The THIRD of Four parts in the HeavenField story.
Welcome to The HeavenField - a place of dreams and nightmares that waits upon the edge of reality.
Nations, clandestine Government Agencies and Supernatural horrors, all these fight for supremacy,
and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Welcome to The HeavenField. The Battle has Begun...
The third installment of The HeavenField Novel – a fast-paced science-fiction thriller set within a British experimental Scientific Researcher Facility.
Alex finds himself incarcerated by his former allies, unable to intervene as they slide inexorably towards a war for control of the HeavenField. He is lost in a personal struggle to resist the terrifying effects of his exposure to the Field, and a descent into madness.
Back at the Maunsworth Research Facility, Grace Palmer and Thomas Sullivan must try and save the Project as it comes under attack from both within their trusted team, and from the HeavenField itself.
After the attempts to destroy the HeavenField project have ended in disaster, the protaganists must regroup and prepare for the final battle to come...
“The others tell me that I waste my time on my visits to you Alexi,” said Henschel, from his seat at the table in Alex’s cell. Henschel’s eyes darted around the room once more. Alex had noticed the old man was exhibiting more and more signs of madness. “They say you are too great a risk, and that I should simply kill you,” He smiled, trying to gauge Alex’s reaction.
“And is that what you intend to do?” asked Alex morosely. The visits from Henschel were becoming ever more alarming, and Alex didn’t expect to survive much longer. Perhaps this would prove to be the moment.
“Oh, I can’t do that,” Henschel giggled, with a wild light in his eye. “You are much too powerful Alexi, don’t taunt me. But you are a risk. You must try to fight the enemy within yourself, to come back to us!”
HeavenField 3 - Episode 07
Survivors - Previously...
Gutteridge manages to get the captured Fieldship back to the American Entry-Point, and Speers withdraws his troops from the Field.
Back at the Maunsworth Research Facility, Susan Morranne, a friend of Thomas Sullivan, sneaks down to the labs in the hope of seeing him off before he enters the HeavenField. But it appears that the spy within the labs has been discovered, and security forces move in. Just as the labs are trying to bring back the stricken expedition, the fire alarms sound, and once more they are forced to evacuate the Facility, stranding the expedition team.
Alex travels to the Maunsworth Entry-Point and finds the Exile soldiers blocking his way. He manages to break through to the Entry-Point, but is once again confronted by the Demon Girl. As she disappears, Thomas and Grace find their way to the Entry-Point, and the chance to return home...
HeavenField 3 - Episode 06
A Siren - Previously...
At the American Entry-Point, Gutteridge and his covert team infiltrate behind the lines of the Exile blockade and capture an enemy Fieldship. Now they must attempt to fly it back to their Entry-Point.
Back in the Exile Fortress, Alex is confronted by a deranged Dr. Henschel, who helps him escape from his cell. Henschel reveals that it has been he, not Alex, under the influence of the Demon Girl, and in a moment of lucidity has destroyed the Exile Array and opened up the Fortress to the attacking Demon army. Alex makes for Hangar 13, where Henschel has a Fieldship waiting to aid his escape.
Meanwhile, at the Maunsworth Entry-Point, the expedition is still under attack from the Exile soldiers. Grace and Thomas, separated from the group attempt to hide in the ruins, but Thomas is shot by an Exile soldier and his suit is breached. As he is overcome by the atmosphere of the Field he spies a mountainous figure who comes to their rescue.
Thomas awakens to find himself in the company of an entity he calls an angel, who heals his wounds and repairs his suit. Thomas returns to the Field, and finds Grace. Together they head off into the howling sandstorm...
HeavenField 3 - Episode 05
A Cruel Angel - Previously...
At the Maunsworth Entry-Point, the British expedition is exploring the strange world of the HeavenField. While looking over a newly-discovered collection of buildings, they are attacked by a group of Exiles.
The main security force, along with Gary Starling and Stuart Nicks, are forced to engage them in a fire-fight. But Grace and Thomas find themselves split from the group, and run further into the ruins in a desperate attempt to evade their pursuers.
Meanwhile Speers' American Accelerator Array is complete. His newly-formed army enters the HeavenField, only to discover their Entry-Point encircled by a force of Exile soldiers. Speers though, ever-more delusional, clings to his belief that it is the British who are attacking.
Realising that their adversaries have access to far-superior technology, Speers orders Gutteridge to lead a covert team into the Field in a desperate attempt to capture and return with an enemy Fieldship...
HeavenField 3 - Episode 04
A Cry for Help - Previously...
Stuart Nicks and Gary Starling return to the Facility after recovering from the horrors of their time in the HeavenField. The Project appears to be back on track, and plans are made to return to the Field, but work on the new Production Facility adjoining the labs is progressing apace as the military starts producing suits and weapons based upon the captured Exile technology.
After a few cautious experiments, expeditions begin again, and soon Thomas Sullivan finds himself on his first journey into the HeavenField.
The American Speers is manipulating fears over the Field in order to fund the creation of an American Accelerator Array, and build an army. His paranoia over his actions towards the Maunsworth Base has led him to believe that it is the British, not the Exiles who are responsible for threats upon Heads of State. Speers is in danger of dragging the Americans into confrontation with the British.
And all the while Alexi must endure his incarceration deep beneath the Exile Fortress. His mind is close to breaking, as he endures the visits by Dr. Henschel, who awakens ever-more terrifying nightmares within him...
HeavenField 3 - Episode 03
Return to the Field - Previously...
Grace's suspicions over the investigations into the Maunsworth Research Facility are aroused as she speaks to Aubrey Wilson. He has been sent by the government to oversee the troubled Project.
She sets the brilliant but eccentric Thomas Sullivan the task of studying the plane crash data, and he makes some startling discoveries. As well as proving that the experiments couldn't have caused the crash, he also uncovers traces of a virus planted on the labs' computers.
Armed with this information, Commander James appeals for the reinstatement of the Standing-Point Project, and upon seeing the threat now faced from the HeavenField, the government agrees upon a whole new level of investment.
But to Grace's dismay, the research into the HeavenField appears to be taking an ever-more military direction...
HeavenField 3 - Episode 02
A Turning Point - Previously...
Grace Palmer and Commander James come to terms with the shock of the Exile attack upon the Maunsworth base, and discuss what to do about the recovered body of the Exile soldier.
The pressure to shut down the Project intensifies as Detective Scott's investigation mounts, and the mysterious Aubrey Wilson is sent by the government to oversee the matter.
Meanwhile, Alex returns back through the HeavenField to the Exile Fortress, and is met by a hostile Dr. Henschel. He has Alex incarcerated, claiming he has been taken by, as yet, unknown forces, and that he has sabotaged the mission. He is thrown in a prison cell and left to reflect upon the deaths of Yuri and Krisz....