The sounds could only mean one thing… They were coming for me…
Victor’s memory has been damaged from months of torture and enslavement. There’s one thing they can’t steal from him…the hope of finding his lost family. Carina is haunted by strange visions and the symbols etched into her skin. She will stop at nothing to discover her true identity.
In this tale of survival and vengeance, two young humans fight back against the oppression of an alien race called the Kuljik. Dangers and unspeakable horrors lie around every corner of the Sity, a violent metropolis where enslaved humans are abused for the pleasure of the aliens. Victor and Carina are both blessed with mysterious supernatural powers and represent humanity’s best hope to escape. Will their personal demons cause them to unravel as they forge the destiny of their futures?
This is the first book in a planned four book series.
“If you love sci-fi…you will love The Sity! As a huge science fiction fan, I’m always seeking out fresh stories that think “outside the box” and that’s exactly what I’ve found in Geist’s first novel.” by Holly
“Curran has written a tale that is set in a future world with aliens and just before you feel deja vu setting in, the plot grips you. there are thrills, spills and gore and enough twists in the tale to make you wish the book does not end. but never fear, Curran will probably write a sequel and make your day. this genre is not my genre but even i got carried along in the story. ” by Ty Patterson
Victor’s fate hangs in the balance as he awaits the games of the Death Night. The young man will have to face his fears if he is to overcome the trials of the arena and claim his destiny.
Revelations about the past threaten to derail everything Carina has achieved in the colony. Will she hide from the truth or will she protect the ones she most loves?
In this dystopian thriller, humanity’s existence reaches a crossroads. The streets of the metropolis are overrun with alien troops on the hunt for escaped slaves. Deep in the underbelly of the Sity, lurk shadows of a worse horror. With Medtronik’s hold on the city of sin growing tenuous, the only solution to the Kuljik’s “human problem” is extermination.
The lines between good and evil continue to be blurred in the struggle for survival. For the road home is long and bloody. When the forces of humans and Kuljiks clash, only the cold remains.
“The story unravels layer by layer in several separate narratives, keeping the readers on their toes and sustaining a sense of mystery that works particularly well in this phenomenal futuristic, other-worldly and post-apocalyptic setting.” by Christoph Fischer
“This book is well written and exciting. It is told from several distinct points of view, and this was used to good effect by the author to create tension, to build emotional connection with the characters, and to draw the reader onwards through the story.” by Patricia Hamill
Curran Geist is the warped brain behind The Sity series. The inspiration for his books of extraterrestrial terror all began in the quaint town of Schwenksville, PA where he grew up. Curran often lived within books, and his vibrant imagination sucked him into nightmarish realms beyond the tiny town where he was raised.
For much of his life, Curran Geist has dedicated himself toward human rights work. He was honored to serve in AmeriCorps and also to work for Museum of Tolerance New York, Simon Wiesenthal Center, where he lead trainings to combat bigotry and discrimination. Human rights issues are still very important to Curran. In writing The Sity and Only the Cold Remains, Curran has merged his love of science fiction and horror genres with his belief in tackling social injustices. His novels paint a dystopian and post-apocalyptic landscape that mirrors many modern day social issues, including: the exploitation of children, sexual slavery, and cruelty towards animals.
Curran Geist is grateful to be a part of the At Hell’s Gate horror anthology series. All proceeds from these books support The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which helps wounded soldiers and their families.
Curran currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and newborn daughter.