Dallas, Texas - June 2, 2023 - Dr. Owen Parker’s “Cry of the Desert” has already established itself as a contender for the best book in this niche. Beta Readers have commented that it is hard to put down and is full of action and excitement. The author has established himself as a master wordsmith. Fans are excited about future books of the series.
The story opens in a dystopian desert landscape where Camp Gamma clings to the edge of a cliff, constantly besieged by mysterious hordes of shadows from the northern desert. The only protection for the camp is The Range, a magical energy fence upheld by its defenders wielding crossbows and pikes.
Cyrus, the newly appointed vice-commander, struggles to maintain the loyalty of his captains amid factional infighting between religious zealots and non-zealot defenders, as well as doubts about the competence of Tomias, the new commander. Meanwhile, Nora, a preceptor in the Core, strives to fulfill her duties and raise her adopted daughter, defying gender norms along the way.
“The Range: Cry of the Desert” is a gripping Military/Dystopian Fantasy tale that explores the challenges of loyalty, survival, and the fierce struggle between religious fanaticism and pragmatic defense. As ammunition and supplies dwindle, and with the true commander away on a desperate mission to secure aid from neighboring settlements, the stakes have never been higher. If Camp Gamma doesn’t receive reinforcements soon, The Range will be overrun, leaving the settlement vulnerable to the relentless shadow assault. Set against a backdrop of military desperation,
In this high-stakes battle, can Cyrus and Nora overcome internal strife and external threats to save their people, or will the shadows finally conquer Camp Gamma and extinguish the last flicker of hope? Dive into this suspenseful, character-driven story to find out.
Reviewer Testimonials carry a lot of weight in the literary sector. Alex, an Amazon Reviewer, had this to say, “5.0 out of 5 stars - Couldn't Put it Down! The Range is a fast-paced, character-driven novel that instantly grabs you and doesn't let go. Nora is a fantastic female protagonist, and her journey is extremely compelling. Watching Cyrus evolve throughout the story is also satisfying, and readers who appreciate well-thought-out characters with realistic motivations and responses will appreciate both protagonists.”
She goes on to say, “The universe the author designed is fascinating, and it's impossible not to become fully immersed. It has everything you could want in a dystopian fantasy novel: a plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat, characters you can root for, and strong positive themes. I got so invested I had to finish it in one sitting. Looking forward to book two.”
About The Author:
Owen Parker is a professor of strategic management and an avid reader of fiction and philosophy. He lives in Dallas with his wife, their daughter, and their two dogs.
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