In 2125 every country on Earth has merged into one of three super nations. They are locked in a bitter cold war dispute over energy rationing. On the verge of another world war, every major religion rose up in defense of peace. They formed an organization known as the Council, and brokered a shaky treaty that stands to this day. To ease the resource drain, they brought all three nations together in an unprecedented form to collectively share in the costs of mining helium-3 on the lunar surface.
Also known as H-3, the resource is a clean burning, non-radioactive helium isotope. It is now the only viable form of energy left on Earth and in space. To support the mining effort, five cities developed on the lunar surface and their combined population is now well over three million.
The original colonists were volunteers, adventurers, scientists, and philosophers. Individuals that sought out a new world filled with opportunities and hope. Unfortunately, the peace between the Three Nations did not last. Fear, distrust and malcontent around the H-3 distributions spread. Freedom of speech, religion, immigration and scientific liberties were quietly reduced and then taken away altogether, under the guise of increased security and isolationism.
Free of the need to compete for limited resources and coupled with the tightening restrictions, the colonists slowly separated themselves from the nations of Earth. This began a downward spiral between the colonists who risked violence and retribution to push for eroding freedoms and the Council that was forced to maintain the peace and the precious supply of helium-3.
Facing increased pressure on all sides, the Council created a military school referred to only as the Island. The purpose was to train soldiers from childhood in order to build the most elite fighting force on Earth. Their goals were to conduct impossible missions, lead the Council’s military, defend the Three Nations’ peace treaty and maintain order among the lunar colonies. The most advanced students were drafted into an elite program. The precious few in the outside world who know of their existence refer to them with trepidation as the Angele Dei.
Alden Connor is the most gifted soldier in the program. Events that were planned out decades before he was born have begun to fall into place. The Council, the Angele Dei, the lunar colonists and the Three Nations of Earth will all play their parts, but the outcome will rest solely on Alden’s shoulders and the decisions he will be forced to make. Humanity is slowly marching towards its Last Revolution, from which none will escape.