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Getting a book into the top 100 of any category on Amazon is difficult. Having it be there nearly two years after its original publication date is an even bigger feat. Yet author Hans G. Schantz has managed to do that with the eBook version of A Rambling Wreck, the 2017 sequel to The Hidden Truth, the first novel in the series with the same name.
So if you’re curious about how someone could accomplish this with an “alternate-history science-fiction techno-thriller,” now is a good time to check out A Rambling Wreck. The eBook is on sale at Amazon for $0.99.
Full Disclosure: Both Schantz and the author of this post are members of the Conservative-Libertarian Fiction Alliance.
Schantz published the eBook version of A Rambling Wreck on July 1, 2017. As of this date, it sits at number 59 in the “Alternate History Science Fiction” category and number 79 in the “Alternative History” category on Amazon.
Not too shabby for a year-and-a-half-old book.
The book is (obviously) a sequel, so if you want more in-depth info about its characters and world, check out The Hidden Truth first. But as for A Rambling Wreck, here are the basics of its plot from its Amazon page.
There’s no partial credit on a question of life and death!
Off to Georgia Tech for the education he’ll need to defeat the guardians of the hidden truth, Peter discovers the battle for the future is being fought right on campus. Now he has to infiltrate a conspiracy, find new allies, and thwart a takeover of the school. Peter’s most challenging final exam has only one question:
Can a Rambling Wreck stop the Cabal?
And a failing grade will be his last.
Not enough info for you?
Here is an excerpt from reader Jack Gardner’s review of it:
While delving into mysteries of electromagnetism, unearthing mysteries of history, revealing suppressed science, unraveling philosophy of quantum mechanics, and untangling government conspiracies, our young hero even tackles man’s ultimate mystery . . . girls!
The novel takes all of these subjects seriously while weaving them entertainingly into the story. And while evading secret agents, engineering daring escapes, recruiting cohorts, infiltrating the enemy, thwarting assassins, and outsmarting the politically correct, our hero still faces college tribulations. Yet, even his class problems are entertaining!
Again, the eBook version is on sale for $0.99. But you’d better hurry if you want to get it at this price. As of me writing this, there are only about five days left (if I’m reading Amazon correctly) until A Rambling Wreck goes back to regular price.
(And as a final note, Schantz published his latest entry in this series, The Brave and the Bold, this past October.)