SF, comes from multiple British Fantasy Award nominee Paul Kane, author of The Lazarus Condition and 'Dead Time', the story upon which Lionsgate/NBC’s Fear Itself episode ‘New Year’s Day’ was based (adpated by Steve '30 Days of Night' Niles and directed by Darren 'SAW II-IV' Bousman).