Friday, January 8, 2016

"Ways of War" - an Historical Novel

I spent many hours writing "Ways of War". It has been categorized as an Historical novel. While you travel through the life of Anna Windsor, you may be wondering "did these things really happen?"
Well this question won't cross your mind if you lived during that time in recent history.

When you read through some of the chapters you may recognize a time, a place or an event.

As with any historical novel you may remember this, that or another event. You may be able to remember where you were during a time that I might describe. While the events are actual events, you will find that the characters are not. You will find some historical figures are mentioned; their lives even expanded upon to some degree. What you won't find will be names of persons who may have been affected by some of what could be described as "torture" of the times. You won't recognize these people as there names will have been changed.

You see there were many things going on during the Cold War period. Some of which has been publicized to a great degree. Then there are those things that though they have been made public, they are not events that have been "in your face" so to speak.

I create for entertainment, using an era of volatile change and growth as my canvas. In this first novel "Ways of War" I have been somewhat vague relative to some events. these events may be revisited in "Usher of Truth" or possible another later novel (for I have plans for the series).

There are those that may be critical of the stories, but please remember, this is a creative outlet. I

myself did not experience these events or personal situations. I respect any that may have fallen victim of any of the situations I write about. Nothing I write is meant to be degrading or disrespectful. they are stories, meant to entertain first, to inspire questions second and to cause you to feel compassion for those in my stories. Our military in particular.

We are all aware of the way these men and women were and in some cases are still treated. Hopefully, these stories will bring light to these brave people who defended the weak in a time that it was not popular. I salute you all. I also hope if any of you read "Ways of War" or any of the novels that follow, you will know that there is respect for you between the lines and words written. No words will ever be able to express that which should have been communicated to you then. May God bless all of you.

And so the story goes. The time pass us by and we have still not learned the lessons. Maybe we have forgotten our history and so forgotten to learn from it. Let us all look to each other, and learn together. It is time to be a great nation of people. If we learn our lessons we can move forward and heal.

"Ways of War" can show us that power and control solve nothing. Even as those protesters called for peace, they were rioting and looting. This example does not inspire peace. If nothing else lets learn that.

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