An alien race known as the Xzebuliens that exists in an alternate universe has developed the technology to create a rift in our own that appears on the blind side of the moon. They send asteroids through the rift and deflect them to land on all the major continents of Earth, containing a virus engineered to wipe out the human race, so they can leave their dying world behind after we are gone. However, there will be limitations to the virus, like how far and fast it spreads from the epicenters of the land masses that it strikes, making our environment toxic to humans but not to most other forms of life on the planet. The virus is also designed to turn the environment against humans, including plant and animal life.
What the aliens did not count on is that the rats of Earth are affected by the virus in a way that mutates them, rendering the virus inert so as not to be dangerous to us through them, but giving them the ability to become telepathic with people through the metacognitive abilities that they share with human beings, which are evidently lacking in other animal species. They eventually become our allies using their superior senses and intellect that work through us because of their mutated telepathic abilities and the metacognitive powers that both our species have in common in thwarting the alien attempts to invade.
An ancient secret the rats discover in an otherworldly alien Al database that they reveal to us through their enhanced mental abilities is so shocking that it will change the way people look at rats and our world forever. The human race becomes subservient to the rats because of their accidental alien viral metamorphosis as we depend on each other for the survival of both our species…
Gerald Rennie was born on February 26, 1963, in Matsquie, B.C., to a middle-class family. He was the third son, and he kept pet rats for most of his life. When he heard of other rat fanciers from around the world, he published his first book, “The Rat Worshipper: In The Nick of Time.” A beloved pet rat saved the lives of him and his entire family through a bizarre series of synchronicities. He later wrote the Rat Chronicles, in which the rats of Earth save humanity from certain extinction.