- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Once Upon A Time Press (September 27, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615847269
- ISBN-13: 978-0615847269
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,303,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Author
First and foremost, my goal in writing Phoenix Republic is to tell a story that feels real and credible; to pierce the reality-bias that affects us all. Our familiar world is rapidly changing. Not unlike the titanic cultural shift affecting England following World War One, the underpinnings of our daily lives have reached a breaking point that may well lead to a fundamental shift in life as we live it today. Phoenix Republic depicts a scenario average people can identify with. If Americans at least consider what they see happening around them every day the endeavor will be a success.
From the Inside Flap
Why write Phoenix Republic:
Like many Americans, I pretty much believed that for the most part the men and women we elected to represent us in Washington DC, to one degree or another, believed in freedom and in the greatness of America. Over the last couple of decades that belief has eroded.
The truth is, I was ignorant. I've now come to the conclusion that there is a political and cultural elite in this country. These people, I believe, are convinced that they know better what is good for America than the rest of us; and are more than willing to impose their world view upon the country using any means necessary.
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Phoenix Republic starts in the world we all see around us, but quickly devolves because of a house of political cards that could go wrong, did. The stories that unfold come from future headlines that look eerily similar to the ones we see today. It's a cautionary tale.
Almost better than the story is the way that it's told. One likes the characters, even if you disagree with them. An immersion in events such that one wants to be there, with those people, fighting along side them. Getting to know them.
I have a love/hate relationship with cliffhangers. I love when they draw the eyes to the coming chapters and hate the lack of sleep that comes with that lead. In this case they were well crafted and the payoff worth the lack of sleep.
In sum, if you like a good adventure, Phoenix Republic is a great read. If you look around at America and wonder where we could be heading, this look at a possible dystopian future will not only give you a great mind, but a lot to think about.
Staying in the tradition of Orwell and Bradbury, the author follows the path we are on down past where our comfort zone doesn't want to go for a glimpse at " What if?"
Action packed and very thoughtful written, there is a variety of main characters from all walks of life, so anyone is sure to connect with one or more and see the results of very realistic scenarios through your own eyes. It made me think.It helped me understand current events in the practical big picture instead of the 30 second, disconnected news sound bites.
I loved it and look forward to joining this author for future adventures.
The author made me see the evils of socialism, the political elite, and too much government overreach. An eye-opener for sure. Author Danielle Wedgeworth spins thriller, a little romance, drama, action, and the importance of family sticking together into one spine-tingling tale.
The book grabbed my attention from the first page. A must read. For me, this book was an eye opener.
Hope to see this on the big screen.