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The Hereafter Alex Vrettos

The Hereafter

Alex Vrettos

Published January 8th 2014
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Kindle Edition
275 pages
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Death has become inviting, but may now doom us all.Utopian Fiction With Dystopia Rising?A long sought after Utopia is in reach but it is feared that the cure may bring the end of humanitys reign on earth entirely. Science fantasy has becomeMore Death has become inviting, but may now doom us all.Utopian Fiction With Dystopia Rising?A long sought after Utopia is in reach but it is feared that the cure may bring the end of humanitys reign on earth entirely. Science fantasy has become science fact – The Hereafter is an artificial afterlife, a man made heaven on earth, that looms at the centre of everything replacing the need for blind faith in life after death because science now promises an existence beyond death. Crime is at an all time low and and religious differences have faded into insignificance taking war with them. Something is not right though, something huge that hasnt even been explored in fiction. Natural disasters are raging across the planet, taking human lives in ways that their minds cannot be rescued and sent to the sanctity of The Hereafter. At the centre of these disasters are figures from religion and mythology such as angels and demons. Viking or Hindu gods are seen to be wreaking havoc and chasing human minds back into the arms of their forgotten creators and rejecting the stories about death that the scientists have told them. The end of the world seems nigh.A hero against the flow.Krysta is a powerful psychic with an empathic link to Nature and a cunning intolerance to anyone standing in her way. She believes that The Hereafter is actually only trapping souls in the physical world and therefore upsetting the balance of Natures mind and body causing Her to compensate and risk a human apocalypse. The world does not want to know this heresy though – people do not want to put the doubt back in death.A paradox.It comes to Krystas attention that a frustrated millionaire, Kaylamarr Cromwell, resenting the loss of divine retribution, has made darker science fantasy real by setting up a network of artificial hells around the planet to punish the wicked. He does not believe that the St Peter Squad policy to strip them of their rights to enter The Hereafter is enough. The trouble is that where Kaylamarrs hells are an abomination and an obvious concern, they are actually slowing humanitys impending destruction as they are helping keep another natural balance in check – that of good and evil.A reluctant protector.Malachi is a shy but efficient St Peter Squad Agent who once tried to hack The Hereafter which lead to his recruitment. He now ensures that the dead who enter the afterlife are worthy. He is unwittingly on the trail of Kaylamarr when Krysta takes a risk and lures him away from his world within the Squad and into a world built on very different foundations than his training as an agent. She enlists his help to protect Kaylamarr and his hells from being shut down despite this sickening them both to their souls.Out of controlEvents rage across the world and priorities shift – an earth quake to mark the beginning of the end of days, a sword fight between an angel and demon at a party in a fairground fun house, the discovery of a strange street girl with mysterious friends and a dream shared by every living soul across the world to release their dead are all catalysts driving Krysta, Malachi and some unlikely allies to a violent conclusion against the creator of hell on earth and the dark shadow that seems to be controlling him – a force who turns out to be far more than mortals can handle on their own.Artificial Afterlives.Science fiction writer Iain M. Banks has given us artificial hells and heavens in novels such as Surface Detail, but this is a story that explores the concept on our own world while at the same time transporting your mind far, far away from your favourite readin