Dead Ends is a science fiction adventure best described by one reviewer as 'a fun page turner that makes one think Battlestar Galactica meets Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.'
Hello. My name is Charles Blanchard. I would like to introduce my latest novel, Kingdom's End, for your pleasure.Kingdom’s End is an adventure story where the main characters are rodents. The setting is an abandoned motion picture palace from the 1920s that has been closed for thirty years and is set for demolition. It is here where the characters make their massive colony and fight to protect it.The story deals with their struggle to survive in a dark urban landscape and the threats posed against them from both man and beast. It is exciting and complex and an easy read with strong characters and narrative that makes you feel their plight. There are many conflicts. Among them, a plot within the colony to overthrow the aged blind leader by an ambitious ruthless soldier and a good deal of the story involves how he goes about it. Later, the plot is discovered as forces work against the perpetrator. The rodent characters have names. The human characters interspersed in the story are nameless.There is considerable adventure outside the colony as characters are introduced that play important roles such as the derelict rats that specialize in the placement of poison and even a fortune teller. The interaction with humans and other animals has an emotional pull that infuses the story to its conclusion as the blind leader of the entrapped colony facing the exterminators tells his subjects they must make their decision on life or death. I have dedicated the novel to Richard Adams, whose animal themed work has been an inspiration.http://www.amazon.com/Kingdoms-End-Charles-D-Blanchard-ebook/dp/B01FRCC1CKhttp://www.kingdomsendnovel.com/