The Saga of Terminal City No. 4
What if fallen angels got a second chance?
In The Saga of Terminal City they do, freed from prison to walk the earth, doing good -- if they can.
With Anti-Cop (No. 4) the devil has a daughter, and the fate of Terminal City hangs in the balance. Conflict is inevitable, as the forces of good and evil face-off.
30 chapters, 2400 lines of poetry, all written in modern epic verse.
The devil a daughter has, gestated in strange ways by scraps of infected sin. What hell she heralds: the wayfaring Clowns, who from secret islands pour, to subject and ape the orderly world. Against them, in free arms, the cop Drayton Dreyfus stands, while otherlings their aims in stack pursue: the Accuser of Man, Satan's second, plots proudly; the rich man's son D'Arcy Ash solace seeks when in debt to Dead Jules Hart. The dwarf, the revenant, the earthly squid, agendas all that are in sequence played to civic doom--counterpoised also by, furtive echoes of, the Poor Shepherds' ploys, that are spritely done. But the Bride, life's spouse, in stately rest, a sacred space maintains, a fulcrum that angelic forces tap, that will Clown warfare oppose, and satchels by wizards made long time ago. All this, and more, will to resolutions be brought, where orphans, closet lurkers, and ired wives, nuke-armed ants, and Nithroc the Night-Raven, will the righteous cop his fortitude test.
His mind corrupted by childhood exposure to horror movie matinees, but equally enthralled by the atmosphere of old churches, Simon Pole writes galactic poetry from the location of Vancouver, British Columbia. A graduate of Harvard University, Simon has continued his studies of what is hidden in the dark. Writing is also in his blood, being the great-great-grandson of early Canadian poet Susie Drury.