Klara Bergmann, Jew and former journalist, has to witness her grandfather’s cold-blooded murder by the hands of a Nazi soldier. For the young woman, that moment is the beginning of an odyssey that – with the help of the Klein family – will force her to travel through Germany and hide in Warsaw.
Her peace is short-lived and the shadows of Nazism looms over Europe, and Klara isn’t safe. Alone and once again forced to run in warn-torn world, will she be able to find safety?
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They came down from the Sky to give us progress like we’ve never seen before. We thought we were ready, but we weren’t: a nuclear war divided mankind, so once again we were on the edge of destruction and when they tried to help us we responded with war… that’s the reason they punished us.
Kepler unleashed Blackout on Earth, on our home – a lethal virus cabale of killing only human beings in just sixty seconds. It killed billions of people and the few survivors were forced to hide under the ground for a century.
Three women and six men, the volunteers who were hibernated before the outbreak, must now rise again, face a new world and assume the responsibility to protect it: they’re the “Risen Ones”, and the dying humanity imprisoned under Earth’s poisoned ground has been hanging on to the hope that they could – one day – save them.
Under the leadership of President Vincent Maynard Keaton and the old Dr. Robert Wise, the Risen Ones must find a way to get back to the surface, survive the virus, fight the keplerian forces that oversee Earth and reach Kepler 452-B, the Twin Planet, and convince them that mankind has changed and deserves a shot at redemption.
Jacques De Molay, the Grand Master of the Templar order, commits Khristhian Murray, his most trutstworthy knight, with an extremely important task: he has to go to the Holy Land and find the stolen Grail and bring it back into the Order’s hands. After years of travel and imprisonment, Khristhian returns to Cyprus with the Grail, but it won’t be for long.
As the King of France stars plotting agains them, the end begins for the Templars and Khristhian has to run away from France an travel to Scotland in order to find a new home of for himself and the last survivors of an Order without future.