Welcome to Akkadia, where a post-apocalyptic island of ancient yachts provides safe haven for a thriving oasis of life amidst civilization’s catastrophic collapse in the wake of rising sea levels, drought, war and disease. In their safe, cloistered existence, Akkadians have become complacent despite signs around them that the sea is still changing, still rising. Fierce, independent and charismatic, Aqual — the granddaughter of The Admiral, who envisioned and built Akkadia 65 years earlier — fears for the future of her island home, and in rescuing the crew of a small boat under attack by pirates unwittingly sets off a chain of events that will threaten the very existence of her homeland and create the promise of fulfilling her grandfather’s vision for the emergence of a new, saner civilization for their people and for mankind.
Approximately 75% of the world’s population lives within 50 miles of the sea. In America, 75% live within 25 miles of a coastline, lakeshore or riverside. Especially since Superstorm Sandy, sea level rise has moved into the public vernacular and the geo-political consciousness, and everyone who lives by the water has contemplated what the future holds for their children and grandchildren in the coming decades. The Admiral paints a very real scenario of what might happen, and what terrors the new world of our own making might hold.