Youth should never be blessed--or cursed, really--with so much power as he had. A situation made even worse by the sheer torment, utter loss, deep betrayal, and unrequited love that each played their role. Regret and misery were perhaps inevitable. But the tragedy that resulted was unbelievably cruel...
Five years ago, when Caythis raced to Andar City, one of only four that still existed, he wanted badly to save mankind from a second apocalypse. There had been enough suffering the first time the world ended, surely it need not end again.
And there, at the ruins of Andar he made his stand against the enemy of the world himself. Antares. Monster and destroyer. But before that, he'd been like a brother to Caythis. But no love between them remained when they clashed on that day, fighting for the fate of the world's remains.
But then something strange happened. Both Caythis and Antares disappeared. Never seen again. Not even their bodies were found.
Five years later, a vigilante and special investigator named Zero is perilously close to uncovering the full truth of what really happened. And in so doing, makes himself a threat to powers far beyond his imagining. And he soon learns the harsh consequences, and extraordinary lengths, some will go to keep those truths hidden. And he must navigate webs of lies mixed with truths, all while treading lightly, and wondering whether some things are better kept secret.
|Richard L. Sanders
About the Author
Richard is 35 years old (and holding) and is a Salt Lake City native where he currently lives. To his friends, he's an annoyingly persistent optimist and a romantic at heart (despite his first marriage ending in divorce and his more recent engagement also ending in 2021). Richard is an attorney admitted to all Utah state and federal courts, but he primarily works as an investigator for the Utah government. He began publishing in 2011 while a first-year law student and was very prolific with nine publications including eight novels within five years. In 2016 he took a hiatus from writing, in response to emergent and challenging life circumstances that lasted until 2019. Richard spent these years focused on family, personal growth, and pro bono legal causes, and battling his own personal demons. He is excited by his return to the publishing world with several titles planned for release in 2022. In his spare time, he's an avid motorcyclist, competition swimmer, amateur skier, and category A chess player. (Up for a game? 1. e4 ...)
His official website is www.blackoceanbooks.com