Rod Rees will be signing his debut novel The Demi-Monde: Winter at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Thursday 13 January at 6.00pm.
â€œA thrilling and action-packed adventure set in an utterly absorbing, deliriously imaginative world. The Demi-Monde is the most advanced simulation ever devised. Thirty million people ruled by historyâ€™s cruellest tyrants, locked in eternal civil conflict. The intention: to create the closest thing to Hell, and prepare soldiers for the nightmarish environment of war.
But something has gone badly wrong. Reinhard Heydrich â€“ or at least a simulacrum resembling the Nazi monster â€“ has kidnapped the Presidentâ€™s daughter from the Real-World and concealed her within the Demi-Monde, making it impossible for the program to be switched off. This achieved, he has cut off all contact with reality.â€