Beyond All War by Eric Keller
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.