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Dystopian fantasy novel "like a literary Hunger Games" published today
'The Death of the Wave' is a dystopian fantasy novel set in an oppressive state that satirizes standardized testing.
Author G. L. Adamson explained the driver for her novel: "A villain always thinks himself the hero. That is the main point that drove this book, as it is told through three distinct points of view around several fictional historical events, each looking at the events from a different side. There are several rebellions in this novel, all revolving around a character that seems to be the main protagonist. Some characters do extraordinary things. All do some pretty awful things in order to further their cause, and every last one thinks that they are the hero of their own story, and in that way, they are right."
Commenting on the release, Greyhart Press publisher Tim C. Taylor said: "When I saw the submission query for this book, at first it sounded very much like 'The Hunger Games'. While it's true that fans of the current wealth of dystopian genre novels will find plenty to enjoy in 'The Death of the Wave', I soon realized that Adamson was sinking far deeper literary and philosophical roots. I could sense George Orwell rubbing shoulders with George R. R. Martin, Jean-Paul Satre re-mixing Alan Moore's 'V for Vendetta'. Adamson takes those rich influences and uses them to build something that's all hers and all new. 'The Death of the Wave' is a challenging and often uncomfortable read, but it is not a book you will forget in a hurry. I certainly didn't."
'The Death of the Wave', a literary novel of a dystopian America, is published March 19th 2014 in paperback (ISBN 978-1-909636-
Follow this link for the US Kindle edition: http://www.amazon.com/
Notes to editors
About G. L. Adamson: A mysterious figure who enjoys writing things down, Adamson has a wide range of works, ranging from horror and suspense fiction, to sci-fi, to urban fantasy and conservation literature. Her debut novel with Greyhart Press, "The Death of the Wave", is a dystopian fantasy novel set in an oppressive state that satirizes standardized testing.
When she isn't writing books, she studies wildlife management and nonprofit management at a university, interviews Maasai pastoralists about wildlife conflict, hikes strange mountains, saves murderous owls, creates plays and screenplays and builds tiny scaled models of medieval siege weaponry.
Contact Adamson at her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/
About Greyhart Press. British independent publisher Greyhart Press has been publishing fantastic genre fiction since 2011, and by 2013 was topping several amazon.com genre bestseller lists. To date, Greyhart Press has published 43 books by 17 authors. www.greyhartpress.com