Rise of Ahrik is a science fiction story about the meaning of love in the face of war and violence. Under women’s rule, children are betrothed at birth to reinforce a peace that has stood for a thousand years. But when Zharla is forced to marry a man she doesn’t love, she starts to uncover troubling secrets. She suffers a brutal attack in the dead of night. Her new husband, Ahrik, leads a shadowy force of clone soldiers. A rebellion over men’s rights threatens women’s rule. The uncertainty of war leaves Zharla to wonder what she can do to protect the only world she has ever known.