Sixteen years have passed since the evil deity, the Lord of Twilight, was shattered into five hosts, souls destined to become the Shadowkings. Now the Shadowkings are compelled to return the Lord of Twilight to his fleshly being. Many lives will be changed forever as battle commences yet again.
From the contents sticker on a can of beans to the hallowed scripts of I Claudius, Michael Cobley has always believed in the power of the written word. The written word comes before everything, whether its TV, radio, video games, political manifestos - some poor blighter has to sit on his behind and get the words down.
He also believes, poor fool, that is may be possible to make the world a better place by writing science fiction. Which goes some way to explaining his persistence over the years, from the first short stories in 1986 to the publication of the 2nd Humanitys Fire novel, The Orphaned Worlds, with the culminating volume, The Ascendant Stars, due to appear in 2011. After that, there will be more books, more words, more foolhardy attempts to change the world for the better. Who knows - he might succeed.