SYNOPSIS

The story takes us to a time when there is only one City, which is protected against the discharges of electromagnetic storms by a Hatch. Lightning disrupts the integrity of the protective shield, which represents a permanent danger to the people living there. Their energy bodies are exposed to energy fluctuations, and if their energy is not sufficiently high, such discharges can prove fatal. This is the case for Kala, girlfriend of journalist Brett, whose energy is so low that her body might melt at the next disruption of the shield.

Symbolion, a banned virtual game, is circulating in the City. The game is able to boost people’s energy. However, there is also a risk involved on entering the game. If a player does not pass through a game level, his/her energy will be completely exhausted. Unifier, the man with the most energy who controls the City, is trying to track down the cards through the Secret Police and to stop the game. The main characters, Brett and his girlfriend Kala, enter the virtual world of Symbolion and proceed through the individual game levels. The symbolic incidents reflect the meaning of life and the belief in oneself.  Their guide in the virtual world is a young boy who views the world around him through a child’s eyes. Upon first encounter, he resembles a kind of “Little Prince” in the adult world.

The main protagonists gradually realize that, subsequent to a certain catastrophe, the whole planet has become stuck in a time loop. The lives of the people in the City revolve in a cycle which they can only leave if they manage to increase their energy. Brett and Kala join a group of conspirators who secretly distribute the Symbolion game cards among the people. In the underground tunnels of the City, they discover a wormhole through which they can get back to the past and reverse the historical development.  

 

 

     

SYMBOLION
CITY WITHOUT STARS


Novel on the borderline between science fiction

and magical realism, with elements of virtual reality

 

 
 

SYNOPSIS

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AUTHORESS

 

Romana Kršňáková (CZ)

phonetic transcription:

Krshnyakova/Krʃ'njɑ:kɒ'vɑ:

 

website: romisy.com