The Secret City
The Stolen Future: Book Two
Brian K. Lowe
After twenty years alone, Charles “Keryl” Clee once again finds himself hurtling through a time portal to an uncertain future.
Stranded in an unforgiving desert populated by unseen predators, Clee must find a place for himself in a world that wants him only dead. But his greatest fear is that he may not have returned to the world he left behind, that he may have traveled to an earlier or later era than that he knows, and that his love, the Lady Maire, may be long dead or centuries unborn.
Finding human treachery even more hazardous than beasts, accused of a crime he did not commit, still hunted for his attempt to free humanity from slavery decades before, Clee must find his own way as a ghost in a world where all are known, and ordered, and categorized. Discovering that everything he worked for has been lost, and that his love has formed a new alliance with his greatest enemy, he has no choice but to fight.
Just when it seems he has achieved victory, Clee and all he holds dear are plunged into the depths of horror as a new race arises from the nightmares of the distant past to wreak its revenge — and if Clee cannot stop them, they will destroy every remnant of human civilization.