An archaeologist makes a series of incredible finds and becomes involved, professionally and personally, with the Cabinet minister who made funding available for the dig. In a repressive political climate, Kate and Dan become increasingly concerned by the ramifications of the relationship, and the unsettling interest shown by the ambitious minister in the Heroic Age.
Ragnarok is a terrifying apocalyptic novel inspired by the invasive politics and surveillance culture of contemporary Britain.
One theme of this novel is the abuse of power by government ministers - and the ambitious staff of the agencies which they create and exercise some, but perhaps not sufficient, control over. As with Frankenstein’s monster, these creatures, synthesized in the great UK laboratory-of-the-police-state, may yet embarrass their political masters....