On this parallel Earth the Soviet Union never fell, and the hardline communists took over in 1991 to continue the Cold War. The planet has become a grim, conservative place; dominated by religious zealots and teetering on the verge of nuclear war. In the city of Sydney, the streets are ruled by devil-worshipping gangs and terrorised by serial killers.
One morning, gay teenager Joey Lombard discovers a strange vagrant youth named Daniel sleeping in his garage. He befriends this quiet, introverted boy who seems to have lost his memory.
Meanwhile, an ancient being named Aktherion, exiled for diabolic crimes, detects the arrival of an extremely powerful and unholy force. Determined to achieve salvation, Aktheron unites five young adults and grants them the powers they will need to defeat the invader. Their leader is Arnie Selwyn, but Aktheron calls him the Daybringer.
Daniel Sheridan wants only to discover the truth about himself. However, a priest tells him that he is possessed by the devil, and if his memory is ever restored Satan will rise claim him. Daniel is horrified by the thought and struggles to be a good person. Unfortunately he has strange, dark powers and appetites that threaten to pull him from the path he has chosen.
Arnie and his companions have their own problems. They must set aside their differences and unite before they can hope to defeat their foe.
The Nightbringer's coming has been foretold by dark prophets and is eagerly awaited by the city's cultists. They believe he is coming to destroy the world and bring them their unholy salvation.
About the Author
Ethan Somerville is a prolific Australian author with over 20 books published, and many more to come. These novels cover many different genres, including romance, historical, children's and young adult fiction. However Ethan's favourite genres have always been science fiction and fantasy. Ethan has also collaborated with other Australian authors and artists, including Max Kenny, Emma Daniels, Anthony Newton, Colin Forest, Tanya Nicholls and Carter Rydyr.