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Royal Knight (MP3-CD) (Nicholas Sansbury Smith)
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A Royal Knight is a short story and prequel to the novel - The Biomass Revolution. It can be listened to before, after or as a stand-alone.
Welcome to Tisaia - the last hub of modern civilization, in a world left scorched by the nuclear fires of the Biomass Wars. Surrounded by a fortress of steel walls, and protected by a fierce and loyal Council of Royal Knights, Tisaia seems relatively safe to the average State worker and citizen. A plentiful supply of Biomass powers the cities, and food is abundant, but security has come at a terrible cost. The State will do anything to protect its resources, even if it means suppressing the rights of its citizens and deporting immigrants into the Wasteland - a virtual death sentence.
Captain McNeill is one of the most respected Royal Knights in Tisaia. Plagued with scars, a robotic arm and cancer, his men call him the Bionic soldier. For two decades he has hunted the rebels inside the great Tisaian steel walls and in the tunnels snaking deep beneath the cities. He has followed them into the Wastelands and the skeletons of cities from the old world. But the one rebel he can't seem to kill is Obi Hepe, the leader of the infamous Squad 19.
After the death of three of his men, McNeill receives a unique opportunity to capture Obi. As he leads his men into the tunnels beneath Tisaia, he finds there may be more to the mission than he was told. And quickly he finds himself fighting in the battle of his life.