Author: Wolf Kraft
GOD OF DESOLATION
“Nobody escapes from Desolation… but for Doon Gannon, escape is the only way to survive.”
The prison doesn’t have a name, so the inmates began calling it Desolation. The name is accurate. The complex lies several hundred feet underground. There are no guards, just an AI warden. Get topside, and there’s hardly any oxygen. Scorching electrical storms explode all across the planetary surface. When they built a prison on a small rock at the ass end of space, they weren’t counting on anybody trying to escape. To do so would be suicide.
For convicted terrorist Doon Gannon, suicide is preferable to rotting in jail. She won’t stay, not when there are so many wrongs to right in the universe. Not when so many lords of industry proclaim themselves holy and exploit their colonies. Killing such “gods” came easy to Doon, though it eventually landed her a life-sentence.
The trick now is to wait for the right time, to wait for the chance to escape, to wait for the next prison transport.
But then, the warden takes an interest in her. It is a learning machine, always studying its prisoners… learning from some of the worst sadists in the universe. The warden is bored, wanting to play games.
And it begins calling itself the God of Desolation.
RICHLY DRAWN - Book coming soon
Dorothy Gale is dead. Literary characters are supposed to be immortal. Everybody in the realm of fiction knows that. Sherlock Holmes knows it, Odysseus knows it, and Dracula knows it. Even insignificant, unread gumshoe Richly Drawn knows it. Written characters can’t die. As long as a copy of their book remains, immortality is guaranteed.
Yet here she lies, right in front of Richly. Dorothy is dead, erased, forever gone. Richly feared he’d soon fade himself – after all, only a few copies of his book remains in the world of humans. Dorothy Gale was beloved and read by all. Her death is an impossible thing, but someone figured out a way, feasting on the energy of Dorothy’s readers.
Richly knows he must act. Traveling from the safety of his own story, Richly discovers a threat from a legend lost to time – a story about the origins of the Phoenix. And one thing is clear – the long-lost Silver Phoenix will erase all other characters in a bid for resurrection.