Winner of ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award in Science Fiction.
Mark McClelland studied
Computer Science and Creative Writing at the University of Michigan's
Residential College, where he won a Hopwood Award for poetry. After
graduating in 1994, he promptly sold his soul to his software career,
and is now writing to win it back. He writes in search of truths
that defy simple, direct expression, and publishes to share his
discoveries with others. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Nancy, and
two cats, and is currently working on a follow-up to Upload and a children's story featuring a fox
named Cyril Frolix. He also writes poetry for his wife, sole member of
the highly exclusive Poem-of-the-Month Club.
Years have passed since humanity’s destruction emerged from the Breach.
Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape.
As each day passes the world tumbles further into depravity, bent and twisted by the new order, corrupted by the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde.
His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver the only weapon that may make a difference in the ongoing war.
What little hope remains is dying. Abandoned by its leader, The Seven, and its heroes, The Seraph Knights, the last defences of a once great civilisation are crumbling into dust.
But the Shining City is far away and the world is a very dangerous place.