“We could see the small Red Cross parties in the field climbing over the horribly grotesque tumuli of bodies…” Fritz Kreisler was an extraordinary violinist who fought in WWI. Like so many other musicians and artists, Fritz Kreisler could very easily have been killed in the war. And like so many of the young artists who were killed, his name would have become a statistic. With one stray bullet, deca
“It’s a strange feeling, waiting to be sacrificed.” Aztec Steel takes place in a violent world fuelled by gold and hatred. When the Chinese discovered the Americas, they also discovered an advanced civilization–the Aztecs. A lucrative trade began, but this wasn’t to last. With the Chinese came crippling old world diseases that devastated the Aztecs. The Chinese were forced to colonize their la
“You are about to explore the world of the Black Death.” You will travel through time to Florence in the year 1348, the same year the Black Death arrived in Italy. As the nightmare deepens, the barber who you’re apprenticed with slowly goes mad. But it’s not only him. As the city decends into anarchy, the people of Florence believe this truly is the end of the world, and soon the armies of Sat
“This nation is in its Golden Age; but that’s all about to end…” Germany was going through its Golden Age–an age when Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms were househould names. This Golden Age ended abruptly with WWI. But what if it didn’t? What if all those artists, musicians and architects who must surely have died never saw battle? What if the Romantic era had continued? In this alte
“You walk blindly into a wall of white…” You are on an alien world–a world covered in ice and snow. On this world are a few small groups of scattered humans trying to survive. As a time traveler, you will wake up 20,000 years ago in the middle of the Ice Age. You can’t be a passive observer in this journey. You have to become the people you’re exploring. It’s the only way you’ll survive.