[Keep in mind that Codex Nihil is a highly experimental work. The experience will be weird, uncomfortable, and not most people’s cup of tea. Keep that in mind. Thanks.]
Technological singularity proved that utopia was an illusion, unattainable, naught but a dream.
In modern terms, Codex Nihil would be categorized as an experimental grimdark novel with a veneer of fantasy esthetics. I like to describe it as if Blade Runner and The Lord of the Rings had a bastard child that grew up in a damp cellar. Never mind; imagine a world beyond technological singularity where humans have made themselves obsolete and lost their meaning. Then imagine what would happen if a hyper-logical AI wanted to give it back to them…
Catharsis, from the Greek word katharsis—meaning purification or cleaning—is the purgation of emotions, mainly pity and fear, through art or any extreme change in sentiment that results in renewal and restoration. This story is meant as a catharsis.
Woman or man, king or queen, warrior and slave alike; they will all play their part at the end of the world—until the light takes them.
Reader discretion is advised.