Peaceful Tomorrows

Six years have passed the events of The Lesser Evil. The war between Padakan House and Frank Tomhines’ Confederacy seems ready to end at almost any moment.

But dissenters from within the Confederacy oppose both the surrender and the leadership of Frank Tomhines… and forces from outside have their own plans to keep the battle raging.

As Frank begins to exploit weaknesses in the system he designed in order to maintain control, the key to lasting peace rests with two unlikely men: the first, a Padakan captain recruited into a shadowy conspiracy; and second, Ross Tillman, pulled against his will back into the centre of events.

Peaceful Tomorrows is a graphic novel that explores the consequences of compromising one’s core values, and the painful path to redemption.

The epic sequel to Shane W Smith’s The Lesser Evil, Peaceful Tomorrows was a finalist in the 2013 Aurealis Awards.


Peaceful Tomorrows was first published in two parts by 2013 (also by Zetabella), and will be re-released as a single volume in October 2017.

The Game, the next book in the series, was published in 2014, and an anthology set in the same universe entitled All The King’s Men was published in 2016.

Includes bonus story: Thinking Bigger

Takes place towards the end of Peaceful Tomorrows.

The events of Peaceful Tomorrows shook the galaxy. Nothing will ever be the same again. But do we really know what happened?

Thinking Bigger takes a closer look at the life of Frank Tomhines, and the events that led to his rise to power, and his fall from grace. It explores issues of faith and martyrdom.

Status: Peaceful Tomorrows is currently out of print. The new edition’s release date is in October 2017.