After a brief and deadly civil war, in which forbidden weapons were used, Russia is just a fraction of what it used to be. The border of what now proudly calls itself the "Moscow Empire" is set just a few hundreds of miles away from the capital, by the broad river Volga, now poisoned by the fallout. For years, nobody has come from the other side of the bridge. Until now... Dmitry Glukhovsky is the author of the internationally best-selling series of Metro novels and creator of the expanded Metro universe which includes the video games by 4A Games. His books have been translated into 37 languages, more than 5 million copies sold worldwide.