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Makers of Destiny
Sequel to Die to Live Again
by David Crane
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
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.
About the Author
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 ForemostPress.com, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com.
340 pp, $16.97