They buried him with a broken heart, unable to go on after his wife of 50 years passed away from cancer. Then they dug him up 300 years later, gave him a new body, new abilities and made him fight in a war to defeat the Velkin, a race of terrible alien invaders.
He helped the Risen destroy the Velkin armies, defeat their Fleet Master and obliterate their massive siphon before it could drain the Earth of its vital goa. But the war didn't end there.
It was just beginning.
The sequel to Risen, Risen: Darklight is the second book in the Risen saga as it follows juggernaut Max Niekro in his quest to defeat the Velkin and save the Earth.