Maelstrom’s Edge: Faith and Sacrifice
I have been working as co-lead writer on the new miniatures game Maelstrom’s Edge since 2011. Maelstrom’s Edge will be launching later in 2015, including the publication of two novels, Faith and Sacrifice, that I have cowritten with Stephen Gaskell.
Faith and Sacrifice are books one and two of the Battle for Zycanthus series and are available now on Amazon Kindle.
In the far future, a golden age of exploration and progress has been shattered. Humanity and alien alike are on the very edge of annihilation.
A gigantic apocalyptic explosion of dark energy known as the Maelstrom is rapidly expanding out from the heart of the galaxy, destroying everything it touches. As worlds and stars on the Maelstrom’s Edge are obliterated, those who have the means flee towards deep space, while those left behind fight for the chance to escape.
In Faith, conflict and conspiracy grows as the Maelstrom nears the doomed world of Zycanthus.
Sheriff Kyle Wynn is one of many living in the shadow of the Maelstrom. When his desert patrol is ambushed by strange warrior cultists, Wynn realises that there are other forces at play on Zycanthus besides the corporate interests of his Epirian Foundation bosses.
Zafah is a missionary from the Karist Enclave. The Enclave see the Maelstrom as a chance to ascend to a wondrous higher plane of being, but Zafah’s mission to save the people of Zycanthus is threatened by the world’s heavy-handed security enforcers–and her own conscience.
Wynn is convinced that the Karists are a threat to his family and Zycanthus. Can he uncover the intentions of the Karists before it’s too late, or will Zafah’s secretive organisation succeed in their mysterious aims?
Iridescence and Light
A slipstream, magical realism novel set in Bristol. After a meteor storm a group of people find that by touching the fallen stone they move into a half-world where emotions become colours and moods can be changed.
A near-future science fiction novel in a world changed by climate change and peak resources. When his home and school are flooded, young Ryan is sent across the Atlantic to his father, who works in Open City, an open source research city in the Mojave desert.