A little country surrounded by the Wall everyone knows is insurmountable. But the boy who refuses to be king vows to pass over it.
Young as he is, Adam understands that being king would shackle him more tightly than being the lowest slave.
He watches birds and clouds pass by overhead as if this land surrounded by an impassable Wall is less than nothing.
What is out there — the destroying chaos they warn him about, or mysteries beyond his imagination?
He runs away from kingship, and, though political potentates seek him out, he seeks the imposing shadowy presence of that final brambled cliff of masonry.
This is the first volume in the monumental series of seven novels, “The Seven Last Days”.
Gimel. Ur. Suoche. An unnameable desert. Shambhala. Xanadu.
A boy enters manhood while exploring the world – and finally finds home among a frightening, humble people.
Given the wild gift of scrying, Adam is subjugated to a mad emperor and slavers, meets the Prince of the Upper Air, runs from the Assassin’s Guild, gets lost in an impassable desert, is overwhelmed by the maddening magic of the East, and finally finds his place among a people literally in the middle of nowhere.
Yet even there the rising tide of, ahem, civilization – of war and commercialism and rampant greed – threatens to inundate him and his adopted people.
This is the second volume in the monumental series of seven novels, “The Seven Last Days”.
The War to End All Wars, except it is draining humanity. And the city has spiritually died. A sculptor comes home from war and dares to create a living sculpture that might yet restore hope to humanity.
The city has no hope, no dreams, no vision. But Albion is inspired by the glimpsing visions he receives of the actress Argent de Resznay. But then she disappears and in her memory he begins to sculpt her back into reality.
The government, meanwhile, prepares a device that will shut down the unconscious mind – and with it not only all resistance to authority, but any vestige of the creative spirit in humanity.
The sculpted reality of Argent may be the Goddess Who can stop this, or it may be another tool in the hands of totalitarianism.
This is the third volume in the monumental series of seven novels, “The Seven Last Days”.
In a world all but destroyed by nuclear war and mind-controlling governments, a living corpse with the power to heal sets out to die on a cross.
Across a landscape blasted by war, littered with still-crawling body parts and computer-driven fighting machines that continue to fire at random, a former soldier wanders, not really alive and not really dead, finding he has the unwanted power to heal.
Accompanied by his dozen despicably loathesome disciples, companioned first by Sister Clare the young mother abbess, and then by Sappho the beautiful violet-haired poet, John Boanerges seeks his own death on a cross.
This is the fourth volume in the monumental series of seven novels, “The Seven Last Days”.
The fabric of time and space have been ripped apart by humanity. But nobody seems to care; everyone is involved in the latest fad, an illegal pastime called The Game. Legend speaks of the Unknown King, who will supposedly come to set things right, but time, literally, is running out.
With reality falling apart at the seams, things come into existence without antecedent cause, or wink out of existence for no apparent reason. Clocks start running backwards. Time freezes in some places, and to enter these timeswamps is to live a horrible eternity. A false god has become real and has set out to pull the universe apart. And some enemy that may or may not be real is pulling humanity down.
Only the Unknown King can halt the destruction of literally everything, but nobody has come forward claiming to be him. Least of all someone like Arjuna, down on his luck and playing The Game to pass the time.
The Sun is sputtering and guttering with only a pallid reddish light. Dark night has nearly completed its victory over day. What few human beings are left cower in a last village awaiting the eventual death of the world.
Two Hunters struggle for supremacy over a female of a nonhuman race.
A noah builds a sailing ship to escape to the stars in an attempt to evade the end of the Universe.
And then a miracle; no one remembers the last time a child has been born, but here is one, a girl. She is beautiful, but strange, given to dancing weird rituals beneath the Moon and painting self-portraits in the nude. One of the two Hunters, Adam Winter, dares to confront her with his love, with disastrous consequences.
The other Hunter, Ikaros, consumed with rage, teams up with a noah to build an Ark — and it sails into space seeking a new world where humanity might yet live. But there is no miracle for Ikaros; again and again they come back to the same tired world and its darkening Sun.
The last human being on Earth, watching the Universe shrink ever smaller around him, witnesses the end of existence, and learns whether there will be another.
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