Skye City: The Wrath of Arturo (undergoing r...
**The Watty winning series continues**
'Don't you remember? You were their little experiment. Half boy, half monster. Horrific, isn't it?'
My name is Arturo Basilides - teenage slumdog turned rebel soldier. A sharp tongue and sense of invulnerability have got me this far, but the plague they sent changed everything. The pain of losing a friend destroyed the best part of me. When another was taken, I was offered unlikely redemption and ascended to the stars for the sake of unrequited love.
Life is not easy for any slumdog but none can claim to have survived what I have: abandonment, imprisonment, torture, death... I was never told the price of reincarnation. And I am no longer human in body or mind as I float above this wretched planet I must return to. War is imminent. I do not know whose side I am on. Or what happens next...
Skye City is a biopunk adventure with light elements of fantasy. It is set in a near future alternative reality, where science is indistinguishable from magic and oppression is near-inescapable. Technology has created a newer, 'superior' form of human and genetically engineered monstrosities are as terrifying as anything encountered in your nightmares.
The underclass have been underestimated and as they fight back, the boundary between freedom fighter and terrorist becomes increasingly blurred. Meanwhile, the drug-induced haze of a traumatised mind places a question mark over the meaning of reality.