2084: american Apocalypse
Desperate parents race to rescue their two kidnapped children on a perilous chase across a country at war with itself. They get unexpected help from a heroic band of diverse gypsies led by an elderly sage and his adopted daughter, a dauntless young woman with a horrifying past. They encounter sinister, violent factions controlled by a shadowy international cabal that is seeking to destroy a mysterious society of avenging rebels led by a daring visionary. The family’s saga becomes a startling, twisting, gut-wrenching intrigue of tragedy and treachery that draws their friends and foes into an epic confrontation. It climaxes with an apocalyptic decision that will determine the fate of an apocalyptic world.
Welcome to America in the year 2084 and a timeless tale of social and political turmoil, personal epiphanies about the meaning of life, and the real possibility of hope for the future.
Interview with James Keena, author of
2084: American Apocalypse
2084: american Apocalypse
“I couldn’t put it down! It’s excellent. To those who haven’t read it, you’re in for a treat. The author weaves excellent treatises on freedom, individual sovereignty, and libertarian philosophy into a compelling ‘never-gets-boring’ mystery adventure that drives the reader forward. The author really has a potential classic here.”
~Thayrone X, host of WAAM radio’s “On the Edge”
“There is some really good writing here. I really like the premise: using an action-adventure-mystery-quest plot set in a dystopian future to highlight some of the greatest thinking from the past. A dystopian future is the perfect setting in which to show through the human condition the validity of certain philosophical, political, and religious thoughts. Chaos and hard times have a tendency to bring clarity. I love that idea. And Mr. Keena is an excellent writer who can paint vivid images with prose.”
~Brian A., literary reviewer
“Great read. A well written , action filled novel with loads of philosophy thrown in. One gets caught up in the lives of the characters. The necessity of deep thinking and soul searching is real.”
~Irene W., Amazon reviewer
“Insightful. Poignant. Riveting. For anyone not yet convinced of the dangers to civil society posed by divisive “isms” and ideologies, including religious dogma and the murderous results of forsaking the sovereignty of the individual, this book is a must read. Keena calls into question the notion that our society simply swings like a pendulum between the political right and political left. He makes the case that allegiance to either faction will eventually lead to tyranny, oppression and death. And the antidote starts with a true understanding that entropy is always fought at the individual level. No one can escape that responsibility; to do otherwise unfairly burdens others with your obligation. Karma is not a cosmic boomerang, but a rather our actions are like seeds that either bear good fruit or poisons the tree. And the bonds made between individuals, families and friends cannot be scaled to apply to millions of strangers.
The only way to ensure the reproducibility of peaceful collaboration on a large scale is for society to be based on the principle that the only just law is one that protects individual sanctity and does not tolerate coercion. We should not coerce or allow ourselves or others to be coerced. Inspiring!”
~Robert N., Amazon reviewer
“A thought-provoking mystery novel that challenges the reader every chapter. The twists and turns throughout the characters’ journey carry the reader through an unrecognizable future America that at times is bleak but ultimately provides hope that the individual will not be overrun. The author puts forward an intriguing story that reaches a crescendo in the final act. The powerful final chapters leave me highly anticipating the second book in this series.”
~Patrick K., Amazon reviewer
“A must read. Extremely entertaining plus thought provoking. Makes one consider where America could be heading as we look at current events. It may also prompt some self-reflection.”
~Ron H., Amazon reviewer