About the Book
Hanyma, a spirited young woman from the remote village of Kepler, is at a crossroads in her life. She wants to explore the unfamiliar, wide-open country outside her croft. But rumblings of dark, inexorable forces terrorizing the sparsely-populated continent dampen her aspirations.
That was before devastation gripped her. Now, driven by a wandering quest for vengeance, the headstrong survivalist struggles to combat a roving band of vicious marauders while simultaneously trying to comprehend all the strange phenomena discovered amidst ruins of technologically-advanced precursors.
Before long, Hanyma is thrust into circumstances beyond her ability to control, and she must team with an unlikely ally from a far-gone past who is determined to complete a mission of global importance. Whether that mission succeeds or not may well depend on the callow wayfarer from Kepler. Can Hanyma put aside her bloodlust when the fate of humanity beckons? Will it matter when pitted against the crushing weight of a powerful, inscrutable enemy?
About the Author
Malcolm’s interests are diverse: Working with information technologies, pursuing a second degree in applied geography, and delving into character-driven stories. The multifaceted life experiences of this science fiction aficionado are evident in the stories he writes, where balancing the hard and the soft sides of the genre are of high importance.
His first published novel, “Waves of Reprisal”, is hopefully the first of many to come. Indeed, ideas for both stand-alone and series science fiction have gestated inside his consciousness for many years. It’s time to let fingers crystallize those ideas.