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Nice Things Said
 "Destiny shapes the lives of all men.
  But some men make their own destiny." 

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Fifty years have passed since the nuclear war. New America has risen from the ashes and once again becomes the new superpower. But peace and prosperity have come at a great cost. And the new American nation is still divided in the bitter struggle to save it from past sins. New political and religious forces are once again on the move, determined to shape the country's destiny.

Surviving the Armageddon and the savage Second Civil War, Panther warrior-healer Tanya Gray serves as a presidential advisor. She now has a family of her own and is looking forward to a better tomorrow. But the balance of power is changed when a new ruthless and mysterious force from the past lays claim to New America's remaining resources. And once again, Tanya Gray is forced to fight to extinguish the flames of a new Civil War.

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Makers of Destiny
Sequel to Die to Live Again
by David Crane
ISBN-10: 1-939870-37-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-939870-37-7

About this Book

Tanya Gray was one of those who survived the nuclear nightmare. Changed into a powerful being by nature’s hidden defense mechanism, she seeks peace in the shattered post-war America. Humans and Panthers are now sharing the war-ravaged planet. As the wounded country recovers, Tanya becomes a wife and a mother. Serving the New America with pride and honor, she looks forward to a better tomorrow.

Then a mysterious and ruthless enemy from the prewar era makes its presence known. They want to conquer the New America and are armed with vastly superior technology. Facing the rising tide of religious hatred against her species, Tanya must face an enemy she has never faced before. Now she must kill again in the name of life.

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About the Author

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David Crane was born in the Ukraine, which was then a part of the Soviet Union, a country that no longer exists. At the age of sixteen, he immigrated to the United States with his family to seek a better life.

After earning his bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Design, his love of writing emerged. He continues to do so in New York City.

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Makers of Destiny is a sequel to David Crane's science fiction post-apocalyptic novel, Die to Live Again. Tanya Gray's story of survival and revenge is far from over; this is a new story of Tanya, a mutant with a human heart, a warrior, a healer, and an explorer.

Tanya Gray once was an ordinary American citizen who wanted nothing more than a peaceful life. Everything changed when her plans and dreams were shattered by a single phone call from her father. As the missiles took flight, Tanya made a promise to her father to survive the incoming nuclear holocaust at any cost. Finding refuge at a high-tech shelter, she survives only to be exiled into a nuclear wasteland for standing up to the tyrannical military regime. Dying from radiation sickness, Tanya is saved from death by the mysterious black trees and transformed into a powerful new being impervious to radiation and conventional weaponry. Her survival mission soon turns into a mission of vengeance, and she makes certain that people responsible for five billion deaths are punished for their crimes against humanity.

Now, fifty years later, Tanya Gray is a devoted wife and mother and a proud citizen of New America. But New America has enemies and Tanya’s species called Panthers still evoke mixed feelings of awe and fear from humans about their true purpose on earth. The wounded country is divided, and only half of it remains under civilized rule. When the aged American president dies and her chosen replacement is assassinated, Tanya Gray faces enemies without and within. A new mysterious and powerful foe wielding a vastly superior technology makes an appearance along with a fanatical religious movement determined to exterminate Tanya’s people. To end the next brutal Civil War, Tanya Gray must once again spill blood in the name of justice and peace.

In this sequel, Crane explores the true depth of his main character. This is not a story just about survival. It is a story about what makes us better or worse when we are faced with very hard choices.

Makers of Destiny was published by Foremost Press. It can be ordered through local bookstores and at, Amazon and Barnes &
ISBN-10: 1-939870-37-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-939870-37-7
340 pp, $16.97

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