by John Twelve Hawks Golden City
In a near future world frighteningly similar to our own two shadowy organisations fight each other over the fate of mankind. The Brethren are dedicated to control through fear, manipulation and constant surveillance, The Travellers and their diverse followers believe in human potential, freedom and choice. Each side seek allies and information on other planes of existence through the activities of brothers Michael and Gabriel who have the ability to leave their bodies at will to travel along well worn paths to worlds out of myth. Now Michael is becoming frustrated at the pace of which his organisation is gaining control over the minds of millions. Convincing the higher echelons of The Brethren that he has the answer to the problems of accelerating control he causes a series of events across the world designed to generate fear and panic. When the time is right they will come out of the shadows to offer their solution to all our fears – a global surveillance system designed to keep us safe. The few remaining travellers know that this is an opportunity to strike back – but can such a diverse group pull together and co-ordinate a global response of its own? Only Gabriel can provide the impetus but his abandoned body lies awaiting the return of his travelling spirit which might very well be trapped in Hell itself.