Solace by Kevin Tomaszewski
Long ago, a race of protectors known as Wardens departed the world of Varia to live above the clouds for unknown reasons. Now, a lone Warden named Alexander returns to search for a way to retrieve a loved one from the realm of the dead, the Abyss. The world he finds is not the one he expects as its magic, nature and civilization has been replaced with industrialized war, destruction and a night that never ends.
Against the backdrop of a world gone wrong, Alexander will confront its harsh realities, malevolent forces and an ancient secret that threatens to unravel his very soul. In the face of these obstacles, Alexander must face these dark forces in a quest to save another’s soul, all while he tries to keep his own.