Children of the Blood, by Nick Plumber

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When the Animal Rules Us All:A planet in the throws of a multi-species plague. Chaos and fire rules the streets. Three unlikely allies must fight their way through the madness to escape the planet: A psychic crime boss, an alien virologist with a secret that could shake his culture and religion to its core, and a hospital janitor with who is much more than he seems. Together they battle their way through xenophobic mobs in a city on fire where plague stalks the very streets. Originally published as an e-book, first time in print.Children of the BloodSequel to the novella When the Animal Rules Us All, Children of the Blood follows the three escapees of Lenail. Portious returns to his home planet carrying the secret of the Lenail plague, knowing it will bring down the religion that has upheld his civilization for hundreds of years. Debating whether to follow the creed of his scientific background and release the information, no matter the consequences, or to keep his world-shaking secret to himself, he is thrust into an arena of complex espionage and revolution. Jad, locked in a Zintoniean secret prison, fights her captors, while trying to keep her psychic abilities hidden. Hiroshi Parker, Zintoniean agent, struggles with his identity and the creature Control that seems to control him or, quite possibly, be him. Duke Wells, an enigmatic puppet master raised by a psychotic AI, funds an expedition to a gigantic derelict space craft that could be a relic of the mythic Creators, while manipulating the Zintoniean Secret Service into leading him to his ultimate goal: the secret of the Creators and the key to ruling the known universe.

 

About the Author
Nick Plumber is the travel writer and poetry editor for Modern Drunkard Magazine, as well as co-host of the Modern Drunkard podcast. He has been featured in 303 Magazine, Dark Horse Comics' New Recruits Volume One, and various online journals. His science fiction novella When the Animal Rules Us All was released by Imperial Odyssey Publishing in 2013 He has worked as an archaeologist, ice cream truck driver, chef, office manager, stage hand, bouncer, taxi driver and way too many other things. Currently he lives in Denver and can be seen skulking about at local bars and breweries

 

Series: Imperial Odyssey: Shadow of the Creators (Book 1)
Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: Hogbutler Press (December 14, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0998722715
ISBN-13: 978-0998722719
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces