In The Lion & The Unicorn, an epic urban sci-fantasy adventure unfolds in a fully realised alternate reality story world.
In this world, the elusive ‘magic’ of psychic power is a recognised and essential part of modern urban living. Made available to subscribers exclusively by the britomart Conglomerate, who design, manufacture and distribute the disposable, psychic technology patches, known as brands. When applied to the skin, these Brands grant their user exponentially enhanced mental and physical capabilities.
There is a darker side to this technology, and in the litter-strewn streets away from the shining towers of the britomart and the crumbling decadence of the old royal city, poor, disenfranchised and openly antagonistic clans hijack the brand technology, boosting the power to create dangerous, telekinetic, pirate patches. This highly illegal, potent and addictive technology is vilified as the ‘scourge of the city’ by the media, who encourage a culture of fear and panic fuelled by reports of rising levels of lawlessness, violence and Psychic Terror.
The Lion and The Unicorn are brought together by the young, king Jonathan of the Rose as Defenders of the Realm and Keepers of the King’s Peace, in a direct response to this perceived threat.
Together the two heroes must overcome their differences and combine their unique abilities as the last line of defence against the patch-powered criminals and terrorists too powerful, dangerous and destructive for the regular authorities to handle.