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Brendan Dubois is one of the famous novelists of America who is well known for writing his novels based on the mystery, science fiction, suspense, as well as alternate history genres. He has been rewarded with two Shamus Awards in his writing career in the category of Best Short Story of the respective years. One of his short stories titled ‘The Dark Snow’ was published in the list of the Best Mystery Stories of the Century in America. It was edited by Tony Hillerman and Otto Penzler. Even though, author Dubois had a lot of success in his primary genres of writing, he is popularly known for the alternate historical novel titled ‘Resurrection Day’. This novel helped him to win the Sidewise Award in the category of the Best Alternate History novel. In addition to writing novels, author Dubois likes to participate in various fun events and competitions. In one such competition which was broadcast in an episode of the television show named Jeopardy!, he emerged as the champion.
He even emerged as the co-winner in the trivia game show named ‘The Chase’. Currently, he is working on the novels of his successful series called as The Lewis Cole series and The Empire of the North series. During his entire writing career, author Dubois has written a total of 17 novels and over a hundred and fifty short stories. Many of the short fiction stories written by him have appeared in various literary magazines such as the Mystery Magazine by Ellery Queen, Playboy, The Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, the Analog, the Mystery Magazine of Alfred Hitchcock, as well as a number of other anthologies and magazines. One of the other short stories written by author Brendan Dubois has featured in The Best Science Fiction of the Year in the 22nd Annual Collection in the year 2005. It was edited by Gardner Dozois. The Private Eye Writers Association of America has awarded author Dubois with a couple of Shamus Awards for his excellent short stories. He has also received a total of 3 nominations for the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award from MWA.
One of the successful novel series written by author Brendan Dubois is titled ‘The Empire of the North’, which consists of a total of 3 novels. All the novels of this series were published in the year 2012. The first novel of the series was published under the title ‘The Noble Warrior’. It was released by the Createspace publishing house in the year 2012. The plot of this alternate history novel revolves around the main character named Sire Armand de la Couture. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, it is shown that the War of the World had devastated the human world around hundreds of years. Now, only one nation is believed to be still standing in North America which is known by the name, the Empire of Nunavit or the Empire of the North. This nation is located where once there was the nation of Canada in North America. One of the residents of this empire named Sire Couture travels with his father to the south at a very young age. He uses the airship for completing his trading mission by traveling to the city-state known by the name Potomick. This city was once believed to be the capital of the greatest empire of the world called ‘Amerka’.
When Sire Armand Couture reaches Potomick, he finds the ruins of the museums and buildings spread all over and comes across a sacred site, where he finds the temple of a brooding and bearded man, looking towards a rectangular pond and sitting upon a throne. This man was called Father Abram and it was believed about him that he used to free slaves around many centuries ago. For his great deeds, he is worshipped by the people now, who provide offerings at his feet. But, the people of Potomick still seem to be oppressed and pray for the rise of a new Father Abram, so that they can also be freed from their slavery. After witnessing all this, Sire Armand returns safely to his Empire. However, he begins to look at his Empire with a different viewpoint. He learns that there are many indentured servants in his Empire, who work for the royal families in order to pay off their decades old debts. Seeing this, Sire Armand begins to question the old customs of his society. Soon, the security forces of the Empire come to know about his opposing views and force him to make a devastating decision between betraying his noble family and fighting for the ones who do not have their own voices and are treated as slaves, struggling for their survival in the Empire. With the help of this novel, author Dubois has tried to describe a new world, among the old world’s ashes, where a struggle between slavery and freedom takes place in the lands that were once called as America and Canada.
The second novel of the Empire of the North series written by author Brendan Dubois was released under the title ‘The Noble Prince’. It was published by the Createspace publishing house in the year 2012. The plot of this novel continues from where the main character named Sire Armand had left in the first novel of the series. In the opening sequence of the plot of this novel, it is shown that Sire Armand gets caught by the security forces of the Empire. He gets interrogated, beaten, and tortured by them. Even his noble family abandons him and gets him deported to the western region of the Authority of the Imperial Oil Sands. There, he is made to work along with the condemned prisoners as a slave for extracting oil, from which the EMpire was getting benefitted. Previously, he had lived his life as a pampered prince, but now, he is made to experience what is hunger, fear, and cold. Sire Armand is forced to struggle against the assassins as well as the elements. He is made to fight for his survival among the hardworking slaves of the oil field, who still think that he is a part of the rich and noble family of the Empire. Similar to the first novel of the series, this novel too was liked many readers throughout the world. Many fans of author Dubois appreciated the way he has depicted the events of the alternate history in the plot of this novel. Even the fellow writers and the critics appreciated and boosted his confidence with their praising words. Due to this, author Dubois received a lot of encouragement and motivation for writing the other successful novels of his career.
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