Wednesday, November 17, 2021

 Hey everyone! I had the great opportunity to review Iron Walls, a dystopian anthology which was recently published. Among several others, Joshua Reid is an author in this anthology, so I was excited to read his story as well as the rest -- and boy, they don't disappoint. Check out the blurb below to whet your palate and then read my review! 

History shows us the horrors of totalitarianism, but what would a future world under a totalitarian regime look like? These eight tales of dystopia take readers behind the iron walls to answer that question.

Illuminare by Atlas Rose
“Their utopia is his dystopia, but can he find the key to the regime’s cage?”

The Scapekite by Steven E. Scribner
“One old man with a kite and an imagination challenges the company that had bought the world.”

Unbound by Joshua Reid
“He’d been freed, but had he truly escaped?”

Games Reapers Play by Michaela Baker
“A man ripped away from his family years ago must protect a wrongly-accused girl in an arena of death.”

In Pursuit of Independence by Astrid V.J.
“An economist must pull the Haldrian Empire back from the brink of war; it might be the best or worst day of her life.”

The Ones Who Endured by Joanna White
“Is there more to strength than physical power?”

Defiant Flame by Amanda Wrights
“The resistance’s commander must protect a young child from a government that wishes to weaponize her.”

Becoming Captain Torriegh by James Quinlan Meservy
“Nesvik lives in a world where men can only dream of freedom, but he will do anything to make it his reality.”

If you like stories of dystopia with a variety of sub-genres and flavors, then you'll love this collection of eight dystopian tales. Buy Iron Walls now to find out what awaits behind the iron walls.

All proceeds are being donated to Voice of the Martyrs.



Okay, so first, I'm obsessed with the cover, guys. It's gorgeous. Secondly, when a dystopian anthology makes you physically put the book down, not because it's boring, but because it feels so realistic and you have to take it in small doses and steep the story in your brain, you know they've done something right.  And this anthology hits the ball out of the park on that one. This collection has a real 1984 vibe to some of the stories, plus some great original dystopian twists from these phenomenal authors.  It also has a variety of themes and topics that will really grab your attention, which was enjoyable for me. All of the stories flow well together, so it's a great read overall. If you enjoy reading stories that will stretch your brain, make you ask questions about government and societal rules, and if you like books that have a hard-hitting impact on you, this is definitely a great collection to pick up! 

AND make sure you *do* pick up a copy -- all proceeds are donated to VOM, which is super fantastic! 

Do you enjoy reading dystopians? Do you plan on picking up a copy of Iron Walls soon, or have you already? Sound off in the comments!! 

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