The first novel in a spellbinding series about a proletarian revolution in the twenty-first century. Fifteen years ago, revolution swept across Europe. In Britain, Valeri Kovalenko’s mother and father died taking part, their revolution failing, but their deaths not to be in vain. Now, Valeri and the prolateriat of Britain face a crisis worse than anyone before them, with the rich freely looting and plundering the country’s wealth while the people live under the oppression of unemployment, violence, and death. But not all is lost. Pushed to the brink of starvation, Valeri finally realizes what must be done.
In the working-class parts of London, there’s revolution in the offing again. After living for their whole lives in a world of poverty and despair, men like Valeri have been pushed until they have only one choice: rise!
Part future history, part warning on the folly of our times, Apocalypse Rising foretells a spectacular war not only on the battlefields of some foreign county but in the streets of our own cities, through crisis, terror, and a cataclysmic devastation the likes of which the world has never seen. Equal parts prophecy and premise, Apocalypse Rising is the first in a trilogy of novels about a working class revolution to come.