A preface on this post: This is not my manuscript. A writer who has been unable to create a profile reached out to me via email and asked me so post this. She won't be able to respond directly, but she will be reading your comments and feedback.
It all starts when a politically involved youth, Gray Dohnrri, witnesses the devastation of his homeland. Like the rest, he is haunted by three questions –
What happened when it rained of Light?
Was it “Heaven’s Punishment” or an attack of the enemy?
How could things be made right?
In the Great War for the Good, Dohnrri is determined to do his bit.
Instead, he has to:
Help special forces help the government misrepresent conditions in afflicted regions…
…to fuel war-propaganda.
Be rescued by a mystical tribe from the clutches of the enemy…
…to learn of true kindness.
Risk being killed, for preventing his comrades from using the bounties of foreign lands…
…to foil the sacrifice of the commoners who poisoned them to resist the invasion.
Brainwash the inhabitants of a long-secret oceanic colony into turning upon their old masters…
…to, help his people become their new masters.
He has to then wonder,
Were his own people on the right side of things?
Was that the way to restore his ravaged home?
Meanwhile, the answers to his original questions remain shrouded in mystery. To get them, he must read the signs and travel to the other end of the globe, where the truth set in stone awaits him. Will the quest prove him a True Hero or just a member of the Confounded Mass-murderers?
The World Watcher is a 90, 000-word science fiction novel. It is set in an entirely fictional world with a 20th-century-like era. The story is meant to resonate with the present-day dilemma on what it means to love one’s country – blind devotion to its propaganda or wanting to establish its rightful place in the world.
Thank you for your time and consideration.