The Descent: The shocking, visionary climate-emergency thriller – prequel to the critically acclaimed THE FORCING



A young man and his young family set out on a perilous voyage across a devastated planet to uncover the origin of the events that set the world on its course to disaster … The prescient, deeply shocking prequel to the bestselling, critically acclaimed Climate Emergency thriller, The Forcing.
‘Paul Hardisty is a visionary' Luke McCallin

'A superbly handled tale of struggle and survival in a maimed world' The Times
‘Paul Hardisty is a fine writer’ Lee Child
Kweku Ashworth is a child of the cataclysm, born on a sailboat to parents fleeing the devastation in search for a refuge in the Southern Ocean. Growing up in a world forever changed, his only connection to the events that set the planet on its course to disaster were the stories his step-father, long-dead, recorded in his manuscript, The Forcing
But there are huge gaps in his stepfather’s account, and when Kweku stumbles across a clandestine broadcast by someone close to the men who forced the globe into a climate catastrophe, he knows that it is time to find out for himself.
Kweku and his young family set out on a perilous voyage across a devastated planet. What they find will challenge not only their faith in humanity, but their ability to stay alive.
The devastating, nerve-shattering prequel to the critically acclaimed thriller The Forcing, a story of survival, hope, and the power of the human spirit in a world torn apart by climate change.
‘The cataclysmic climate-emergency thriller we all need to read … this is where it all begins. My heart was in my mouth every second of the way’
Reader Review
‘Compelling, concerning and completely engrossing … a book that demands your attention and your action. A must-read’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews
Praise for The Forcing
‘Provocative and insightful, visceral and terrifying' SciFi Now
‘Announces Paul E. Hardisty as the true heir to John Christopher' Tim Glister
'A novel that might have actually predicted our future' Ewan Morrison

‘The book I’ve been waiting and hoping for…’ Paul Waters
‘A riveting eco-thriller [that] paints a realistic picture of our future if society as a whole continues to ignore scientific warnings about global warming’ Crime Fiction Lover
‘Fierce, thoughtful, deeply humane and always compelling’ David Whish-Wilson

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