“The ways of the old world belong in history books…” —Lexi Shaw
It’s the dawn of a new age in Triangle City.
Built atop the ashes of Research Triangle Park, the city bursts at the seams with high-tech smart glasses, pulse weapons, and hover bikes. But outside the walls, the world has regressed into a colonial free-for-all where it’s every man and woman for themselves, and a raider army waits in the wings to take all for which the city has struggled.
Inside the walls, men driven by greed corrupt the system to enjoy unyielding power at the expense of the meek, while exposing the last bastion of advanced civilization to the looming threats beyond.
Lexi Shaw plans to change that.
Sacrificing the comfort of the mountain compound community she has established over 100 years, the genetically-altered Shaw and the members of her mysterious foundation have infiltrated Triangle City and the dystopian OK City to exact change, to place power in the hands of those who deserve it so they never see the bloody horrors of a civilization’s fall again.
Can one, unlikely team stand between a city’s survival and total extinction?
Legacy Of Ashes is a sprawling Science Fiction tale for readers who enjoy slowly unfolding, mysterious plot lines with strong characters, exciting combat, and a glimpse into the future of technology.
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Ric Beard is a Science Fiction & Thriller writer who has lived most his life in North Carolina.
From an early age, as the son of an IBMer in the 1970s, Ric’s life has been inundated with various technologies, and he has soaked them all up like a sponge, including as a Data Center Operations Lead, where he got to play with the cool, expensive toys.
It only follows that tech (both imagined and real) is central to his science fiction work.
Ric currently resides in North Carolina with his wife and three furry children who spend most of their time basking in the back yard, or on his wife’s lap, taking him almost entirely for granted.