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Ukraine Set Historical Novel Purchased by UK Library Services
This follows on from recent feature press coverage in the Bradford Telegraph and Argus
“In addition to recent press coverage, I am truly delighted that the discerning literary professionals in a number of the UK’s library services are gradually picking up the The Way of Vengeance via Overdrive.” Said the author today.
WILLIAM SPENCER is a Bradford born novelist, copywriter and bookseller. During the early nineties he was a Manager with the Bradford based travel giant ILG. He was then employed by an Oxford based publishing house for a period of five years, representing them in Yorkshire, the Channel Islands, and the B.F.P.O military bases across Europe. He has been a certified member of the Institute of Copywriting since 2006
The driving force behind his work as a fiction author is to give a voice to the disenfranchised and dispossessed people groups of history.
His debut novel THE WAY OF VENGEANCE was inspired by his late mother-in-law, who was a childhood survivor of the Soviet terror famine and purges in 1930’s Ukraine. A synopsis of THE WAY OF VENGEANCE is below.
When the wife of a Partisan is murdered, The Way Of Vengeance begins, as one man defies a nation and strikes deep into the heart of the Soviet terror machine...
In the midst of famine during a forgotten Soviet Genocide, DANYA KOMYSA is a proud Cossack Partisan, forced to witness the murder of his wife during a Soviet Purge. Despite his heroic defiance, against the notorious and powerful General Vratek, his lone crusade for retribution seems hopeless. Now as Danya wrestles with his destiny he encounters a powerful resistance group and takes on a deadly challenge.
He must chaperone NATALKA ZAKHAROV, Russia's most wanted fugitive, to Kharkiv City as she flees from the same Chekist General who murdered his wife. As the Secret Police pursue the pair across the nation, Danya and his Chekist adversary are drawn ever closer together. Relentless conflict and incarceration soon follow as the chase builds to a dramatic climax in Kharkiv City. Finally, Danya settles an astonishing score from the past, delivering a fatal blow deep into the heart of the Soviet terror machine. Set against a backdrop of real historical events THE WAY OF VENGEANCE is an unforgettable journey of passion, courage and survival.
The Way of Vengeance is available now from Waterstones.com, or via Library Services in Hampshire and Leicester.