REM: 8 Vol 1
It's the year 2228 and our earth is a dystopian nightmare. The Senji, a dangerous Asian syndicate now fully control technology and thus; the world.
We harnessed the energy from our solar system and machines have been created to imprint a human soul. At puberty the soul link is established. If the child survives, they remain human and live a digitally sound life in the city hovering above ground, The REM. If the link is not established; the child begins to transform into a beast mirroring aspects of their astrological sign. Disconnected from the REM and cast out of society, these beasts are known as the Gaians. To stay alive they are forced to live near the earth's core and funnel what little energy is left.
Born into this world of strange magics, ancient rights and technological powers; Tae Rayne is an anomaly. Neither Human or Gaian, she alone stands outside the REM, able to manipulate it at her will. Property of the state she is passed from hand to hand.
Claimed by the Senji at the age of 15, she is initiated into House Geisha, to be trained as a weapon of sensuality and death. By 18 she is world famous for her ability to walk through a man's fantasy, and fulfill his darkest desires.
By order of the Senji, she killed 8 times with the promise that her friend's life would be spared. Only to watch that life be taken before her eyes. Her last hope of salvation is to retrieve her soul from the lords of the world and the mythological jar holding it captive.
A trail of bloody carnage follows, as she cuts her way to the heart of the Senji, and a man more powerful than any Ancient God.
REM 8 is unlike any tale you’ve been told. You will awake in a futuristic world governed by ancient asian mythology. It will take you deep into the darkest parts of the soul, test the boundaries of your mind and make you question everything you know.