The Lesser Evil

The Lesser Evil is a black-and-white graphic novel that explores what it means to have a dream. It was first published by ZetaBella in 2011/12, and a remastered edition of the book will be released in October 2017.

Peaceful Tomorrows, the sequel to The Lesser Evil, was published – also by Zetabella – in 2013, and was shortlisted in the 2013 Aurealis Awards for best graphic novel! It, too, will be re-released as a new edition in 2017.
The Game, the next book in the series, was published in 2014, and was shortlisted in the 2014 Aurealis Awards for best graphic novel!
All The King’s Men, the latest instalment in the series, was published in 2016!

Synopsis

Young Ross Tillman cannot wait to get out of school and pursue his dream of owning his own ship. Struggling against what seems to be his genetic fate, Ross is determined to avoid following his father into a career in local industry. The manufacture and sale of the narcotic tubinj is the economic cornerstone of Messar, but Ross is determined to escape from its pull.

For Stanley Myres, Chancellor of the galactic Senate, the writing appears to be on the wall. His political position is becoming more tenuous by the day, as rival factions in the Senate seem poised to enact a coup d’Ă©tat. In an attempt to retain control, he utilises his secret paramilitary forces and hatches a violent scheme that casts Messar into a state of civil war.

Overlord of exiled superpower Padakan House, Elam Padakan wants to create a better galaxy, with himself at its head. When the opportunity to liberate Messar from the Senate presents itself, he sees it as a chance to achieve everything he has ever striven for. There’s just one problem: he hasn’t even told his own brother what his true intentions are.

All three men are drawn into the civil war on Messar, and as their paths begin to intersect and tangle together, they come to realise that the galaxy has very different plans for all of their dreams.

The Lesser Evil is a book that examines what it means to have a dream… and what that dream can end up costing, regardless of whether it comes true.

Status: The Lesser Evil is currently out of print. The new edition releases in October 2017, but you can get it earlier. Sign up to my mailing list for updates.