Following Journey Into the Flame—“a spiritual adventure of the first order” (New York Times bestselling author Felix Palma)—comes the second part in a post-apocalyptic trilogy about a set of ancient books that hold the key to humanity’s survival.
In 2030, after the Great Disruption brought humanity to the brink of a second dark age, the Chronicles of Satraya were discovered, restoring hope in the world. But the secret powers in their pages remained largely unknown.
There were some, however, who understood them. The Reges Hominum, the Kings of Men, a clandestine group influencing history from the shadows, sought to use their hidden gifts to regain world control. But their plans were foiled by an unlikely group: Alain Perrot, an eccentric old man and former member of the Council of Satraya; Special Agent Valerie Perrot, his daughter; and Logan Ford, a young painter who discovered he was the son of one of the Chronicles’ original finders, long since murdered in an effort to protect them.
Soon, seemingly unrelated global events pull Logan and his allies into another contest with those enemies determined to bring a rising world back down. The earth’s still-recovering energy supply is put at risk. Illnesses spread. Earthquakes without epicenters shatter the land. And the only things holding the world together are the Chronicles, connected to a series of scattered, hidden mirrors around the globe.
With T.R. Williams’s trademark excitement, mystery, magic, and deep wisdom, the second book in the Rising World trilogy ensures that you will never look at your reflection the same way again.
Williams continues the postapocalyptic Rising World trilogy (following Journey into the Flame) with a race to save the world once again. The Great Disruption a massive solar storm and subsequent axis tilt took place in the year 2027, and its aftereffects are still being felt worldwide decades later. With the Chronicles of Satraya to guide them, the few survivors have been able to pull out of chaos and normalize most societies, but with time comes forgetfulness and carelessness. Now the Reges Hominum plot to corner the market on the world's energy supply, and it's up to the members of the Council of Satraya to set the balance right. Routine plotting and superficial characterization abound, and the jumble of New Age empowerment, Mayan and Egyptian religious practices, pyramid power, and world-dominating secret societies feels more like 1970 than 2070.