Dystopian strife, royal intrigue, forbidden love, and a fight for survival. When a rebel outcast saves the life of a princess in an alternate America, nothing will be the same.
"My life... my old life. It came with a cost. Coyote survived, so Ivan could live."
Ivan is a Red, the lowest of the low, and a slave to the socialist government. As a lieutenant in the rebel Militia acting under the codename "Coyote," he has fought unsuccessfully for years to destroy the Prism, the test that divides people into color-coded classes on their sixteenth birthday. Each day for him is a struggle to survive in the darkness, but everything changes when he saves the life of a princess and is thrown into heart of the royal political game itself.
Together, this unlikely pair has the chance to end the Prism, but if they are going to survive the threats from within the remnants of the monarchy and beyond, they must learn to trust one another and sacrifice everything. Loyalties will be tested, and Ivan will have to decide what matters to him more: his fight or her life.
The Prism Files continue with book 2: Crimson Reigns.
Praise for The Fractured Prism
★★★★★ "I couldn't put it down. Lucid prose, a suspenseful plot, and characters you can't help getting invested in. Noble's dystopian world-building and insight are entertaining and thought-provoking, and the story is delightful. I whole-heartedly recommend this book."
★★★★★ "I purchased the eBook version last night and did not want to put it down. This book is filled with enjoyable characters and great writing, all tied together by a complex and meaningful plot. I was excited to find myself genuinely invested not only in the lives of the characters, but also in the fate of the People's Democratic Republic of Northern Mississippi. I can't wait to see what the future holds for this series!"
★★★★★ "Noble paints a fascinating picture of a world where America is a monarchy ruled by a socialist regime. He deals with the theme of wholeness: in society, in individuals, in cultures. Noble mixes these intriguing themes with a lovely story of young love, deceit, and good, old fashioned, revolution. Buy this book; its a great read!"
About the Author
Brendan Noble is a dystopian author who has worked almost a decade in politics. He is fascinated by economic and political systems and the lives of people within those systems.
In November of 2018, Brendan began his writing career with a challenge from his wife, Andrea, to complete NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), where new authors attempt to write an at least 50,000 word book in a month. At first, he was hesitant to take the first step, but he quickly fell in love with writing, and by the end of November, the first book, The Fractured Prism, was born. After three months of rewrites and intense edits, Brendan released his debut novel on February 15th of 2019.
To Brendan, creating a new world for readers is the greatest feeling, and his first series, The Prism Files, does exactly that in a modern day dystopian world shaped by an alternate history.
Brendan is a recent graduate in Economics from Hillsdale College in Michigan. In 2019, he has moved from his hometown of Canton, Michigan to Rockford, Illinois as he married his wife in May. In addition to writing, he is a Data Enrichment Specialist at ABC Supply in Beloit, Wisconsin and a United States Soccer Federation Referee. His top interests include watching both German and American soccer, analyzing political elections across the world, playing extremely nerdy strategy video games, exploring with his wife, and reading.