The King Of America

The King Of America

by Rod Glenn

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Overview

The King of America is a gritty science fiction adventure of loyalty and betrayal.

King Paul Frelon...ruthless dictator or flawed leader?
President Grant Lexus...idealistic reformer or jealous traitor?
Two men...one nation divided...pick a side.

Set in an America where the future merges with the past, The King is betrayed by his closest friend, plunging the nation into a bloody civil war, spiralling to rival even the Great War itself...the war that ended the civilizations of the 21st Century.

As the two sides collide, the King is cast into a desperate chase across America as Lexus dedicates every resource to the hunt. In the ensuing revolution friends and families are torn apart. But even amidst the death and destruction old flames are rekindled and passions reawakened.

With a selfish, drug-addicted smuggler caught in the middle and a mysterious stranger with a hidden agenda lurking in the shadows, a divided nation must choose a side as the fate of America hangs in the balance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780956211408
Publisher: Wild Wolf Publishing
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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The King of America: Epic Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The King of America, a science fiction novel by Rod Glenn, is a fast-paced, skillfully written story. It grabs the reader from the very first page and takes them on a frightening journey into the future. In the future, the current countries undergo tremendous changes due to wars and form unexpected alliances and nations. Rod Glenn¿s America is ruled by a monarchy Europe, Asia, Africa are now individual Provinces. America is thrust into chaos and bloodshed when the King¿s friend, Lexus, betrays him. A bloody and violent war ensues as Lexus pursues the escaped King. There is a strong core of characters that take their responsibilities for the violence and death surrounding them to heart. King Paul, for example, realizes that his indulgences are one of the reasons America is at war. Those who support the King are driven by their loyalty and belief in him, offering their lives in his defense without a second thought. This and other revelations change him and force him to grow not just as a King but as a man. There are numerous minor characters that live and die within one paragraph. Their brief mentions only heighten the devastation and tragedy in the story. The King of America is not for the faint-hearted. It is a gritty tale of power grabbing and the brutalities of war.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You know that feeling you get when you are into a good book and can¿t wait to finish what you are doing so you can grab half an hour to read some more? The King of America did that to me. Having worked alongside Rod for a couple of years, I must confess that I bought the book purely out of curiosity, but found it a compelling read. Yes, it has violence, but then it is a war story. The story twists and winds with intrigue and betrayal, friendships and romance, death, destruction and remorse, bringing all the characters together in their quest for revenge and justice. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done Rod, looking forward to the sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are two kinds of science-fiction - novels written for, and by, physics students and stories that use allegory, wit and fancy to stretch the reader's imaginations beyond breaking point. Rod Glenn's lyrical futurist-epic falls, squarely, into the latter category. A major achievement
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! The King of America was a constant barrage on the senses. I can't wait for Rod Glenn's next book.