M.R. Darling was born on the eastern seaboard of Canada, moving to the lush mountain air of Calgary in 2006. With a background in music, and creating short, interesting stories, it was a natural inclination to move on to longer prose. Writing a lot of condensed fiction over the years, along with a few aborted attempts at a full length novel, 2016 was the year to push it across the finish line. Requiring ten months to write, A Blue Horizon begins the Ashrealm series and his fulfillment of an aspiration, decades in the making.
A plague strikes a city, slowly turning everything to ash. Orchid, a covert military organization with governmental ties, is called in to investigate. Two destroyed trains and missing passengers point towards a terrorist attack and a new biological weapon but a lone survivor knows the truth.