Gritty science fiction that refuses to pull punches in the writing. bloody & beautiful; death waits with open arms.
Angel of Mercy is a meditation on the strengths and dangers of the concepts of faith and morality told by means of the SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION genre-at its core its cyberpunk. The goal when we started writing was to use an exciting story to make people think and create familiar characters using archetypes that could be expanded on . Not to give too much away, but the archetypes we chose for this story are the soldier and the angel. We’ve embraced the idea that characters tell the writer who they are and not the reverse. If we take a world afraid to embrace innovation, where poverty and crime are everywhere, add to it an anti-hero longing to embrace death and a villain that offers it freely without pulling any punches …you have Angel of Mercy.
What can be said of a soldier without a war, or of a father without a child?
Holding tightly to his notion that we walk through life with more scars than memories, Troy is a lost soul steadfast in the idea that he deserves to live with the pain of a past he believes himself the cause of. Once a father, once a husband, but now a hollowed husk of a man choosing to reject the world; too ashamed to actively search for death, he longs for the day that death finds him. No beliefs, few attachments and fewer ambitions; all that Troy was died in the A.I. strikes years earlier. He carries the guilt of his wife killed in his absence and the death of two sons. One son was Troy’s flesh and blood, only three years old when he was taken from the world, and the other an unintended and unjustifiable murder committed in cold blood at Troy’s own hands.
With all that he had to live for gone, and his only skill found in his military training, he spends his days testing weapons for The Terris Corporation. So long as he is never beaten, and the machine is always the one in pieces at the end of the test, the company has no choice but to view every project as unready, this being Troy’s intention from the beginning. The Terris Corporation has not completed a single weapons project in the five years since Troy Gillus was asked to join the testing division. Troy is the best at what he does but even that may not be enough for what lies ahead.
Doctor T.G. Rowin
The path leading to a man’s own personal hell is paved with good intentions.
In a perfect world, Doctor Rowin would be a hero admired by a world thankful for his inventions. A man devoted to God, believing he has been given the gift of intelligence in order to serve man, but with every attempt to enhance the world’s quality of life, disaster is the result. The doctor spent most of his youth attempting to control the stinging chaos of war, all the while understanding he cannot stop it, mankind will not allow this. His inventions at first seemed the solution to centuries of suffering and death. He had created the technology to let the nations of the world fight their wars, but without flesh within the fire, wars fought by machines. In his attempt to further limit global collateral damage, an update was created. A single, all too simple processing error during the update recalled every mobile tech unit to its home country, but with active weapons and new targets, thousands died as a result. The reality of the doctor’s legacy is dark in the eyes of the people, but as time has taught us, history rarely remembers men as they truly were. Through the years, the doctor’s faith has been tested and in his final days, he will set in motion a chain of events that will mean the end for some and new beginnings for others.
There are those that hold up the world’s decay and despair for others to see, and even with their hands covered with the sweat and grime of burdens not their own, they endure gratefully.
Looking at Emily’s torn clothing and mud covered boots, it is difficult to believe that she once lived a life of privilege. The daughter of Datasync Enterprises CEO Abraham LeDaire, Emily was a unquestionably a computer prodigy in her youth.Openly encouraging, Emily's father used contacts at his company to allow Emily access to top computer programmers and inventors from around the world. With the passing of her father when Emily was only twelve, she became detached from friends and family, focusing solely on her education. Though rebellious by nature, she was very successful academically, earning top grades in school and being accepted into MIT at the age of sixteen. While at MIT, she grew disillusioned about what university life might have to offer, eventually dropping out.The A.I. strikes were a painful time for Emily, as her entire family was taken in the blink of an eye. Emily’s inheritance was substantial, but seeing the destruction and turmoil that followed the A.I. strikes and the resulting depression, she used every resource she had, ultimately exhausting her fortune. After years of selfless work to help those she could, her home taken by the banks, her pockets empty, she finds herself one of the people she fought so hard to save, living on the streets, hoping she might find a way to do more.
We are born unsure of what lies ahead and uncertain of what we will become. In the company of angels, we depart this world the same.
-Angel of Mercy Book One
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