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By Joseph Brassey, Cooper Moo, Mark Teppo, Angus Trim

The demise of the fearsome Ögedei Khan has introduced the Mongol invasion of the West to an abrupt halt. Exhausted, laid low with uncertainty and self-doubt, and reeling from betrayal through certainly one of their very own, the surviving Shield-Brethren fight throughout a frozen, shattered barren region to come back domestic after their determined conflict in Mongolia.

Their challenge is complete—Christendom has been saved—but new and bad questions hang-out every one member of the corporate: Are they heroes or villains? or simply pawns in a bigger online game, trapped in an international long gone mad within the wake of the unspeakable devastation visited upon it via the Mongol horde?

And so much poignant of all, where—and what—is “home” now, and what is going to be their position on the earth they fought to defend?

Katabasis, a brand new novel within the acclaimed Foreworld Saga, follows the survivors as they try to confront their very own fears and choose who they honestly are—and whom they're going to eventually serve.

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This dragon, they say his eyes are fire. His breath a white gas; you can see him burn across the dark lands. He runs with sulphur and thunder and kindles the grass. Sheep panic and die insane. Women deliver forth monsters. The dragon's fury is such that tower walls shake back to dust. His victims, at sunrise, are strewn hither and thither on the hills. ' 'More than enough! ' 'No, no,' whispered the second man, eyes shut. 'On this moor is no Time, is only Forever. I feel if I ran back on the road the town would be gone, the people yet unborn, things changed, the castles unquarried from the rocks, the timbers still uncut from the forests; don't ask how I know, the moor knows, and tells me.

Others? Yes, there were others. He could breakfast most congenially on Caravaggio still-lifes of autumn pears and midnight plums. For lunch: those fire-squirting, thick-wormed Van Gogh sunflowers, those blooms a blind man might read with one rush of scorched fingers down fiery canvas. But the great feast? The paintings he saved his palate for? There, filling the horizon, like Neptune risen, crowned with limewood, alabaster, coral, paintbrushes clenched like tridents in horn-nailed fists, and with fishtail vast enough to fluke summer showers out over all Gibraltar — who else but the creator of Girl Before a Mirror and Guernica.

The clothing store! The suit! ' Yelling, everyone ran from the pool-room. The woman's voice was still squeaking on the abandoned telephone. Martinez, left behind, reached out and hung the voice up. In the silence, he shook his head. 'Santos, what a dream! Six men,' he said, 'one suit. What will come of this? Madness? Debauchery? Murder? But I go with God. ' Martinez was young. He ran fast. Mr Shumway, of SHUMWAY'S SUNSHINE SUITS, paused while adjusting a tie-rack, aware of some subtle atmospheric change outside his establishment.

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