George J. Rios Draws Inspiration from Verne in ‘Masters of the Sea’

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Exciting update of a classic Verne novel brings new life into beloved literary characters.

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"Masters of the Sea” has already been recognized in competitions, including Honorable Mention 2011 Winner: New York Book Festival – “Science Fiction,” and The International Latino Book Awards – “Best Young Adult Fiction."

In his 2010 novelMasters of the Sea: The Adventures of Jules Verne’s Mathias Sandorf” (published by iUniverse), which is getting a renewed marketing effort, author George J. Rios draws inspiration from Jules Verne’s self-proclaimed greatest of 65 novels, his 1885 “Mathias Sandorf” and updates the tale for the 21st century.

“Masters of the Sea” follows Dr. Mathias Sandorf, an Austrian patriot, who was pitted against occupying German forces. He is betrayed, condemned and imprisoned. He escapes and is shipwrecked and marooned for 20 years on an uncharted island in the Atlantic Ocean.

Together with Chinese shaolin warriors, who fulfill Verne’s prediction of communicating with sea creatures, Sandorf returns to Austria, where he receives a hero’s welcome for the successful revolution he led. Unaware of who betrayed him 20 years earlier, these shadowy enemies mount a series of unsuccessful plots to kill him and retake Austria. Sandorf and his allies have other plans.

“Masters of the Sea” has already been recognized in competitions, including Honorable Mention 2011 Winner: New York Book Festival – “Science Fiction,” and The International Latino Book Awards – “Best Young Adult Fiction.”

“Masters of the Sea”
By George J. Rios
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 252 pages | ISBN 9781450217354
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 252 pages | ISBN 9781450211987
E-Book | 252 pages | ISBN 9781450217347
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
George J. Rios has distinguished himself with nine public service appointments, including three White House assignments spanning five presidential administrations, and is a former New York City commissioner. From his Yonkers, N.Y., home he pursues his lifelong interests in political, cultural and civic affairs, faithfully following his muse in his operatic singing avocation to much public acclaim.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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