Global warming caused dramatic changes in the Earth's climate. The sea level rose and coastal cities were inundated. Mobs ruled when power systems collapsed and food distribution failed. People fought among themselves until disease and starvation reduced their numbers. Cities and large towns were abandoned "After the Fall." "Sword of Ictis" is set in this future and when the story begins a hundred years have passed. In the Southlands, once known as Cornwall, the people thrive. They are happy, taking what they need of natures bounty and working together in harmony with the will of the Goddess Freya. There is tension between the Hex men priests based in the towns and the Frey sisters, who dominate the collective farms. These two groups share power but are rivals. Even so, the land is well ordered and peaceful until the evil Chi-Dhu horde comes riding from the north. This is fast paced action, pitting an unstable alliance of townsmen, mud hoppers and wicca against the relentless invaders. Intertwined through all this chaos is the story of swordsman Hal and his entrancing companion Ampney. Gwendra the wicca and swordsman Rame add magic and humour to the exotic tapestry of life "After the Fall." Also available: "Talisman of Ictis" Book one, in the series.