Well researched and referenced, this collection of seven biographies recounts some of the great and ordinary lives lived in the 23rd and 24th centuries; as outlining some of the people who, in each of their own and unique way, helped shape the peace and prosperity that the new world enjoys to this day.
The first biography is that of the forever great and globally revered icon, Makali Defaru - the one man who enabled the ending of the war of all wars so as to oversee the creation of the New World Charter. Here we can learn once again of some of the key moments and individuals that influenced his life and deeds and of how his legacy continues to affect our modern world. We learn also of his ‘miracles’ - those acts of which still lead to questions about his possible divine and prophetic status.
The other lesser known yet still real and evidenced individuals include the two wind farmers Sergio and Maria Castella, and how their son’s gambling addiction led to their dilemma of choosing between their sincerely held vows as incorruptible energy farmers, or cashing in on the elicit find of an unknown oil well.
We also learn of the new world soldier Alan White and his comrade in arms Robert ‘Robbo’ Robertson; two decorated and well-documented soldiers of the legendary Blackheart regiment who, after being resigned to the less exciting world of New World Army administration, both decide to push for glory once more: to fight other likeminded New World soldiers to the death so as to raise the much-prized Odervick medal between them.
Another perhaps more recognised individual from the 24th century is Zhou Lei, otherwise known as ‘20 Stabs Tiger’, and at one time the most notorious and feared gangster of all New Shanghai, though only for him to find redemption so as to spend the rest of his imprisoned life as a Baptist minister, as attracting huge crowds with his calls for the importance of forgiveness.
Probably much less known (although all having long records) are the three juvenile delinquents Michael Fitzpatrick, Candice Alba and Joel Hatcher, of who, under the manipulative, near psychotic control of Fitzpatrick, ran a stick up outfit only for all three to be turned around by the new world justice system, and whereby Fitzpatrick himself had a surprise for their old teacher – she who had unwittingly put the three misfits together in the first place.
The biography of the new world investment banker James Fennel, as working for the Waters and Waters investment firm in the second half of the 2300s, tells the remarkable story of how a chance encounter with the then house cleaner Hilda Jones led to a reversal of fortunes for the Waters and Waters firm, and made Hilda Jones a very wealthy woman and noted philanthropist.
The final biography is that of the alleged Nakagawa assassin Gia Rios, the wife of the then leader of the New Castellan government during the mid-2300s, and who, as per her possible connection with that most clandestine of new world organizations, gave the ultimate sacrifice so as to avert her nation’s descent into bloody civil war.
The New World Architect thus brings to life just a few of the people that shaped our world before us so that we may continue to exist in our peaceful and prosperous times.