- Oct. 12, 2018
-- Central Illinois Author Releases Embers of Liberty, a Chronicle of the American Dream in a Dark Future
Pekin, Il, 10/11/2018 - Trever Bierschbach released his first novel, Embers of Liberty, on the 11th of October. He's been writing for years with short stories and novelettes on Amazon.com and small press publications. He also writes as a journalist for gaming and comic interests on various sites from Highlandarrow.com to Fragsandbeer.com. He lives and works in Central Illinois, and has travelled and live throughout the U.S. all his life.
Embers of Liberty is set in a dystopian future where America has changed drastically from what we know. The story explores the will of the human spirit to be free, and to seek that freedom for loved ones. It shows what people are capable of when faced with the danger of losing everything for the hope of freedom. The story follows John, a man like many of us, with a family, work, friends, but is it enough?
John Evermann's world never changes. He goes to the same assigned job every day. He lives in the same house his family was placed in years ago. He picks up their weekly rations on Friday, and watches the same federally approved news broadcasts every night after dinner. Everything is as it is dictated to be, from the number on the back of his work jacket to the permanent curfew that keeps everyone safely in doors. Everyone has what they need to survive, and everyone contributes. It's a perfect life, for some. It's not enough for John and his friends.
America is torn apart from civil war after the rise of a tyrannical President. The Republic of Texas lies to the west, a shining beacon of freedom. When the most radical authoritarian policies are passed some states followed Texas into secession, clinging to the legacy of the Founders. That is where John looked for the future of his family and the friends who came to rely on him. A land of choice and liberty. A place where his children can grow up to be who they want, not who they're told. They just have to get there.
Embers of Liberty is available on Amazon.com <https://www.amazon.com/dp/1726636186>
; and is coming to local stores soon. <Use of cover image on Amazon for publication is permitted, the author owns all rights to the image>