Strix and his friends live in a world where everything is controlled by the State. His job as a librarian was assigned to him due to his 'thought-patterning', recorded during his time at school. But just because you are young doesn't mean that you can't change the world and so they form a dissident group to subvert the status quo.
In an unrelenting story of courage and terror, the group use their gifts as artists and coders to gain insight into the State machine and are shocked to see a different reality open up before them; the 'vision space', where they are confronted by bestial demons at the Gates of Hell and a colony of Vampire Priests who belong to the Cult of the Holy Blood, in Bristol Cathedral.
But while the group are watching the vision space, the State Security Services are watching Strix.
Brilliant super natural political horror story
This super natural political horror is a brilliant read. With really well written characters and a fantastic story line. If you enjoy Orwell’s 1984 or the genre mashing work of China Mieville then I would highly recommend this book to you.