Children of the Crater, by Connor Cadellin McKee (paperback)



A dystopian science fiction tale of dark vengeance unfolds as a gene-altering asteroid strike changes the world forever. Earth is now a playground for the Vanir, beings of immense power in a war against the government death squads. Follow Fenrir’s struggle for survival in a battle to become the strongest of them all; only the ruthless will survive.

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publish Date: 26 May 2014
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910094102
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910094105
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 14.8 x 21.0 cm

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Humanity has become lazy and complacent with their position at the top of the food chain. They are used to ruling the world but when a gene-altering asteroid strike triggers the next stage of human evolution, all that is thrown into doubt. All over the world, people have changed. They’ve become the Vanir, immensely powerful beings with little morality. While few in number, some possess unbelievable powers and abilities.

Alex has been kicked around by an abusive stepmother his entire life but fate has far greater things planned for him. As his mind lowers itself to the swirling maelstrom of brutality the world has descended to, he migrates towards an unenviable choice; human or Vanir, morality or power? The entire human world is against him in his struggle and he must flee for his life if he is to survive long enough to realise who he is and what he can do. The forthcoming war will decide upon life or death for millions and the mighty Fenrir will change everything.

Horrific crimes have been committed on both sides, there is no clearly defined good or evil any more. Both sides have their weapons, some are more humane than others and both are hell-bent on the annihilation of the other as only one species can rule the war-torn world.

The Vanir are rising and humanity is not content to sit by and watch their empire collapse at the hands of these new beings. If you enter this dystopian world of brutality, strength and dark vengeance the world will never be the same again.

4 reviews for Children of the Crater, by Connor Cadellin McKee (paperback)

  1. Tracey West

    Connor Cadellin McKee carves a well earned place for himself alongside Philip K Dick (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) and Kristen Simmons (Article 5) with his deeply dark debut sci-fi novel.

    This thrilling tale is likely to capture and hold your attention from the word go. It’s a violent adventure and perfect literary food for fantasy-fiction lovers who want their pulse to race. If you like your stories action-packed and verbally colourful, it will leave you clamouring for his next bloodthirsty instalment.

    This unputdownable page turner is not for the faint-hearted…I loved it.

    Tracey West: Author

  2. Gracey

    It’s dark, disturbing and it’ll leave you wondering who’s side you’re on. This isn’t about a struggle between protagonists and antagonists, ‘Children of the Crater’ is about a violent struggle for survival in a turbulent and dystopian universe.
    The action never stops, there are no safe-points. This book grabs you by the throat from the get-go and doesn’t let you escape until the last blood soaked page.
    In short, I loved it.
    More please!

  3. witchypoo

    A remarkable read from such a young writer (the basis was written at 16) The plot moves quickly and draws the reader in to a world of uncertainty and danger. You are left demanding more.

  4. Izzy Robertson

    I had the privilege of editing this book, which is the first from the talent that is Connor Cadellin McKee; he has created not just an exceptional story but the artwork that goes with it. A few words of advice before you start; strap in tight and don’t forget to breathe.
    It’s a dark tale that is not shy about raising some big questions; what is it to be human and is it the only way, what will fear and loss of control drive people to do, how can human arrogance blind us from our morals, how far we will go, human or not, to protect those we love. Ultimately it’s about how change and our choices will shape who and what we become.
    You must read this book!

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