Journey West 5000
Based on the classic story "Journey to the West", set in an alternate post-apocalyptic future, a story of...
.. a Monk, living by the gun, with a heart burning with vengeance. Against the cold reality of survival, can she still abide by the values she was taught? Or will her mission consume her?
... a Monkey, imprisoned for 500 years, scarred by war. A powerful warrior, a weapon of unimaginable destruction. A ticking time-bomb, hanging on to his only tether to reality, the one who set him free -- his Mistress.
... a Boar, enslaved since birth, stunted by abuse. Sloth is his sanctuary, inaction is safety. He starves for affection and approval, but how can he get it?
... a Demon of the Sand, defecting from the Light to join the Dark. Will he find acceptance and forgiveness?
... monsters engineered and born, demons cloaked in light, heroes shrouded in darkness.
A story triggered by Arthur C. Clarke's 3rd Law: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
What if... what was described as magic in 'Journey to the West', was actually technology so advanced, it was far beyond the ability of the majority to fully comprehend?
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