It is Year 4,999 of the 5,000 Year Plan. Serpentar, the Yark Lord, Master of Tenebria, has conquered most of the world, captured the whole White Committee, and is readying a mighty army to seize the land of Merriador, the last Free Realm.
About the Author
Born in 1952, author-illustrator Mark E. Rogers is best known for the Samurai Cat books: The Adventures of Samurai Cat, More Adventures of Samurai Cat, Samurai Cat in the Real World, The Sword of Samurai Cat, and Samurai Cat Goes to the Movies. The sixth and final installment in the series, Samurai Cat Goes to Hell, was recently published by TOR. His other books include The Dead, Zorachus, The Nightmare of God, The Expected One, The Devouring Void, and The Riddled Man. One of his novellas, The Runestone, was made into a movie; and The Dead is presently under development as a feature film-with a screenplay by Mark-at KNB-EFX. Mark's work has been adapted by Marvel comics, and has appeared on the cover of Cricket Magazine; he's published three art portfolios, and a collection of his pin-up paintings, Nothing But A Smile, is due in mid-2000 from Xenophile Books. Mark lives in Newark, Delaware, with his wife Kate-a philosophy professor at the U of D-and their four lovely kids, Sophie, Jeannie, Patrick, and Nick.