The Saga of Terminal City No. 1
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.
Friends Fall Out (No. 1) finds ex-angel Robert Hunger on the trail of a ruthless rock band with plans to enslave the city. Who is their mysterious funder, and why do they desire a shy, but special, young woman?
Read the answers in 27 chapters and 2200 lines of poetry, all written in modern epic verse.
The rebels of Heaven, thrown down to earth, as Poor Shepherds styled are, t' accommodate the small, and slyly accost he who rules. To support, from their rent, quarried places, the computer prodigy Harry Shields, rude hacker hijacked on prison release by diabolical priest, Rev'rend Haunts, his special flesh to some repurpose put. Haggard odyssey of recovery opposed is by Krill Linkmaster, failed scribe of entrail-soaked science fiction, and his discovery, the band, Pagan Onslaught, their plan to persecute bloody tyr'nny on Terminal City. Complicated are these ends by actors hard and hearty: the nordic queen Anga, resurrected, Nithroc, corpse-like Lord of Evolution, U.F.O. Gods arrived, and most of all, she who touches all, Summer Anderson, young harbinger of renewal in one. The hidden hand of Lucifer we see, in signs, against whom Robert Hunger leads the ex-angels to soundings undeduced.
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.