Two men are pulled from their places in time and discarded in a strange future, where sand abounds and sorrow is universal, and here they exercise supernatural talents to shape a dying world. One gives birth to empire, exploiting the remnants of the human race as brick and mortar to realize ambitions from centuries past. The other corrals what life remains in an attempt to drive back the sand and build a kingdom of green, repurposing the desperation of his fellow human beings to recreate the Earth he once knew. These visions, lofty and indomitable both, prove incompatible. Bring Clouds to the Kingdom is the author's most unorthodox work to date, sharing his love of the natural world in a narrative both bizarre and disquieting. Zack Metcalfe is an environmental journalist and author working out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.