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A friend of mine, who writes under the pen name of Gavin H. Wells, has written a fascinating novel and is self-publishing it.  Here is the prologue and first chapter:


It’s science fiction and that is not my genre.  But it held me – I had to find out what will happen at the end.  Lots of libertarian and Christian themes.  Plenty of action.  Definitely PG-13 (due to some violence and death) but suitable for teens.

Here’s my Amazon post for it:

I could not stop reading it! Even though I tried (this is not my favorite genre) and even though some of it was a heavy skim – I had to know what would happen at the end. I also like the twist of what was intended happened anyway even though the “believers” tried to stop it.. Many ideas – some Calvinistic and I am Wesleyan – such as cannot lose your salvation and a bit of predestination and irresistible grace (I do not know if was intended or not) and I was concerned that the “believers” did not have a better theology beyond the grave – that they would see each other again. Maybe I missed it in the heavy skim! 🙂 The use of names such as Staul is brilliant (I thought of Saul of Tarsus) and also Slygur for the bad guy – sounds bad to start with. Well thought out and I could see it as a movie. Can’t wait for books II and III. I also appreciated the libertarian ideas – such as the surveillance state and world government. I did read this book at the request of the author and got a free PDF copy.

Here is the place to buy it.  I was a reader of it as a favor (I did not get any pay for reading it other than I have a free copy!) and I did like it.  Good solid writing.  I can see Destitution as a movie.  It is a compelling story.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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