by Cameron Dayton
“Vividly realized, skillfully crafted and briskly paced, Etherwalker is a thrilling first chapter for what is sure to be an outstanding saga.”—Micky Neilson, Senior Story Developer, Blizzard Entertainment
“It’s unlike anything I’ve read before, and I want more.” —Matt Burns, Author of Diablo III: Book of Tyrael
"Cameron Dayton has met the challenge of blending science fiction and fantasy with Silicon Covenant." —Christie Golden, New York Times Bestselling Author of Star Wars: Dark Disciple
“A heady stew of genetic engineering, Mesoamerican myth, techno-utopianism, and post-apocalyptic dreaming, with a dash of quest fantasy and a liberal helping of nerd apotheosis."—Alex Irvine, Locus-Award winning author
The world is broken.
The powerful machines that once ruled over land and sky fought and died, leaving humanity in a primitive age of swords and monsters. But that was long ago, and only legends of the Schism remain.
Enoch has never been frightened by these tales. He sees things differently than the other youth in Rewn's Fork, and that makes him an outcast. Where others see crops and weather and flocks of sheep, Enoch sees numbers and patterns.
When he accidentally awakens a powerful Artificial Intelligence, he discovers the truth behind his peculiarity—Enoch is an Etherwalker, the last in a long line of powerful technopaths who can control machines with their minds.
Without knowing it, he has triggered the ancient Hunt, and now legendary monsters are hungry for his blood and bent on his extinction. They know he has seen the truth behind the broken world, and, if he survives, he may have the power to shatter it . . . or to make it whole again.