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Silas Morlock by Mark Cantrell
Where will you hide when the shadows rise?
Been experimenting with the idea of picture quotes from my novel Silas Morlock. Here’s the very first effort.
The coalition Government has brought “absolute poverty” back to Britain for the first time since the Victorian age, a veteran Labour left-winger claimed tonight.
More from Citizen Zero’s real life history, culled from the media. This one relates to how the ‘two nations’ of this future world were created. Find out more about the novel at http://www.markcantrell.co.uk/citizen-zero
On 24 February 2010 the then Shadow Chancellor George Osborne gave the Mais lecture at the Cass Business School where he set out his vision of what his economic policy would look like if he won power at the May 2010 election. He outlined what he called a â’new model of economic growth that is rooted in more investment, more savings and higher exports’. In the speech he also argued that in order to bring some accountability to economic policy, he was setting out ‘eight benchmarks for the next Parliament against which you will be able to judge whether a Conservative government is delivering on this new economic model’.
This might be considered a part of how they created an underclass known as zeros — all part of the living history of my novel Citizen Zero. Find out more at http://www.markcantrell.co.uk/citizen-zero
Time flies. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was taking part in a roundtable discussion organised by a Manchester hosting company called UK Fast; me and a disparate group of journalists, writers, publishers, and editors, all gathered to discuss the future of books as the digital revolution gathers pace.
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Enjoy the cover to my novel SILAS MORLOCK, officially released yesterday by Inspired Quill. To find out more about the novel, visit my newly created book page on my website: http://www.markcantrell.co.uk/silas-morlock
Be the first to get a look in, folks. Here’s my latest novel, Silas Morlock, a dark urban fantasy with a distinctive dystopian flavour, not to mention a dash of tongue-biting horror, published by Inspired Quill and available in paperback and digital editions…
“Humanity built its monolithic spires of hopes and dreams and tried to believe that the whole sordid mess actually meant something.”
Terapolis is an urban sprawl of global proportions. The vast city state has smothered whole nations, liberated humanity from the tides of history; the place is ripe with secrets…
Here, billions of people live only to give themselves to The Gestalt. An esoteric technology, said to unlock the secrets of creation, it offers humanity the chance to realise its most-cherished and forbidden desires.
For Silas Morlock, enigmatic Master of MorTek, The Gestalt is his greatest achievement, but little time remains to fulfil his purpose and save Mankind from itself; death gathers, an ancient struggle between good and evil nears its peak.
On the other side, the Incunabula; bibliophiles who refuse to stop peddling the items most poisonous to the hold The Gestalt has on human minds.
And then there’s Adam, the misfit dreamer pulled into a conflict beyond his understanding. His own desire will take him on a terrifying journey into the heart of darkness.
Poor Adam, he will learn the secrets of Terapolis; if they don’t shatter his mind, he’ll become the unlikely saviour for good… or ill.
It’s a struggle played out in the shadows, where the lines are blurred, and nothing is quite as it seems. For the lost souls embroiled, the stakes are the very highest.
But secrets are for keeping, in the dark places…
ONE FOR THE ROAD
A Vampire Short By Mark Cantrell
Out on the road, you find out who you really are.
What you really are…
Escaped killer Daniel is sure of himself. Armed and dangerous, devil-may-care; he’s a hunter – a vampire – on the run from the police and enjoying the ride.
Sarah, she’s just lost; escaping a troubled home, she’s running from herself. Until she meets Daniel, she has no idea she’s running for her life…
Poor Sarah, she doesn’t know who or what she is, but Daniel knows – and he’s going to show her. The two of them were made for each other…
Daniel’s desire will take them both on a road trip to sex and murder, and the destination will reveal far more than either cares to know about themselves.
It’s a relationship blessed in blood – and death is coming along for the ride…
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Introducing One for the Road, my next digital short. It’s a vampire story set on the road, with an explosive ending. Coming soon…
Peaceful protests could be outlawed on the sole grounds that they might annoy nearby residents under contentious new powers being granted to councils, campaign groups warn.
More from the real life ‘prequel’ to CITIZEN ZERO. Find out more about the novel at http://www.markcantrell.co.uk/citizen-zero