A quest for the holy grail of the future in a shocked post-millennium world...
Just after the second millennium a global nuclear war had transformed America into the Deathlands. Nothing was ever the same after that...
A DARK SHINING
Deep in the Outlanders in Cerberus redoubt, Kane, a renegade Magistrate from the united baronies, experiences a shocking mind probe. It imprints him with a knowledge that propels him to the other side of the world, with the archivist Brigid and brother-at-arms Grant.
In the heart of Tibet, Kane's small group of Outlanders wages a perilous quest pursuing a legend, only to discover they are not alone in their search for the Chintamani Stone. The ancient relic has the power to conduct the final assault on the earth's destiny... or destroy the destroyers themselves.
Survival in the Outlands is an encounter with the end of hope.
Brigid stabbed out an arm, pointing ahead
The figure was a statue, standing in erect position. At least fifteen feet tall, it represented a humanoid creature with a slender build draped in robes. The features were sharp, the domed head disproportionately large and hairless. The eyes were huge, slanted and fathomless.
The stone figure pointed toward the farther, shadow-shrouded end of the cavern.
"Somebody lived down here," Kane muttered.
Brigid nodded thoughtfully. "A long, long time ago."
Kane suddenly tugged Brigid to a stop. "Are you sure nobody's lived down here for a long, long time?"
Nettled by the hint of sarcasm in his tone, she followed his gaze downward.
In the fine rock dust on the cavern floor, they saw a fresh, clear print of a small foot with six delicate toes.