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A Dystopian Future is Closer than you think

It's Wednesday the 7th March 2018 - in the mainland UK. Everywhere else, it's June 1065. No one knows what caused The Break eleven months ago, but there's no sign of its end. England is settling into its new future a reindustrialising concentration camp. The rest of the world is watching... waiting... curious...

Jennifer thinks her family survived The Hunger because of their smuggling business - tampons and paracetamol to France, silver back to England. Little does she know what game her father was really playing, as she recrosses the Channel from an Impromptu mission of her own. Little can she know how her life has already been torn apart.

Who has taken Jennifer's parents? Where are they? What is the Home Secretary up to with the Americans? Why is she so desperate to lay hands on Michael? Will Jesus Christ return to Earth above Oxford Circus? When will the "Doomsday Project" go live?

Can the Byzantine Empire and the Catholic Church take on the British State, and win?

All will be answered - if Jennifer can stay alive in a post-apocalyptic London terrorised by cannibals, by thugs in uniform, and by motorbike gangs of Islamic suicide bombers.


''Fascinating to read, very well written, an intriguing plot

and I enjoyed it very much.'' - Derek Jacobi, star of I Claudius and Gladiator

''Vivid characters, devious plotting and buckets of gore are enhanced by his unfamiliar choice of period. Nasty, fun and educational.'' - The Daily Telegraph

''He knows how to deliver a fast-paced story and his grasp of the period is impressively detailed.'' - The Mail on Sunday

''A rollicking and raunchy read . . . Anyone who enjoys their history with large dollops of action, sex, intrigue and, above all, fun will absolutely love this novel.'' -Historical Novels

''As always, [his] plotting is as brilliantly devious as the mind of his sardonic and very earthy hero. This is a story of villainy that reels you in from its prosaic opening through a series of death-defying thrills and spills.'' - The Lancashire Evening Post

'It would be hard to over-praise this extraordinary series, a near-perfect blend of historical detail and atmosphere with the plot of a conspiracy thriller, vivid characters, high philosophy and vulgar comedy.' - The Morning Star

Used availability for Richard Blake's The Break

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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Break
Author(s): Richard Blake
ISBN: 1-910720-41-0 / 978-1-910720-41-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing
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Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Break
Author(s): Richard Blake
Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing
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