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Be prepared to ponder freedom, the value (and pitfalls) of democracy, morality, and societal division in this dystopian epic told from the perspectives of five different characters ...
In 2196, the Republic is the sole surviving state of the new world. The Father rules the people. The Law aims to avoid the mistakes of the old world.
Religion is outlawed.
Electric fences separate citizens from other people.
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Heath is born in one of the lawless sectors outside of the Republic and is brought up to resist it. Inspired to make a difference after his parents are killed, he joins a rebel group sourcing supplies for his community. Despite progress, Heath knows that his fight for freedom and salvation is a perpetual one and perhaps impossible.
Then two of Heath’s friends don’t return from a mission. Heath learns of a tunnel built under the fences, leading to the other side. But who built it? And why?
When the opportunity for liberation arises, the fate of the new world and the legacy of the old one hang in the balance. Heath and his people face a ruthless enemy, one even more merciless than before.
Can Heath look into his heart and find the trust and hope the new world needs — to take the ultimate risk?
A bold and gripping dystopian novel, In the Name of the Father is an inspiring story of love, transformation and the human spirit, transcending what it means to search for truth and fight for life.
And what it means to believe in something greater.
Dystopian Fiction/Suspense Thriller/Action & Adventure/Censorship & Politics
A Note From the Publisher
'Debut author McDermott offers a sweeping dystopian novel about a repressive regime and those who rebel against it … Readers will find themselves invested in what happens when the lives of the characters collide. A futuristic tale that’s heavy on worldbuilding but still races to its inevitably violent conclusion.' — Kirkus Reviews
'An extremely entertaining, thought-provoking and enticing book. Spine-tingling from start to finish. An epic.' Margaret Rose
'Thrilling and utterly terrifying. The world the characters live in is either completely unimaginable or horrifyingly real - you decide.' J. Prime