Younger Dryas

A novel by Michael McKay


It’s 12,800 years ago.

Jung, a boy from The Cloud Forest (modern day Aguas Calientes) in Peru, becomes separated from his tribe when a comet hits Earth.

Battling post-apocalyptic conditions—black, ashen skies, vanished plants and animals, below-freezing temperatureshe goes in search of his father who he lost the day before the impact. 

Retracing his father’s footsteps, Jung goes to Lake Titicaca where he encounters Kon-Tiki, a strange-looking man who has settled with the natives and claims to have sailed from The Pacific Islands on the other side of Earth.

Kon-Tiki tells Jung his peoplethe Viracochaknew the star was coming in advance because they have mapped all of the stars and all of Earth. He says his people sent him to Peru to build a pyramid in Nazcaa machine connected to the pyramids in Egypt that can take a passenger to any time and place in the universe. 

Kon-Tiki says Jung can use the pyramid to find his father if he can retrieve a piece of the star that caused the disaster. With his own reasons to visit the crash site, Jung agrees to the deal and journeys north.

But as things unravel, it becomes clear not everything Kon-Tiki has said is true. Is Jung just a pawn in his game?