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The Noble Warrior

(2012)
(The second book in the Empire of the North series)
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"I read everything Brendan DuBois writes. Science fiction, fantasy, mystery, it doesn't matter. He's one of the best." --- Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Hugo award-winning author

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Hundreds of years after the War of the World devastated humanity, only one nation is still thriving in North America: the Empire of the Nunavit, also known as the Empire of the North, where Canada once stood.

From this Empire, young Sire Armand de la Couture travels south with his father by airship on a trading mission to a city-state called Potomick, which was once the capitol of the world's greatest empire, known as Amerka.

There, among the ruins of buildings and museums, he comes upon a sacred site, a temple of a bearded, brooding man, sitting on a throne, looking out upon a rectangular pond. The man is known as Father Abram, and centuries ago, the stories say, he once freed the slaves. He is now worshipped and offerings are left at his feet, for the oppressed people of Potomick pray that a new Father Abram will arise and free the slaves once again.

Armand soon returns to the safety and comfort of his Empire, but takes a critical look at his Empire's society, where indentured servants work for families to work off debts decades old, and Armand begins to ask questions. But soon Armand catches the attention of his Empire's security forces, and he is forced to make a terrible decision: to betray his noble family and the Empire that has raised him, or to fight for those who have no voice, who are slaves in name and in deed, struggling to survive in the Empire of the North.

In this stunning debut work of a three-novel series, award-winning winner author Brendan DuBois sets a new world among the ashes of the old, where the humanity-long struggle between freedom and slavery takes place in the ancient lands once known as Canada and America...

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Coming soon, the sequel to "The Noble Warrior".... "The Noble Prisoner: Book Two of the Empire of the North."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of twelve novels and more than 100 short stories. His novel, "Resurrection Day," won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternative History Novel of the Year.

His short fiction has appeared in Playboy, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, nd numerous other magazines and anthologies including "The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century," published in 2000 by Houghton-Mifflin. Another one of his short stories appeared in in "The Year's Best Science Fiction 22nd Annual Collection" (St. Martin's Griffin, 2005) edited by Gardner Dozois

His short stories have twice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and have also earned him three Edgar Allan Poe Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America.

Cover art for this Kindle edition by Jeroen ten Berge. Visit his website at http://jeroentenberge.com.

    

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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Noble Warrior: Empire of the North: Book One
Author(s): Brendan DuBois
ISBN: 1-4921-9526-X / 978-1-4921-9526-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Noble Warrior (The Empire of the North Book 1)
Author(s): Brendan DuBois
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