'Martyr' Follows Young Man's Adventure in Dystopian Society
Author Jackie Carr weaves a captivating sci-fi fantasy adventure that follows a young man's journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. "Martyr" (published by Xlibris) is a powerful tale that reflects how choices do not define the entirety of a person; that if the heart is in the right place, one should not worry about the gravity of their decisions.
In a dystopian time where social castes and hierarchy engulf one's sense of self, readers follow Elliot, an intelligent young man belonging to the common class - a pitiable title given to those not born of noble blood. Amidst civil unrest and uncertainty, Elliot is compelled to make life-altering decisions and he defies a Council whose cruelty and power are unmatched. As he risks his life in war, famine and the dissolution of his people in an effort to reclaim his lost loved one, Liana, he soon realizes that his decisions affect not only himself, but also those he holds dearest to his heart. In this timeless journey, alliances will be forged while others will shatter; choices will be made while its consequences surface; and love will be the pinnacle of danger. Elliot will uncover hidden truths about the corrupt class system, the pretext for a total disregard of human propriety and wars long forgotten - eventually leading him to discover a radical revelation pertaining to the origins of mankind itself.
"The story draws of human expression," author Carr explains, "When do we as people ever feel just one way? People are complex and unpredictable, we have many emotions and our minds change constantly." This enthralling tale of excitement and adventure magnifies the importance of finding one's self by choosing who to keep around; allowing one's friends to help shape them into who they are and what they were meant to be.
Action-packed, highly imaginative and indisputably absorbing, "Martyr" is a sci-fi fantasy that seeks to inspire people to aspire to be better than they are today, in any aspect of their lives.
By Jackie Carr
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 156 pages | ISBN 9781499031621
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 156 pages | ISBN 9781499031638
E-Book | 156 pages | ISBN 9781499031614
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About the Author
Jackie Carr is the author of the book "Martyr," a large scale sci-fi/fantasy adventure novel and his debut publication. Living in Las Vegas, Nev. and pursuing a degree in small business management, Carr seeks a career as an author with works ranging from short stories, novels and screen plays, all to be released at a later date.
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