|Golden City, the (2009) [Novel]|
by John Twelve Hawks
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Series: Fourth Realm, the
(From the publisher):
Since early childhood, Gabriel and Michael Corrigan were told by their father Matthew that the world we live in is engaged in a constant struggle between good and evil. Matthew has since mysteriously disappeared and both his sons are now Travellers, modern-day prophets, who find themselves on different sides of this battle, engaged in a fight for the future of humanity.
Gabriel Corrigan, passionate, charismatic, driven, is fighting to stop all aspects of people's lives being controlled and manipulated by the use of the all pervasive surveillance of modern technology. He has built up a resistance movement who live 'off the grid', but his main protector, the Harlequin warrior Maya, has become trapped in a dark city from which there is little hope of escape. He realizes he must follow her there and try and rescue her, even though he knows they may both end up trapped with no hope of rescue...
Michael has a drastically different vision. He has a ruthless ambition to control all humanity using an advanced technology which would give him the power to turn our society into a virtual prison. His first step in this plan is to wrest power from Nathan Boone, the calculating leader of the Brethren and Gabriel's sworn enemy, and then to take control of the powerful and sinister Evergreen Foundation...
A story that takes us from the disquieting world of cutting-edge surveillance to the ancient, real-life secret rivers flowing beneath the streets of London, The Golden City is a fitting climax to John Twelve Hawk's spellbinding Fourth Realm trilogy.
Original title: The Golden City
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ World Versions→ Alternate and Parallel Worlds
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Technology→ Computers, Automation, Artificial Intelligence