Welcome to the City of Hell…
There is no god, no angels, no redemption. There is no hope, only suffering. The great Ant-headed Old-One has risen and brought hell to earth. The land is scorched and the human race decimated, eaten or tortured. Only three cities remain, a crumbled dying version of their former selves: London, Moscow and Hong Kong. The Old-One’s own City of Hell dominates most of North America. Its diabolical influence has turned ordinary citizens into torturers, debased slaves, lunatics and zealots.
With an eruption at Yellowstone, the likes of which humanity had never seen before, The Old-One tore apart the land, and ascended to rule, aided by its faithful army of acolytes. From the core of the earth it crawled up on to the land, spreading disease and insanity to all corners of the globe. (written by Colin Barnes)
And yet, a 15 year old girl survives…
She lost her mother in a brundlefly attack 8 months ago, after her father never came home from a Hu’ meeting with the neighborhood survivors. Finding refuge with her brother in the London underground, she struggles through the soldier ant attacks, the violence and death surrounding them, without food and little shelter. Every day, the Bébittes take more lives, and when her brother is eaten by a hungry flock of centipedes, there’s nowhere left to run, no place to hide.
Meet Jory, 15 years old with a death wish to burn London in her wake.
The City of Hell Chronicles tell the tales of survival, death and debauchery. Coming out December 2011
September 12th, 2011 at 2:35 pm
Yay! Can’t wait to read more about Jory, Anne. My City of Hell story also takes place in London. Maybe Jory and Hope know each other. 😉
September 12th, 2011 at 3:13 pm
Yes, that’d be cool!
September 14th, 2011 at 3:57 pm
Wow, this sounds incredible. Apocalyptic horror at its best. Thanks for the heads up about this book, Anne!
September 14th, 2011 at 4:19 pm
It’ll be pretty hard to stop me from advertising it over and over as we get nearer to the launch date. Thanks, Anita:)
September 14th, 2011 at 7:55 pm
A W E S O M E. Soooo looking forward to all these twisted tales, you do this sort of thing so well, and that is a compliment! 🙂
September 14th, 2011 at 8:07 pm
Thanks Tams, it so IS a compliment – I do love twisted and dark…
September 15th, 2011 at 10:36 am
Bugs. Gross. Don’t know if I can read this… but I want to. Kind of like that feeling you get just as you step onto a rollercoaster.
September 15th, 2011 at 10:44 am
Oh, I’ll go super gross in this one – lotsa gore, creepy crawlers, dirty undergrounds and bad smells, too:)
September 15th, 2011 at 12:25 pm
It looks like you are all onto a good thing with the City of Hell Chronicles. I love the way it’s being released just before Christmas too… A deliberate alternative to all the happiness and Hollywood cheer? 😉
September 15th, 2011 at 2:01 pm
Yes. We want to bring doom and gloom on the Holiday season. Nothing passes by you, Terrible James:)
September 16th, 2011 at 5:51 am
Oh wow, I love the way that you worked some classic Sci-Fi into this, its so expressive being able to use Brundlefly as a being that was human and transformed (or should that Entomised?) (Wonders if I should copyright that word. LOL)
September 16th, 2011 at 7:20 am
Gareth – will you review the antho for us, come December? Please say yes:)