“What did I really see in the trenches?”
“Were those angels?”
“Who am I?”
The answers, when they come, challenge everything he has ever believed to be true.
When Arthur Machen's "The Bowmen" was published in 1915, many English readers believed his tale of heavenly archers defeating the advancing German troops of WWI to be true. Here, Tim Lebbon & Simon Clark pay homage to Machen with their novella Exorcising Angels, set against the backdrop of The Blitz of WWII, when (in the words of the Bishop of London) all of Great Britain needed to pray a "plea to the Heavenly Father for divine protection against these Swastikad angels of Death."
Next #6: Half Life
The thrilling conclusion to the bestselling NEXT series.
After a post-apocalyptic showdown with a race of advanced mutants, Rachel Wheeler has lost everyone she loves in a hostile, contaminated land.
A half-mutant herself, she searches for the few remaining survivors with a dream of building a new civilization. But the survivors reject her strangeness, and the mutants don't trust her loyalties. Meanwhile, control of the world’s nuclear arsenal hangs in the balance as both sides pursue extermination.
Rachel is torn between two mighty forces, but she might be the key to altering a terrible, ruthless verdict that will destroy them all.
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NEXT #4: DIRECTIVE 17
In a contaminated wasteland, Rachel Wheeler and an intelligent mutant baby find shelter in a silver city where neither belongs.
As the dwindling human race desperately fights to survive, they’re forced to adapt to the mutant technology and the new race that threatens them with extinction. But the hostile environment poses other threats as well—strange creatures and giant predators roam the wilderness, fueled by the mysterious radiation leaking from the advanced cities.
Rachel’s friends come to the rescue, but they discover she’s crossed a border from which no human ever returns. But something else might…
Look for NEXT #5: CRUCIBLE.
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