Willem of the Tafel by
Hans M. Hirschi
Beaten Track Publishing
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, LGBT, Post-Dystopian, Young Adult
Release Date: May 28, 2015
The world we know is gone, destroyed by greed and ignorance. On a post-apocalyptic Earth, centuries into the future, few have survived the Great War. Some have taken refuge deep inside a mountain. One of them, Willem, is exiled to the surface… Alone and struggling to survive, Willem embarks on an epic journey, making a discovery that could once again alter the future of humanity. Willem of the Tafel is an epic tale of survival, second chances, hope and undying love.
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“Good morning, Willem. Will you take us to your people today?”
With that question, all activity around the fire ceased, and everyone stared at Willem, standing in front of them. After the events of the night before they were all very eager to learn more about Willem and his kind, as unlikely as they seemed to be.
“I can take you to the gate, but I seriously doubt that we’ll be able to make any kind of contact,” Willem stated factually. “When they cast me out, and I discovered that the world above was healed, I tried to go back, but the gate was locked and no one answered my calls. I have no idea what I could do to get their attention. They live so far underground, unless someone is in the tunnel behind the gate, they’ll never hear what’s going on outside. And besides, I’m not allowed to return in the next ten years which, in Tafel society, is the equivalent of the death penalty. No one has ever returned from visits to the surface, and I doubt the council expected me to last this long. I’m fairly sure they thought I’d be dead within hours.”
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Hans M Hirschi (b. 1967) has been writing stories ever since he was a child. Adulthood and the demands of corporate life efficiently put an end to his fictional writing for over twenty years.
A global executive in training and channel development, Hans has traveled the world and had previously published non-fictional titles.
The birth of his son and the subsequent parental leave provided him with the opportunity to unleash his creative writing once again. With little influence over his brain’s creative workings, he indulges it, going with the flow.
A deeply rooted passion for, faith in a better world, in love, tolerance and diversity are a red thread throughout both his creative and non-fictional work. His novels might best be described as “literary romance, engaging characters and relevant stories that won’t leave you untouched, but hopeful.”
Hans is a proud member of the Swedish Writers’ Union and the Writers’ Center in Sweden.
The giveaway for Willem of the Tafel has 11 randomly chosen winners; 10 will receive $15 Gift codes to the author’s shop, but the grand prize winner will receive a free ticket to GayRomLit retreat 2015, in San Diego, CA, happening October 15-18th, 2015. Ticket value is $175, but if you win the grand prize, you’re responsible for travel and accommodations. Please notify the author in advance should you win and be unable to attend, so we can choose another recipient to enjoy the prize!
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