Ostensibly written by Thomas W. Arlington, director of the newly formed National Intelligence Agency, this book is given to scouts of the Reunified States Military, setting out to travel and chart an America beset since 1872 by a lethal new plague.
The infected devolve to an aggressive, feral state and it is up to what remains of a shattered government, operating out of the reclaimed Washington DC, to re-establish contact and form a total army of the people if they are to stand a chance of retaking their land.
But these wendigos are not the only strange phenomena this damaged world will encounter.
This is the first book in Phase 1 of the ongoing New Century series. The first five books can be read in any order and the sixth; SteamHeart brings many of the surviving heroes together.
The first five stories in New Century Phase 1 can be listened to in any order...
The Cartographer's Handbook
The Princess Thieves
Released November 23, 2013
Vocal performances by Alexander Shaw, Sharon Shaw, Laureta Sela, Spencer Leeb, Matt Wardle, Maureen Foley, Daniel Floyd, Jacob Newburn, Mark Ord and Matt Ramsey
Music by Mark Tschanz and Kevin MacLeod.
Album artwork by Antonio Torresan,