On the battlefields of America, even our children will have to fight.
In his most powerful novel to date, acclaimed author Craig DiLouie presents a near future in which America is entrenched in civil war.
After his impeachment, the president of the United States refuses to leave office, and the country erupts into a fractured and violent war. Orphaned by the fighting and looking for a home, 10-year-old Hannah Miller joins a citizen militia in a besieged Indianapolis.
In the Free Women militia, Hannah finds a makeshift family. They'll teach her how to survive. They'll give her hope.
And they'll show her how to use a gun.
"An instant classic that will join the ranks of dystopian futures that at times feel all too real." - Nicholas Sansbury Smith, USA Today Bestselling Author
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About the Author
Craig DiLouie is an acclaimed American-Canadian author of literary dark fantasy and other fiction. Formerly a magazine editor and advertising executive, he also works as a journalist and educator covering the North American lighting industry. Craig is a member of the Imaginative Fiction Writers Association, International Thriller Writers and Horror Writers Association. He currently lives in Calgary, Canada with his two wonderful children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
a very good book. it made a lot of really good points. And in our world today, it can happen. Doesn't matter which side you are on, take the time to step back and remember that the other side is human to. please read this story and put yourself in their shoes and know that it can come to our homes and just step back from the brink.
Imagine the horror of a second American civil war. The atrocities people can wage on each other, but nothing could be as heinous as using children as soldiers, innocents caught up in the devastation of war when they are the greatest victims. Two young siblings will be separated when their parents are killed, Hannah, 10, will fight with the Free Women’s militia. Her older brother, Alex, will fight with The Liberty Tree militia. They will become enemies, yet neither knows the other is alive as war and death strip them of their childhoods and they begin to lose a piece of their humanity in battle. Somehow, the country doesn’t know of the child warriors, but a determined reporter and a UNICEF worker from Canada will risk their own lives to uncover the truth and share it with the world. Will this exposure be too late to save the children? Will it be too late to save what is left of Alex and Hannah? OUR WAR by Craig DiLouie is a gut-clenching tale of brutality, loyalties and the destruction of the values they are fighting to save. War creates monsters, it creates heroes, but will the cost in the end be too much? Will the children be the ones to pay it? Mr. DiLouie has created an eye-opening tale with some wicked sharp edges. This tale of failed politics comes home to American soil and it is brutal in its telling, captivating in its presentation and heartbreaking in its telling. I received a complimentary ARC copy from Orbit Books! This is my honest and voluntary review.