Following an unprecedented series of meteorological disasters, Earth is feeling the weight of humanity’s neglect. A world-wide population shift is in motion as survivors flee to the few areas which are as yet unaffected. Britain has been hit by widespread devastation and land is being lost to the elements at an alarming rate. A newly-formed political party has won an emergency election and vow to restore the security and infrastructure to those who remain. Four vast domes are built with mass loss of life and within these it is compulsory to remain. Now cut-off from the sinking world outside society is rebuilding, in circular temples beneath the clouds.
Driven by a desire to find her parents, Rhian enlists the help of a boy to escape their orphanage. The boy is younger and longs to know more about the exciting city outside his window. 2074 London, whilst exciting, is soon not the safest place for the children to be as it becomes clear the government’s motives might not be as pure as they maintain.
Why do men in suits pursue them relentlessly?
Who is the mysterious new Prime Minister?
And just what is this boy’s significance to the turbulent new world?
The weather outside is deafening, what's planned inside is worse.
Matthew is new to lengthy writing, more commonly seeking refuge in poetry or shorts. He lives in Bristol with his two favourite people and obsesses about dinosaurs, flags and everything Scandinavia.