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In 2027, the Great Disruption shook the world. An unexplained solar storm struck the earth, shifting it four degrees south on its axis. Everything went dark. Humanity was on the verge of despair. Then a man named Camden Ford discovered a set of ancient books called the "Chronicles of Satraya."
Thirty years later, the world is a different place. Thanks to the teachings of the "Chronicles," hope has been restored, cities rebuilt, technology advanced. The books also have a different owner: Logan Cutler, who inherited them when Camden mysteriously disappeared. But when Logan auctions off the books to pay his debts, they fall into the wrong hands. The Reges Hominum, a clandestine group that once ruled history from the shadows, is launching a worldwide conspiracy to regain control.
Soon Logan realizes he's made a terrible mistake. With the help of special agent Valerie Perrot and the wisdom of the "Chronicles" as his guide, he embarks on an epic quest to get the books back before it's too late.
Abounding with questions about humanity's secret past and its unknown future, "Journey into the Flame" will not only take you to the start of an incredible new world, it will also take you deep into the greater mysteries of the self.
- ISBN-13: 9781476713366
- ISBN-10: 1476713367
- Publisher: Atria Books
- Publish Date: January 2014
- Page Count: 435
Series: Rising World Trilogy #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-10-21
- Reviewer: Staff
Lifeless prose hobbles Williams’s debut, the first in a near-future thriller trilogy. Art restorer Logan Cutler, a resident of New Chicago, Ill., decides to auction off his copy of The Chronicles of Satraya, one of the four original sets of a transformative text that has provided spiritual solace to the survivors of a cataclysmic series of natural disasters. When one of the bidders is murdered during the auction, Logan discovers that this crime is but one of a chain of outrages, all related to the Chronicles. As members of a shadowy cabal—descendants of the secret rulers of Earth—maneuver to stage a daring, bloody coup, Logan and his allies race to undercover old secrets of the first Council of Satraya; failure means mega-deaths and a world forever crushed by an oppressive oligarchy. While the weaponization of neuroscience lends interest, it doesn’t mesh well with magic and a muddled new age philosophy. (Jan.)