It is 500 years after the Great War destroyed the Earth. In this post-apocalyptic world where the governor is both feared and worshiped, Willow is a seventeen-year-old girl who is just trying to get through her last year of studies. But when her father dies, she experiences strange dreams that change everything about how she looks at the world and at herself.
Haunted by the death of her father and the dreams, Willow begins pushing herself beyond anything she could have imagined she was capable of.
In this last year of her schooling, she must make a choice as to what she wants to do with her life and how she wants to serve her people. Willow is expected to be a merchant, but her dream is to be a soldier.
Tristan, a young man at school in her fighting class, is upset that no one will challenge him. Much to his astonishment, Willow gives him a fair fight and beats him. Then she discovers just who he is. But there are things she doesn’t know about this young man. She has no clue that both of them have had something similar happen in their pasts.
In this world, you can’t trust anyone. Even the one closest to you could be a traitor.Soon after visiting Tristan’s house, her world is turned upside down. Willow is exiled and sent into the Forbidding, a place no one wants to go. Poisonous gasses fill the air, and survival is not expected. Monstrous creatures are everywhere, and chances are high that you will be eaten. Then Willow finds an underground world that is like nothing she has ever imagined.
Dispocalypse is a fantasy lover’s dream book. Fantastic creatures— clickers, shadow walkers, dwarves, werebits, wildings—fill its pages. Some of these creatures will horrify you, others will enchant you.
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The Academy taught everyone that the Dominion was acting in the public’s best interest by limiting the weapons allowed in people’s hands.
Her stomach turned and Willow swallowed hard at the bitter taste in the back of her throat as she grudgingly walked to what might be the end of her life.
The coppery scent of blood was in the air and Willow felt a strange prickly sensation crawling all over her skin as if she were being nibbled on by a thousand ants.
She felt the blisters that had formed on the bottoms of her feet pop, making every step an unmitigated torture.
Everything that she’d been taught aboveground was a lie, propaganda that had saddled humanity with the unknowing yoke of lies that were now centuries old.
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About the Author:
Michael Rothman is an Army brat, a polyglot, and the first person in his family born in the United States. Given his first-born American status, he grew up with English as his third language. As a child, he always had an active imagination and would continuously drive his family crazy with a myriad of “what if” questions.
After a while, they shoved him at the local public library and that’s when he was finally introduced to the world of books, and more specifically, science fiction and fantasy novels. His earliest influences were J.R.R. Tolkien’s classics as well as those of Isaac Asimov. Titles such as these tickled his imagination both as a child and into adulthood.