Today is December 1st and I’ve just started working on Thorn, Book 3 in the Parallel World Traveller series.
Thorn’s a warrior at heart, a survivor. He grew up in the Reject reservation of New Guildford and spent years combing the scrap heaps for metal and other stuff to sell for recycling. A chance meeting with a maverick professor changed his life. Now he’s an anthropology professor at the Symposium university of London, but he has a rebellious side he can’t seem to quell. Ever since Ash’s daughter, Ishi disappeared, Thorn has been running. He got too close to uncovering a secret plan to infiltrate other worlds, and the Pilgrims are after him.
But now that’s over. Thorn has escaped. His goal was to get to Bad earth, settle down and make a new life. He even thought about opening a cafe by the sea. Perhaps in Australia. The pacific ocean – still alive with fish and aquatic mammals. Thorn’s always wanted to swim in a clean ocean.
Yet he soon finds out, he’s para travelled to a world no one wants to go to. He’s become the man who went to Hell.
All I know about the story so far is that Thorn arrives in Hell without any idea about what he’s going to find. Most para travellers don’t make it out of there alive. The name Hell earth, doesn’t say a lot. And yet it says so much.
Thorn wakes up on a rusting train stuck on a track going nowhere.
He doesn’t remember much and someone is trying to kill him.
What is the plague of Horla he keeps hearing about?
And what has it done to the inhabitants of this parallel earth?