Inspired by the current world situation, blighted by wars and evil dictators, Broken World thrusts the hero of the story, Mark Angelo, into an alien world, one that he has been chosen to save from extinction. However, despite their technological advances, the alien race is unable to feel love or compassion. Instead, their world’s two hemispheres vie against each other for supremacy, driven by jealousy, greed and self-interest and a desire for world domination. Mark has something the alien world needs in order to survive, and he is willing to help. However, the motives of Second Hemisphere’s leader are called into question when Mark is sent, as part of a team, on an archaeological expedition to First Hemisphere to retrieve the Eye of Rancour, an ancient artefact with unknown powers. Instead, he finds himself on a mission to save the alien world from destruction, trapped in the midst of a war, and embroiled in a battle of wits and courage to defeat a power-crazed ruler. Throughout the book, parallels can be drawn with our own world, challenging the reader to consider, question and draw conclusions about modern-day events and wrestle with their political, social and personal conscience.
Keywords: Fiction, evil, fantasy, hero, leader, wars, characters, personal, social