New Dark Ages


The X Gang face off with Earl Turner, a presidential candidate straight out of their nightmares.

It is a dangerous, divisive time in America. A far-right political candidate is seeking the presidency and stirring up hatred against minorities. The X Gang, meanwhile, have lost one of their friends to that presidential candidate — and are encountering manifestations of hate practically everywhere they go.

With his band, the Hot Nasties, about to embark on its first North American tour, and several recent murders in the punk
scene linked to its gigs, Kurt Blank and the rest of the X Gang have some difficult decisions to make.

New Dark Ages is about surviving in a nasty, brutish, and short-sighted time — and whether one should just go along or fight back.


This fast paced, engaging and entertaining read is also extremely timely, and one we should all pay attention to as we sadly witness the rise of a dangerous new form of alt-fascism.

— Jim Lindberg, Pennywise

This book will hit home for older, politically aware teens looking for a story of unconventional heroes rising up against reckless hate.


New Dark Ages takes readers into a world not often explored in teen literature — punk rock culture of the early 1980s.

CM Magazine

About the Author

Warren Kinsella

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Warren Kinsella

Warren Kinsella is an author, musician, lawyer, and political consultant. His previous books include Recipe for Hate and New Dark Ages from the X Gang series, and the national bestseller Web of Hate. Warren also plays bass in the punk band SFH and runs the popular blog The War Room. He lives in Toronto.