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Ukraine Set Novel Urges Remembrance of Forgotten Genocide
Almost ninety years ago six million Ukrainians fought an invisible battle unto death, hidden from the eyes of the world.
Sadly this genocide, of Holocaust proportions, is still largely unknown in the western world.
UK Author and Copywriter William Spencer is married to the daughter of a Holodomor survivor and his historical novel The Way of Vengeance, set during the Holodomor, launches in 2nd edition ebook format on all major digital platforms in March 2022.
"I wanted to bring the terrible reality of the Holodomor to life through the plight of a typical patriot farmer and his family. Though the Komysa family is fictional, the historical backdrop to the novel is an accurate representation of events affecting everyday life during the Holodomor," said Spencer.
His ebook novel The Way of Vengeance, which represents thousands of hours of research and writing, follows the plight of patriot farmer Danya Komysa and his family, as they fight for survival in a famine scarred land filled with Chekist Secret Police and Red Army troops, before being recruited by a powerful resistance group and taking on a deadly challenge.
"One of the most horrific aspects of the Holodomor was the plight of the children: parents preferred their children with any final remnants of food they could find, leaving them to watch their parents die a slow and agonizing death by starvation. As a consequence, millions of orphans roamed the countryside on an impossible journey to the cities in search of food. If they survived the Chekist check points and Red Army troops en-route, they then faced the unbelievable horrors awaiting them in the cities.
In Kharkiv, the then Capital city of the Ukraine, the streets were policed by Soviet troops. One of the most heart breaking and poignant images of the Holodomor is the children's death camp in the vast hangars of the Kholodnaya Gora buildings in Kharkiv City.
The children of Kholodnaya Gora are remembered in great detail in my book, by way of featured characters and events which re-live those horrific scenes which must not be forgotten," said Spencer.
THE WAY OF VENGEANCE can be purchased on all major digital platforms including Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble and Google Play from March 2022
The Way of Vengeance, eBook Novel © William David Spencer 2012 and 2nd Edition March 2022 ISBN 978-1-3999-2008-
Read samples/download on all major retail platforms here http://linktr.ee/
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Page Updated Last on: Mar 29, 2022