It’s the summer of 3129, one thousand years after meteors destroyed most of life on Earth. The city of Akhet endures in the barren desert landscape of what remains. Ethos, an artist living in poverty within the gilded city, renders commission work for the families of missing girls. When his best friend reveals she and the vanishing citizens are all witches, they discover the horrifying link between the disappearances and a godlike elite named Ra. Their investigation abruptly ends in the tragic death of a beloved friend, which forces Ethos into the lawless wasteland beyond the city after escaping with his life.

As Ethos traverses the desolate and dangerous outskirts, a fateful interaction leaves an alien ghost bound to his body and consciousness. They must work together if either is to survive and accomplish their conflicting, yet closely connected goal. After discovering powers forged in his bond with the ghost, Ethos vows vengeance against Ra and the rulers of Akhet, including Set, an android and self-proclaimed god. But an unseen threat stirs within the bowels of the Earth, one with an even greater thirst for revenge against Set. An ancient darkness more menacing than any god. With the fate of the world on the line, Ethos must choose between his revenge or salvaging what’s left of his crumbling humanity to fight the dark forces both outside and within him.


S.E.T. THE EARTH ON FIRE is written by Kyle Noland.
“I’m the director of marketing and design for a multi-franchise corporate office during the day and an avid writer, reader, and digital artist at night. I have a BFA in visual communications, graduate of 2011. S.E.T. is my debut novel, but I already have many more in the works. As a gay writer, I want to add LGBTQ+ representation to my books in a way that’s often not done well, or at all. I’m a huge sci-fi fantasy and action-adventure fan, which is why I write in the genre. Write the book you want to read, right? Well, I do just that. I’m relentless in my goals and overbearingly positive even in the worst of times. I never give up, even when all the odds are stacked against me. It’s been a tough journey, in life and on the road to discovering my second lifelong dream career (author), but my passion and love for creativity will always get me through anything.”

Twitter: @Kyle_Noland


Mickey Art Productions for amazing cityscape & map drawings for my book.
Brittany Sutherland (OPAL ACORN) for being such a great illustrator to work with.
To anyone who loves the story and helps to spread the word about it. Dreams are always very difficult things to pursue, but with enough help and love from anyone who enjoys the story, this author’s dream may just become a reality.


The story and characters are all created from the mind of the writer and only exist for the entertainment of the reader. Any similarities to any real or fictional entities are purely coincidental. Please feel free to share your enjoyment of this novel online. Spreading the word about this novel will greatly help not only this project, but all future endeavors as well.