“Look down at me and you see a fool; look up at me and you see a god; look straight at me and you see yourself.” These were the words of Luke Deom, scholar and scourge, an enigma that held the world spellbound both by his brilliance and the horrors spawned therein.
A mathematical prodigy whose Faustian thirst for knowledge proved unquenchable, he became obsessed with the greatest puzzle known to physics: the Grand Unified Theory. Considered the Holy Grail of science, an explanation of all things, this obsession led him to the Higgs Boson and, eventually, to Dark Energy. And what he found…
Few could comprehend his fanatical work and none could explain what transformed this reclusive scholar into the charismatic madman whose very deeds threatened the stability of nations. Brilliant minds surrendered themselves to him, devoted disciples in his attempt to accomplish ‘freedom from the real.’
Despite the mountains of books published on the man from all manners of perspective, he remains a lingering shadow ever looming over humanity. But that will change.
Herbert Kraft, a famed true crime writer, receives an invitation from Deom himself offering the author access to his life story. The struggling writer, facing troubles of his own, reluctantly agrees and finds himself drawn into a world beyond imagining. Where reality is subjective and ever shifting, the terror between spaces emerges, and Creation reveals the seeds of destruction it engenders. This is Dark Ether, a nightmare of possibilities.
Dark Ether is a fictional horror story, complete at 60,000 words and follows in the tradition of Poe and Lovecraft where our own inner demons serve to consume us and madness is shown to be all too real.