Contact: The Mason Chronicles, Part 1

Richard Jones
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"No one knew what had happened to the world Before. 
Or why. 
Or how. 
Only that what had been Before was now gone and all that was left was After. 

Of course, none of that was Mason's concern at this moment. His concern was that of making contact." 

Mason never asked to become a paladin of the apocalypse but someone or something has chosen that for him. He would sooner find his own way through the wasted world known only as After. Despite his desires he cannot ignore the demand that drives him to each new ‘Contact’. He does not understand the demand, or how the Contacts know what their tasks are and what needs to be done. At some point, long ago, he stopped questioning it because each time he learns that he is being led to correct the wrongs of the world of After.  Sometimes in little ways, and sometimes in ways beyond his understanding.

He is joined in his quests by C’er, a man torn between the Now, and his sight of things to come. Known as a prophet, C’er seeks refuge in the effect that Mason has on his visions.  Mason and C’er are joined by Tank, a mutated giant whose affinity for Tek is crippled by his child like intellect, and Diana, a girl on the cusp of womanhood with an uncanny ability with weapons of all types.

Together they face a horde from beyond the Burning Wastes led the charismatic and mysterious Dathan. These Brothers are not like other raiders who plague the world of After. Dathan has a choice for all those who stand against him: Join him and burn away the desolation of the world so it can be rebuilt anew, or burn with it.  

The Mason Chronicles is a fantastic post-apocalyptic adventure set in a richly dark world. It is a character driven story that follows a set of unlikely heroes as they set out to turn back the continuing desolation of their world.

Now with a Preview of Part 2! 

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About the author

Rich Jones lives with his family in the north eastern United States. He has worked in the Healthcare and Information Technology fields for many years. His interests run to reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, Rock and Heavy Metal music, practicing Martial Arts and technology in general. He has only just started to publish the writing that he has been doing as a hobby of years.

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Richard Jones
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Jun 12, 2013
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Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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Robert R. McCammon
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