The IX Genesis
So many of the fans who enjoyed the IX Series asked for a prequel, that I was obliged to respond. And I’m glad I did. As I mentioned last time out, IX Genesis is a story about the origins of the Horde, their expansion, and the impact that has on the people of Arden.
Here’s the back-story:
Arden, birthplace of a people who have mastered the secrets of arcane, reality-bending technology, and home to a civilization that now spans more than thirty planets throughout an entire quadrant of the galaxy. They are wise and understanding. Majestic in vision. Powerful beyond compare. And intent on extending their benevolent influence throughout the stars. . .
Until the fateful day their thirst for knowledge leads them to push too far, too quickly. In doing so, they open a door into the antiverse, a realm where the very nature of existence is an anathema to life. An antithesis to all that is good. Evil. And that evil is sentient, as highly contagious as it is fueled by an irresistible proclivity to feed and multiply and spread.
And feed and multiply it does.
Faced with an overwhelming flood, the Ardenese have no option.
They must fight or die!
So, how is this back-story encapsulated within the
First of all, just cast your eye over the whole thing and what impression do you receive? Darkness. That’s what! We’re dealing with the rise of evil that causes the downfall of an empire that once ruled the stars. You catch a glimpse of the cradle of their civilization there at the bottom of the picture. That’s Arden. A benevolent, cultured, and peaceful place that has no idea what’s about to befall it.
But the universe does. . .
Do you notice how subdued the ‘IX’ is? How ethereal? The SPQR is missing. It’s empty. Vacant. As if it’s lying dormant, awaiting the call that will bring it to life.
And the key to that call?
You can see it, lurking within the ‘I’ itself.
As always, the answer to our conundrum lies in genetics. But whose? Check again. The DNA strand doesn’t quite touch the planet’s surface, nor does it manage to reach the stars, for an insidious void bars the way.
What that void is, you can only imagine. But rest assured it is safely contained – for the time being – within the workings of an arcane matrix that bends reality. Another clue, as that matrix also spawns something else. Did you notice the letter ‘I’ within the word Genesis? We’ve seen that blue-white prism before, haven’t we, way back in the opening novel, The IX.
Say ‘hello’ to the origins of the quantum gateway, the ethereal Möbius strip connecting past, present, and future in an eternal loop.
So who will you be rooting for? The fiendish and foul, or the future ghosts that give their all to ensure evil will never take root.
Yes, pick a side and take your stand. The IX is back, and the choice before you is simple:
Fight or Die!
Follow the Buy Link to join the battle. . .