But these new abilities came at a cost. He tired quickly and became ravenous with hunger, eating mixing-bowl sized portions of rice6 in a meal.
He’d need his energy7. The comet had cleared a swatch of land deep in the mountains, revealing some ancient towers8 resembling the Library of Alexandria. People affected by the comet had started “clanning up”9 and preparing for the journey.
Tom wasn’t sure how aggressive the competition would be, but he knew he’d have to move quickly to stay in front of the pack.