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Take a trip to the future of Texas decades after the Great Cultural War. As a result of the Cultural War Treaty, a vast area stretching from the center of Texas all the way to Arizona, called The Void has been deemed off-limits to any and every government agency. Children born with extraordinary powers are being sought out by rouge government agencies that want to control them. The citizens of The Void beg to differ. The government tried to mess with our freedoms and paid the price during the war; now they are messing with our children. Watch the fireworks.

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A Few Reviews

These reviews appeared on Amazon.

I’m about a third of the way through the book. It gets better with every page. Andy, you have written a very good enjoyable book. I have things I need to do today but haven’t started them because I need to find out what happens next in the story. I’ve read a lot of books over the years and it’s great when you find a book you can’t put down!

C. Freels
April 11, 2020

Lots of action in an unbridled expression of imagination unbound! Lovers of Josh Whedon’s Firefly will love this a sci-fi/western drama. Excellent reading – I couldn’t put it down!
I. Backus
April 14, 2020
This is a futuristic fantasy novel with a lot of action! The setting is Texas after the Cultural War Treaty has been set up. The treaty states the federal government and all of its agents may not enter the Void. The Void now belongs to no one and exists with its own rules. The inhabitants include “settlers”, gangs and drug cartels. Think of the wild west with modern technology and huge advances in very high-speed flight and aeronautics.

The “settlers” of the Void have come to rely on The Defender, believed to be a rogue superhero type that protects them from the gangs and the drug cartels. But the state Governor has led the Feds and the rest of Texas to believe that the Defender is causing issues rather than helping.

With the changes after the war, the federal government is now recognizing children possessing special gifts, like healing, mind reading, seeing the future, growing vegetation, and such. These children are being placed in special facilities and controlled. Two such children under the age of 9 are on the loose.

The Texas Rangers have become concerned that the Governor is manipulating the situation in the Void and are planning to intervene. With the help of the Walsh family, a family of scientists living off-grid, the Texas Rangers hope to protect the two children and defend both the Defender and the Void and ultimately get the Governor out of office.

Although at times wordy, the detailed descriptions of the settings and interactions make this is a worthwhile read.

J. Walker
May 22, 2020
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