Sheila Sullivan’s 1975 Summer Rising is a stand-alone post-apocalypse science fantasy novel.
Humanity was denied the finality of a dramatic, swift nuclear holocaust. Rather, decades of economic, technological, and social mismanagement have caused a slow, inexorable collapse across the planet. By the 2040s the United Kingdom is united no more. Instead, it is a patchwork of rundown communities forced back into a primitive agrarian lifestyle.
Bara has the misfortune to be pretty. She catches the eye of White Michael, lord of the so-called Outlanders. One rape later and Bara is pregnant with White Michael’s son. She names the boy Con.
Con is destined to be an important man, if he can elude his father and if he can somehow reach the far-off land where his destiny waits.