Sovereigns of the Collapse

The Nitro Group

Sovereigns of the Collapse is a series of five novels set after the most disastrous collapse of recorded history. Nation states, governments, social welfare, legal tender, national armed forces, national police, international trade, international corporations, long-distance electricity transmission, tourism, consumerism, media, basic human rights… All vanished unto history in the (so-called by those who benefited from it) Glorious Resolution of 2038-40.

Radio transmissions are banned under stringent laws of trespass, enforced by radio-direction finders and batteries of heavy guns. Tall buildings are demolished out of respect for privacy. Aircraft that stray over private land get shot down. Electricity pylons have become battle towers standing guard over the frontiers of privacy. Airliners have been turned into coins. The Haves live amid a glorious and peaceful rural spleandour not known since the building of the first railways. And the Have-nots? They are glad with what they have, if they are lucky enough to have anything.

Set in Britain in the early years of the 22nd century, the stories follow a cast of characters as they vie for survival and power amid the violent convulsions of their times.

The Nitro Group is the provisional title of a series as yet only in the early stages of planning.

It will be a global pandemic apocalypse.

The pathogen that wipes out all higher forms of life on Earth is like nothing you have ever heard of. It is not a fever or plague in the conventional sense, nor is it a virus that causes galloping cancer or anything like that.

Once it gets going, there will be no escape, except into the most dismal level of lifelong bunker existence where survivors will only last as long as the food does…

It’s out there today, unknown and unsuspected, as it has been for all of the time humanity has existed. It’s just that no one has yet blundered upon it in its desolate natural habitat.

You are not going to guess what it is.

But don’t let that stop you trying!

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