Coup De Grace
Author: Paul L. Centeno
Page Count: 490
Word Count: 120,000
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To save a world whose future is destined for destruction,
one must conquer the past and seize the present.
It is a new age of industrialization. The gods have been forsaken, replaced with machines that suck the life out of nature. Like the never-ending flow of time, the dying planet and those cursed to inhabit its polluted land cannot stop the impenetrable force of change. Remnants of the ancient world linger, but its days are numbered. The faithless now reach out to science as their new deity. Gargantuan cities of industry—powered by steam engines—have arisen, ruled by a sprawling empire. The imperium rules land, sea, and air with vessels that surpass the poisoned clouds. Meanwhile, the emperor seeks a primeval power that can bring myth and science together. But at what cost? In this existential era of maddening inventions and alchemical concoctions, the struggle of humanity and its survival have taken a toll on the planet for the worst. Only one man stands in the way from the world losing its soul forever.