This is a massive book in terms of scope and length – around 1500 pages, it’s a saga or rather an interconnected series of many short tales on a theme. Begun as scribbled notes in 1996, it started as a manuscript in 2000, had its main writing in 2006, then 2016, but was really only completed in 2020 – you’ll find far greater detail here.
What’s it about? It’s an action-thriller-erotic romance-horror, loosely based around events preceding and shortly after the end of the world.
It’s the story of a man embarking on a grand adventure but people see him coming, they have their own agendas, they all wear masks – everyone wears a mask and it’s rare to find someone of integrity behind that mask.
He and others are swept up in events in a changing political landscape in Europe, they learn things they should not and are forced to flee across the continent, hidden by sympathetic citizens, then betrayed and forced to flee again.
Some administrative notes
Reading a book online is not easy, so Masquerade is designed to be read vertically on an iPad or similar, each chapter navigating to the next. No iPad? Feel free to transfer text to another medium in order to read it more easily.
The pictures or sketches in this online version though are NOT for commercial use, they only exist to give readers a rough idea.