Milton is a grimdark coming of age tale involving a socially (and physically) inept “Neckbeard”. The MC is thrust into his development arc when Rainbow Letters appear and let him know he is about to be ambushed at his Grandma’s House. While he only intended to let the dog out, as he does most nights, he was woefully under-prepared for the adventure and trials ahead of him. Preparation does not preclude motivation though – and Milton has always been motivated to be a hero.
Here is the working synopsis as of right now. This is most certainly going to change as I get further down the publishing path.
The Apocalypse is ugly. The only lights that work are battery powered or neon. Scroungers kill your neighbors and take control of their bodies. Gang wars run rampant in the perpetual night, as usual, except now, most members have magical spells to defend their turf. Life certainly changed once the Rainbow Letters came.
For Milton, things changed for the better. The world became familiar. He could find loot, learn skills, and equip weapons and armor. It was all much easier to understand than the perils of pre-Apocalypse life with its grocery shopping and going outside.
Then he discovers Ragnarok, Orchestrator of the Rainbow Letters and all of Milton’s problems. The race to figure out why is on. If Milton is to survive long enough to find answers, he must first be strong enough to confront his worst enemy: himself.
If you would like to beta read Milton for free, you can find it on Royal Road Legends. There is a survey at the end for all your feedback. If you complete this survey, I will send you a signed copy of Milton when it is ready to face the real world!