The Half Worlds Trilogy
Volume One deals with the beginnings of Charlie's story. In it he meets the stranger, who goes by the name Max, (though he is quick to out that name as a bit of fakery). Trapped together in an abandoned (or is it simply waiting to be used?) factory that bears the rather odd name of K-Tram, the stranger reckons that they should be taking advantage, if that's the right phrase, of their predicament. Wasting little time, the stranger offers Charlie some stories to "pass the time". It is in these stories we come to learn a great many things about the residents of Milton and elsewhere, including the possible origins of the omnipresent corporation K-Tram.
What exactly K-Tram's intentions are and what Charlie's possible role in their future endeavors is we do not yet know. However, we begin to suspect that the stranger, Max, may not be telling all he knows, at least not yet.
The residents of Milton, Ohio think their small town is the center of the universe. The only problem is...they may be right.
When Ohio State Trooper Charlie Rose responds to a call, he finds a mysterious stranger who calls himself "Max". Trapped together inside the vault, the stranger tells Charlie about the secret pasts of the residents of Milton, and—perhaps even more frightening—their futures.
Edgar Dawn introduces us to a strange new world, painfully similar to our own. Ripping all-too-familiar headlines from our everyday lives, Half Worlds blends gripping realism with Dawn’s darkly evocative images.
Volume Two picks up right where we left our characters in Volume One. Exactly where we left them, actually. Charlie and the stranger, who goes by the very fake sounding moniker of Max, are still trapped in the K-Tram factory. Whether this factory is abandoned or just not yet in use we do not know. What we do know is that "Max" knows much more about the residents of Milton, including Charlie's own family, than he or anyone should know. Stranger still, Max's stories tell not only stories from the past, but seem to allude to events that have yet to take place. Exactly how this enigmatic stranger knows about these events is unclear, though Charlie suspects he has ties to both the government and the military. What is clear is that this man is determined to share these stories with Charlie, whether to warn or teach him, Charlie has yet to decide. But we do learn one thing: Charlie is determined to find out.
And so, the story continues.
Copyright © 2017 John Robert Miles Jr.