#AtoZChallenge : Dark Age by Felix O Hartmann
This is part of the month-long #AtoZChallenge.
by Felix O. Hartmann
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
In 2154 the world as we know it has fallen into oblivion. Mankind lives decimated and scattered in the remnants of the old world. But only few know what really happened. Growing up in a secluded city ruled by a dogmatic tyrant, Adam watches hunger starve the poor, sickness claim the young, and war kill his three older brothers. Turning seventeen, he has one year left before being forced to join the Grey Guard and follow his brothers into the unknown. Wanting to put an end to the broken system and mindless war, to seek a life of harmony with the one he loves, he decides to do whatever it takes to bring the tyrant to his knees.
Felix Hartmann’s powerful debut novel tells a tale of good and evil, truth and deceit, and paints a riveting and ruthless picture of a rebellious young man that must choose between surviving under a tyrannical regime, and risking everything in an ultimate fight for freedom.
Felix Oliver Hartmann was born in Germany in the mid-nineties and immigrated to the United States in 2008. At just 21, he is a student of political science, full time startup entrepreneur, experienced financial trader, and now published author. Since early years, Hartmann has had an affinity for writing, which came to fruition when completing his first novel, Dark Age.
His debut novel Dark Age brings together many of Hartmann's influences, from his interests in Artificial Intelligence and tech, over his love for political theory and philosophy, to his childhood hometown that is reminiscent of the dark ages. It became an instant success as an Amazon bestseller for several months. In 2016 it was named a finalist of the prestigious Dragon Awards in the Apocalyptic Genre. Hartmann continues to pursue a vast variety of genre-crossing writing projects that are set to be released throughout 2017 and 2018.