The Sefuty Chronicles:
2060: The catastrophic results of climate change lead to mass migrations, whole nations fleeing rising seas and desertification. The world at war: land, water and survival the prize. The survivors split, most scrambling to the purpose-built cities the others fortifying their settlements behind the false security of rings of land-mines. genetic manipulations lead to populations in the cities being freed from greed and violence but this has resulted in the destruction of the drive which made the human race so successful. Imprisoned behind the mines,deprived of resources, the settlements battle famine, natural disaster and despair. Populations everywhere continue to tumble.
2162: Young researcher Maia Linne contacts archivist Ris Menai for assistance with a study of Ellen Wellfit, a young girl who had lived and loved 50 years previously. Ris is an expert on Ellen and her times and agrees to help. Through incomplete correspondence we follow their increasing interest and eventual love for each other. Ellen’s story is fed to Maia by copies of transcripts of recordings taken at the time. Although these papers are also incomplete the story covers most of the events which were to prove important to mankind.
Ellen’s Tale: being the first part of the Sefuty Chronicles
2111: Ellen Wellfit, innocent and naive child of the safe,peaceful and sterile cities. Bix Sefune, genetically modified as a child to fight with the Sefuty Comrades (popularly known as Ferals), now dangerously charming.
They meet when she seeks his help to fulfil the dying request of an old lady. Terrified of life outside the city walls Ellen, in venturing out into the countryside, is forced to cling to Bix and he, responding, finds his interest in her growing.
They both dare to think of a future together but he cannot live within walls and they have to part. It is Ellen who seeks to find a way to achieve their dreams. She takes a dangerous path but the results of her actions hold out hope for them and also for the dwindling survivors of mankind.
Ellen’s Tale is an historical romance set in the future, with three time periods and two love stories set against a background of climate change, child soldiers, land-mines,genetic engineering and eugenics.
The Storyteller’s Tale: being the second part of the Sefuty Chronicles
2116: Ellen, Bix and Jack have moved away from the city and settled at Blaisemill to try and gain enough skills to survive in the wilderness. They are to start opening up the beleaguered settlements and establish Trade Routes. In Ellen’s Tale Jack had rescued Keira Baha from death, and despite her being Blaisemill’s black sheep, the comrades elect her their guide. Some in Blaisemill say she is mad, they all say she is bad and consider it a mistake to take her on. Jack believes she can be rescued from her own demons. Can he do so in time, for her, for them.
2164: Karina Morgan, friend and colleague of Maia Linne who, with archivist Ris Menai, has gone missing, presumed dead on a field trip, has taken up the uncompleted work on the Sefuty Chronicles. Working with Keria Baha’s recording of events during the three years Ellen and Bix resided in the settlement and some letters from Maia, Karina puts together this next instalment of the Chronicles.
Jack’s Tale: being the third part of the Sefuty Chronicles
2119: Away from the City and imprisoned behind rings of mines, deprived of resources, settlements battle famine, natural disasters and despair. The companions of Ellen’s Tale and The Storyteller’s Tale have moved south to settle in Belacot and to open new trade routes. This land to the west and north of the City has been untouched by any form of law and order for over 50 years and soon our companions face new conflict and danger.
As they begin to liberate mined settlements they discover some of the survivors of the Great Wars live by violence, banding together to exist by means of terror and murder. Undermanned and lacking the resources of the City, Bix’s Comrade is almost overwhelmed. Disasters threaten the close knit comrades and relationships begin to founder under the stresses of war.
2165: Karina Morgan determined to discover what has happened to her friend and fellow archivist Maia continues tracing the story of the Sefuty Chronicles. With the assistance of Clemens Sands they begin to uncover the lost wars of 50 years previously.