On a beautiful summer morning, a thousand years before the start of our story, the fleet of an advanced civilization arrived on the Antyran home planet. It wasn’t a pleasant encounter – at least not for the Antyrans, because the aliens burned their ice cities to the ground and locked the whole star system inside a space distortion that held them captive ever since, hiding the stars.
And then, on another beautiful day, the discovery of a few fragments from an ancient spaceship buried in a ravine will open up the chest of madness.
Gillabrian, or Gill, as friends use to call him, is an Antyran archaeologist. After stumbling upon the terrible secrets of the alien visitors, he finds himself in the unenviable position of being hunted on all the Antyran planets, and not only there.
The path laid before Gill forces him to change, to discover that he has the strength to overcome his fears and make the right choices even against overwhelming odds. But beyond that, he is compelled to explore the meaning of being alive, to glimpse the fine line between life and death, and find how technology would eventually blur their boundary.
Being thrown in the river of madness, he will reach the point where any choice is a bad choice, when defeating a foe could open the path for an even greater evil, when the light at the end of the tunnel is the hideous grin of a technological singularity bent on assimilating everything, its tentacles as long as the Universe.
Will our hero prevail and find a way to keep the secrets of the Sigian Bracelet?
The novel is an action-packed space opera with plenty of space battles, adventures, and virtual fights taking place in ancient times—the players being Antyrans connected to a virtual world of game islands floating in the sky of a giant planet.
Being a perfectionist, it took George Tome some twenty-five years to create the Antyran world, the last ten of which spent on the fifth (and final) iteration.
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Ever since graduating the university, I dreamed of becoming a writer. I started writing a sci-fi novel some twenty-five years ago, but being a perfectionist, I had no intention of publishing it before it became really interesting.
I started from scratch again and again, until ten years ago when I embarked on the fifth (and last) iteration. A new world was born, and this is “The Sigian Bracelet” – my debut novel.
I’m a science geek. I love all aspects and wonders of the world, but most of all astrophysics. I also like to travel a lot, each time to a different place and country if possible.
My background is in IT; I took part in some large government, banking and retail projects as a consultant and software architect.
I’m married and have two smart kids. The older one, a boy, loves science and never misses an opportunity to ask a million questions, until his father begs for mercy. He even likes reading instead of playing on the smartphone. My small girl’s dream is to become a fearless warrior and loves competitions – mainly bike, swimming, and ski, in which she already won an impressive hoard of shiny medals.