This is a pure fiction novel based on a very vivid and lucid dream that I experienced in early 2009. It was a dream (or perhaps nightmare vision) from my subconscious which envisaged a World War Four (IV) scenario in the first decade of the 22nd Century. In my dream I saw only three major powers. The Eastern Empire. The Western (Catholic Empire). And a third force called the Cartels grouped into a Northern and Southern faction. The entire planet Earth was the battleground. This Fourth World War started around AD 2030 after a thermonuclear and catastrophic Third World War from 2017 to 2023. All the 196 or so nations were wiped out and the world's population reduced from close to 7.5 Billion to only 600 million. The Western Empire was formed by survivors falling back on their religious faith, which I dreamt was primarily Catholicism. The rest of the world was non-Christian including the loose amalgamation of warlords called the Northern and Southern Cartel. The Western Catholic Empire was ruled by a self-styled Vice Cardinal. His Clergy were in revolt during the first decade of the 22nd Century. However, he was a secular as well as an ecclesiastical leader and the Army and the Imperium still supported his government. The Clergy leaders, Bishops and Prelates, had their own vast private armies or Militias. Civil War was about to commence at a time when the seven Western Armies still loyal to the Vice Cardinal were losing the Fourth World War all around the globe from Europe to Asia to the Pacific. This work of fiction took 5 years to write and is approximately 557,900 words in length. It is just one vision of one person from one dream as to one possible scenario for a world at the brink of annihilation amongst countless other visions and possibilities of the future to come. It is not a heart-warming vision but a harrowing tale of terror, fanaticism, pathogenic psychological madness and brutal conspiratorial plots to achieve factional and individual supreme power at any cost, regardless of the ultimate consequences for mankind and the already devastated and irradiated environment in a world where technology has regressed almost to a standstill and which has been polluted by a Nuclear Winter has predicted by Professor Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University.
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A Vast and intricate novel which is the same length approximately as 'War and Peace' by Leo Tolstoy, set in 22nd Century where the Earth is divided into only two Super Powers, the East and the Catholic West. Riveting action and a lot of detail on strategy, religion and politics of the future. Amazing depth of character development and story arc that stretches for 558,000 words. A massive and impressive Tome. Highly recommended for readers who like long, complex novels.