Blade Runner meets The Outlaw Josey Wales…” is how a blogger recently described The 18th Shadow. The year is 2082. The North American United States Union comprises all 50 States, as well as all of Mexico and Canada. Cannabis is mainstream, alcohol is banned, cyborgs live in our homes and the only heroes left are the criminals. Welcome to the Revolution.
“Very Intriguing Work” Dystopian books often paint a bleak picture of the future. This future serves as a backdrop to allow characters either to fight to survive or somehow make their world a better place. Jon Grafton does something really different with “The 18th Shadow.” He uses this crazy mixed up future world as his personal graffiti wall to call out the social norm. No subject is left untouched and nothing is sacred. This is a raw gritty story that claws at every possible aspect of traditional society. ~William C.