Based in the universe, Beyond the Gates of Antares, the story centers around Batu, a Freeborn noble, who's shard has been infected with technology from a previous age. Thus, his shard is much more responsive and takes on a personality of its own. The PoV flips back and forth between Batu and Shaltok, an exiled Ghar captain.
Tim Bancroft has written for a wide range of RPG publishers in both the fantasy and SF genres. He was longlisted for the James White Award 2014 and won the inaugural Orwell Dystopian Short Fiction Prize. Tim has a Masters degree in Writing, focusing on SF and the poems of the Gawain-poet ('Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', etc), and also won Birmingham City University's film and fiction awards.