Born After Midnight, The Rise of The Clones
In Lower World, Jelan was a rising star until Leanna, a beautiful Clone, came along and turned his world upside down.
Accused of being a Clone sympathizer and on the run from Anic, he suddenly found himself lost in forbidden caverns and uncovering terrible secrets hidden away for centuries.
When there was nowhere else to hide, Jelan had nowhere to go but up.
And that place did not exist... More
In the last post-apocalyptic city built under the sea, those in power tell Citizens that life is good. They tell them that long ago, the Builders created a safe place for them where they would never have to suffer disease, hunger, disorder or the uncertainty of a random life, a utopia.
Every Citizen knew exactly what qualities they were enhanced for at birth and on exactly what date they would pass in death. In between, their only goal in life was to do exactly the right things in exactly the right ways to gain status and prestige. To be envied by others in Lower World was everything.
Jelan was a rising star. By age 27, he was well on his way to a seat on the Council of Light and people lowered their eyes at his approach. It was wonderful. He was sure he knew the answers to all of life's questions. Until, of course, Leanna, a unique and beautiful Clone, came along and turned his world upside down.
He soon found himself accused of being a Clone sympathizer and a fugitive on the run from Anic and his Security Forces. Instead of displaying his status, he now found himself lost in forbidden caverns and uncovering secrets hidden away for centuries. When there was nowhere else to hide, Jelan had nowhere to go but up.
And that place did not exist... or at least that's what Lower World had been told for 400 years.
From the Author:
Due to much feedback (both good and bad) and reader confusion, I wanted to take a minute to note that Born After Midnight, The Rise of the Clones should be read less as a mainstream Science Fiction story and more as a political commentary on the state of our modern American society. The book was intended to show how those in power manipulate and shape our ideas using fear and misinformation. How they pit the masses against the one another and how they make us believe the insignificant is important and the valuable is worthless.
The names of some characters are scrambles of actual names that when deciphered, make their motivations and characters clear. For example, Anic and Bael are really names from the Biblical Cain and Able. Tanas is Satan. When Tanas and his evil are gone, Anic loses the ability to control Lower World. Patrice represents humanity within the ordinary person, humanity that may be lost for some time but always finds a way back. Crease is the ability of man to rise above one's purpose. Qeteoh represents the truth that when destroyed, allows the Anic's of the world free reign. Enlightenment is our American media used by those in power to control us with fear and misinformation. Jelan is the typical American conditioned and manipulated to believe there is no other viable society past our own Pop culture nonsense.
With these examples in mind, I'm sure you will discover many more throughout the book. Each chapter highlights an aspect of our contemporary society or some false belief we hold as true that is completely ridiculous.
I hope you enjoy the book.