Beyond All War by Eric Keller

Beyond all war
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Wars end, struggles persists.

An unseen war reaches the far north of Canada. One extended family, relying on the matriarch’s instincts, flee ahead of the attack to seek refuge at a long-forgotten hunting lodge, hoping the deep isolation will protect them. A former military leader, seeing the impending anarchy as an opportunity to establish a realm of his own, consolidates survivors he deems useful and carves out an existence by looting and pillaging the remnants of civilization.

Years later, when a young man’s desperate desire to return home causes these two fledgling and disparate societies to collide, the outcome will determine which world order will reign.