Science Fiction Novel Tells a Gripping Tale of Power and Revenge, of Fear and Redemption and of Good Versus Evil

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A.D. Williams tells the story of an ailing kingdom on the verge of an eternal war and a prophecy that will end all of civilization

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The City of Dion was named after the first great king to walk the face of Zenith and battle the forces of evil so that the remaining few would not perish eternally. However, it was decimated by an ancient war. And now, a looming civil war continues to threaten its humanity.

The City of Dying: The Fallen Kingdom written by A.D. Williams is a science fiction novel that tells the story of an ailing kingdom on the verge of an eternal war between good and evil and a prophecy that will end all of civilization. Underneath the City of Dion lies the formerly glorious capital of Zenith, renowned as the Imperial City, a living achievement of beauty, marvel, and technological innovation. Now, the Old City is diminished to a barren wasteland, ruined beyond repair, buried thousands of feet beneath solid rock and earth, partially dormant within its final resting place.

Rebel factions and secret organizations fight to seize control of the ailing kingdom. King Graven, the ninth king was assassinated. Explosives planted in the palace supposedly took the lives of the monarchy except for the young prince, who inherited the kingdom and became the youngest king to ever govern these territories. However, he isolates himself in fear, his father’s conspirator never brought to justice, leaving a tremendous void carved deep in their hearts, exposing the entire kingdom to Sedi’An’s Curse to creep in and gain ground. In his sorrow and regret, he becomes the first tyrant king to ever rule with an iron fist. He hides from his own people and his own fears and hopes that the people will not discover his shame and realize what he has forsaken.

A mercenary, with mysterious powers, must help the young reluctant prince to discover his inner strength and accept his father’s responsibilities as the true king while trying to discover the truth about her own past. Together they must unite him with the lost Ancestral Birthright, who has shunned society, to protect the kingdom from the prophesized end of civilization. But the prophecy proclaims that the Sons of Sedi’an will consume the kingdom and possess the Ancestral Birthright for themselves. And now, Nehemiah, a half-breed Sedi’an threatens to resurrect his direct descendant Dominadus for him to fulfill the prophecy including the ancient war. Who will emerge victorious in the end? Will the prophecy get fulfilled?

The City of Dying: The Fallen Kingdom is a gripping tale of power and revenge, of fears and redemption and of good versus evil. An unadulterated and entertaining read for all ages, A.D. Williams takes his readers into the depths of his creative imagination and excellent storytelling through this book.

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About the Author
A.D. Williams began this journey in a different but similar arena of storytelling as an artist, opposed to being a writer. In 1995, he studied Computer-Aided Drafting and then Computer Animation in 1998 looking to make it in the world of animation. In 2006, he then forged to establish a CGI Animation Studio and wrote his first script as the initial 3D animated project for the intended studio; however, failed to establish the studio and the project went nowhere. In 2010, he made the obvious decision to turn his original script into a novel to get his project to the public. As a child, he was an avid comic book reader and Japanese Anime enthusiast. He translated that love into his own style of storytelling. At age 16, he conceived the idea for this novel, only to write the screenplay 15 years later, then the subsequent novel series three years after.

The City of Dying: The Fallen Kingdom * by A.D. Williams
Vol. 1: The Intrusion
Publication Date: September 20, 2012
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 695 pages; 978-1-4771-5656-8
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 695 pages; 978-1-4771-5657-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-5658-2

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