by Hugh Cook

Fantasy SF alternative reality novel

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An Age of Terror Suicide Bomber Novel



Novel includes suicide, ultraviolence, brutality and torture.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30


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A fantasy novel set in the city state of Oolong Morblock. A free sample - first thirty chapters posted online on a read for free online basis.

In the city state of Oolong Morblock, where a certain proportion of the people have a natural ability to cause themselves to explode, in effect making them potential suicide bombers, Ibrahim Chess tries to find the middle road: to steer a course of moderation and sanity in a world which is going mad, and where the civil peace is threatened by the increasingly intolerant fanaticism of the conflict between the minority group to which Ibrahim belongs, the astrals, and the city state's dominant group, the norms.


Alternative reality SF fantasy suicide bomber novel

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Ibrahim Chess, the last sane man left in the city of Oolong Morblock, struggles to resist the pressures which are forcing him to take on the role of the secret mastermind at the heart of a conspiracy of suicide bombers.

The suicide bombers are religious fanatics, and one of these fanatics is none other than Ibrahim's own brother, Adolf North.

Motivated by religious fanaticism, the terrorists believe that a campaign of suicide bombing is what is needed to awaken to consciousness the unknown messiah, the one whose identity is not known by anyone, not even by himself.

The mission of the suicide bombers, then, is to wake the sleepwalking messiah to self-consciousness: that is to say, to find and wake the dreamer.

As the war on terror gathers pace, Ibrahim struggles to resist being forced into becoming the leader of a terrorist group which has armed itself with stolen nuclear weapons.

The action is harsh and at times ultraviolent, featuring, amongst other things, a sadistic killing and brutal torture.

This novel takes on the age of terror and the excesses of the war.

In this context, Ibrahim's problems include the delinquencies of his godson, to whom he has what are, in effect, a father's responsibilities, and the even greater problem of the wheel which seems to have awakened to life inside his belly.

Ibrahim is not entirely certain what the wheel signifies, but his horrified suspicion is that he is one of the paranormally enabled who are capable of glorsting: that is, who are capable of causing themselves to spontaneously explode. That he is, like it or not, a human suicide bomber. Potentially, at least.

If you find yourself too squeamish to face the challenges of this tale, then better go find yourself some other planet to live on, because the world of this alternative reality novel is, in many ways, the very one that we inhabit.

Hugh Cook

Hugh Cook is the author of the science fiction novel THE SHIFT and the ten-volume sword-and-sorcery series CHRONICLES OF AN AGE OF DARKNESS.

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This book, TO FIND AND WAKE THE DREAMER, deals with events which take place in the lives of certain citizens of the nation of Oolong Morblock. The action takes place in the year 9,726, a historical year, the year in which Adam Tikriti became President of Relsh Strasborg. Any resemblance to other people, other locales, other events or other times is unintended and is coincidental.

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