On a holiday in England, Alex Carhill is caught in the nightmare of a nuclear holocaust. In a matter of hours a mid-summer’s day is transformed into a nuclear winter. This is the story of his survival in a world that no longer has rules; where climatic extremes, murder, starvation and disease are commonplace.
As the land slowly heals, the survivors scratch together an existence in a contaminated wasteland ravaged by plagues of insects and disease. In this world, through hardship and pain, a new society is forged based on new rules and values moulded from the demands and necessities of life.
After years of struggle, the survivors find themselves facing their greatest adversary. One they despised and thought had long disappeared in the first months of the holocaust. Now they must marshal all their resources and strength for one last battle against an enemy bent on their destruction.
Severe weather patterns - storms, floods and strong winds - are sweeping across planet Earth. Against this backdrop, three high school students, known and tormented for their strange abilities, fight their own battles against school bullies. The discovery of a strange key by their leader Chris Reynolds, plunges all three through a portal into a sister world, Cathora, in another dimension. In this world their behaviours, that labelled them as misfits on Earth, turn out to be the seeds of extraordinary powers.
They soon meet Batarr, the Guardian of the portal; he tells them they are not normal children, but are part of a group of six beings, called Mytar, who are periodically seeded throughout the dimensions to fight planetary invasions across these portals. Cathora has been invaded by an alien army, led by a creature known only as Zelnoff. After conquering Cathora, his next target is Earth. The Mytar alone have the power to stop him if the other Mytar on Earth can be found. There ensues many struggles and battles as Chris, Susie and Joe seek to evade Zelnoff’s forces long enough for their powers to develop so they can detect the remaining Mytar back on Earth.
YOUNG TEENAGE TO ADULT
The Last Portal (Book 1)
In a future world strafed with economic inequality, religious wars and climate extremes scientists discover a gene cluster that appears to govern the human ego. By suppressing these genes much of the ego-driven nature of the human decision process could be converted to a more empathetic, logical and considered approach, devoid of racial, religious and economic bigotry.
Visionary scientists Ethan Hendersen and Amelia Holt form both a romantic partnership and a working one in which their characters will be tested to the limit when they are employed by a mysterious cartel to develop a treatment to eliminate the human ego. Professional colleagues Dr Doug Ashton and Caleb Fuller are also swept up in the action as the real potential of the ego cluster treatment becomes evident. This is a story of an epic battle between scientific progress and its potential to change the human mind and the entrenched mind-set of the powerful elite.
The Ego Cluster
Chris, Susie and Joe are transported back to Earth to find the remaining Mytar. To their horror, they find that two of the three Mytar were the bullies that had tormented them at school. With the agents of Zelnoff closing in, they are forced to transport them back to the underworld of Cathora against their will.
Once there, these new Mytar refuse to help and reignite old hatreds and conflicts. Hunted by the Nethral and the Taal, the Mytar children, guided by the Guardian Kaloc, are chased relentlessly through the underworld. When one of them is captured, it becomes a desperate struggle to rescue him and find the sixth Mytar before the forces of Zelnoff seize complete control of Cathora.
After many battles with a creature only known as Zelnoff, the children Mytar finally discover and transport the sixth Mytar from Earth to Cathora, completing the last member of their group. However, the Mytar powers are still underdeveloped and require intensive training to reach their true potential. In contrast, Zelnoff has gained more of the Mytar powers and his armies roam the planet unopposed. When a circling Zentor finds their hiding place, the Mytar children are forced to flee to the mistlands where they are ambushed and scattered.
With the situation seemingly hopeless, they discover critical information which points to a potential weakness in Zelnoff. With this information, one last desperate plan is devised. The Mytar must pool all their powers to fight an alien army and penetrate deep into Zelnoff’s territory, if they have any chance of defeating him.