Liberty Bound

Fiction - Dystopia
348 Pages
Reviewed on 01/27/2021
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Author Biography

Nathaniel M Wrey is from the UK and studied history at Reading University before becoming a Civil Servant. He has worked in central government for over twenty years, largely in health and nursing. His literary influences include the social commentary of George Orwell, the adventures of John Buchan and the foresight and imagination of Ray Bradbury and John Wyndham. Combined with a continued love of history, Wrey delves into the past to speculate on the future, while dissecting human foibles to build characters and story lines. Liberty Bound was inspired by observations of how fear and ignorance shape modern society. He is currently working on a sequel. Nathaniel has also published a novella, Triumphant Where it Dares Defy, a PoW adventure set during the Second World War.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Liberty Bound by Nathaniel M Wrey is a dystopian novel. Civilization has ended with few survivors who are trapped as prisoners roam free. Finbarl-apcula is tasked with guarding Athenia, keeping the people safe, and punishing those who break the law. He is doing what he thinks is right, defending what is left of civilization and he will lay his life on the line to do so. When a fellow guard threatens a boy and his mother, Finbarl intervenes, setting in motion a chain of events that will bring the only life he has ever known crashing down around him. Questioning the system he once believed in so deeply, Finbarl sets off on a journey of discovery, one that will break his heart in the process as he learns that prison walls aren’t always visible.

Liberty Bound by Nathaniel M Wrey is an amazing story that turns the concept of the imprisoned and the free on its head, where the meaning of freedom means something else entirely. It is a well-written book, descriptive and flowing, drawing you into Finbarl’s world and taking you along for the ride on his journey to the truth. A gripping story, Nathaniel has created a unique plot with plenty of twists and turns and some fantastic characters. In many ways, we can draw some parallels between this story and the world we are all living in right now and it will get you thinking. There are a couple of slow parts but you will be so invested in this story you won’t notice – they certainly won't affect your opinion of the story at all. Great book, and highly recommended for all fans of dystopia and those looking for something that little bit different to read.