Cade, a young warrior-priest, takes a wild, post-apocalyptic road-trip through the ruins of our modern world, and a journey from naive idealism into the deeper complexities of love and morality. A band of companions joins him, and their growing intimacy make the powers of Cade's military-grade brain implant more unpredictable and dangerous, and their enemies even more determined to hunt them down More
A parable for our technological era? Or an apocalyptic road-trip of mayhem, sex, love, and martial arts?
As a young warrior-priest in an idyllic mountain monastery, Cade longs to possess the technological miracles of his superiors. After all, who wouldn't want the power to read thoughts, dodge bullets, and remotely Connect to any mind on the planet?
When he gains these abilities, he uses them as any teenager would: he wreaks havoc. He flees from the consequences and begins a lonely and dangerous life in the city, protected only by the powers of a dead man's brain implant. Addiction and depression make him an easy target for those envious of his abilities.
A band of strange companions is drawn to him, each made an outcast by their own bizarre desires and fantasies. Their differences are an explosive mix, only partially restrained by their growing intimacy. As they draw closer, Cade's abilities become more unpredictable and dangerous. He will need to tap their deepest secrets as an unfolding conspiracy is turning friends to enemies, and enemies into something horrific.
on June 13, 2011 :
A great concept and impressively executed. I really liked how it wove together a multitude of concepts without bogging down a well flowing story.
I'll be looking out for the sequel if we are ever that lucky.
(review of free book)
on Feb. 6, 2011 :
Excellent book that I highly enjoyed reading. Combines sci-fi and fantasy with some unique ideas about the human mind and the possibilities of a deep universal connection.
My favourite parts of the book related to the descriptions of 'The Connection'. How it feels and how it is experienced by the characters.