The Dark Room – By Simon Betts
Thomas Springleaf is headhunted by Grigori Quackenbush to work for the Gaia Corporation. Powerful, wealthy, Eco-friendly and humanitarian, Gaia has all the trappings for an ambitious young graduate fresh out of University.
When Thomas is caught in the middle of a terror attack on London and a brilliant mathematician he respects takes his own life, Thomas is swept against a tidal wave of forces he does not understand and what’s on his mind will be key to his death or his survival.
There is an ancient cult from the first testament, they have been planning their revenge against God’s precious man for centuries and under the guise of legitimacy, this is their best chance yet. Except a betrayal at Pompeii set them on a path to war with a Roman Emperor who will do everything in his power to stop them.
- She was short, haggard and ancient looking, a grey bun sat atop her head and wrinkles hung all over her face like an orgy of naked mole rats huddled together.
- His head shifted again, ears keen when he heard the distant tinkle of broken glass, windows breaking. An alarm was triggered and Thomas pushed himself to his feet holding the paper. Pausing to try and see what was going on, he heard it again, glass smashing, something was up.
- It was pitch black outside and after a cautious step, motion sensors triggered several lights revealing an enormous glass window stretching from floor to ceiling and horizontally from wall to wall.
- Thomas sucked in a mouthful of oxygen and screamed. There was nothing he could do against the dull crack of fracturing bones filling his ears and he winced in agony at every snap that followed. The yanking was relentless and tears fell cold on his skin as his frame was shattered from the inside.