Flatlander: Book One

Flatlander: Book One

by Oliver Kranichfeld


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It is 2110 when a man awakens by the Winooski River in Vermont, groggy, disoriented, and without any idea of his identity. As he staggers out of the fog and encounters King Henry and other grizzled leaders of a now fiercely independent and primitive republic, the man is told he is a Flatlander who is purportedly from the Old Country. But there is only one problem: the Vermonters do not like Flatlanders.


The leaders eventually agree to offer the Flatlander citizenship, but only under the condition that he completes ten quests to better the overall Republic of Vermont. After the Flatlander reluctantly obliges to fulfill a mission made even more difficult because of the prejudices against his kind, he embarks on a journey full of strange yet endearing characters, creatures, and legends. While the Flatlander peels back layers of what makes up Vermont’s uniqueness and navigates his way through several crises, a magical world is brought to life as he comes closer to discovering who he once was and pieces together an entirely new identity.


In this science fiction adventure, cultures and customs collide within a futuristic Vermont as a man attempts to fulfill several quests, uncover the mystery of his past, and find his place in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491799925
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/05/2016
Pages: 684
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.37(d)

About the Author

Oliver Kranichfeld is a high school Special Educator living in Burlington, Vermont. He moved to Vermont in July of 2009 after growing up the majority of his life in Rye, New York. He earned his B.A in English at Sacred Heart University and is in the process of completing his MA in Special Education at Saint Michael's College. He enjoys barbecuing, hiking, laughter, craft beer, live music, coaching soccer, sports, and traveling.

Flatlander, his first self published novel, is designed to be the first installment of a trilogy. Kranichfeld has been a vendor at Vermont Comic Con and was interviewed by the Lost At Home podcast after Flatlander's release. He is currently working on a few other writing projects.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flatlander welcomed me into a world of humor, grace, and adventure - I didn't want to leave - so now I am holding out for book two. This is a must-read for any Vermonter and even us "flatlanders" who love the Green Mountain State. I was surprised by some of the ways Mr. Kranichfeld's debut novel resonates with current events and presents an important perspective for our time.