"Bats of the Republic"is anilluminatednovel of adventure, featuringhand-drawn maps and natural history illustrations, subversive pamphlets and science-fictional diagrams, and even a nineteenth-century novel-within-a-novel an intrigue wrapped in innovative design. In 1843, fragile naturalistZadock Thomas must leave his beloved in Chicago to deliver a secret letterto an infamous general on the front lines of the war over Texas. The fate of the volatile republic, along with Zadock s future, depends on his mission.When a cloud of bats leads him off the trail, he happens upon something impossible... Three hundred years later, the world has collapsed and theremnants of humanity cling to a strange society of paranoia.Zeke Thomas has inherited a sealed envelope from his grandfather, an esteemed senator.When that letter goes missing, Zekeengages a fomenting rebellion that could free him if it doesn t destroy his relationship, his family legacy, and the entire republic first. As their stories overlap and history itself begins to unravel, a war in time erupts between a lost civilization, a forgotten future, and the chaos of the wild. "Bats of the Republic"is a masterful novel of adventure and science fiction, of elliptical history and dystopian struggle, and, at its riveting core, of love."
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Used availability for Zachary Thomas Dodson's Bats of the Republic
October 2015 : USA Hardback
October 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition