The Shadows of  Freedom Series

Page-Turning Dystopian Fiction

In the Shadows of Freedom

Book one: The Shadows of Freedom Series

The United States is finally a meritocracy, where the best and most capable rise to the top. Existing laws and regulations continue to be repealed, and freedom is the mantra of the people.

Amanda Burrow, a talented painter, moves to New York City to attend an elite art academy. Once there, she falls for self-assured Ethan Ramsey, a staunch member of the National Citizens Party: the nation’s ruling faction. The NCP seeks to banish anything—or anyone—that might jeopardize an individual’s autonomy.

Amanda’s habitually dull and depressed world is turned upside down by her newfound relationship with Ethan. Yet as the NCP heightens its persecution of those who oppose its agenda, will Amanda find true freedom and discover her own identity in a new and increasingly merciless society?

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C & C Spellman have given us a convincing portrayal of a world enslaved to personal caprice, where every freedom is extended you, except the freedom to be human.

– Matthew W. Gaul, author of Tales of Glory: The Stories Icons Tell

In the Shadows of Freedom explores the danger of a false understanding of freedom for a country and for individuals. C & C Spellman's portrayal of a young woman's gradual discovery of truth makes this novel one you will want to keep reading.

– Louise Merrie, author of Fulton Sheen: Evangelist of the Modern Age

The characters are complex and real, the plot gripping and suspenseful. I loved this book.

– David

This novel beautifully explores the paradox of freedom. Readers cannot help but reflect on how free (or not) they actually are in their own lives. In the Shadows of Freedom challenges readers to ponder life's big existential questions.

– Elizabeth

In the Shadows of Freedom is a great read! It's captivating and suspenseful. I felt like I was there, watching as the scenes played out and the characters became real. I was hooked before I turned the first page. Highly recommended!

– Nicholas

This fast-moving novel is inspiring in ways that I can apply to my daily life.

– Ann

A Nation of Tyrants

Book Two: The Shadows of Freedom Series

Law and order in the United States continue to wither while the National Citizens Party’s control grows. Congress is disbanded, the NCP is seizing property, and major cities are only open to members of the party. Everyone else is labeled an enemy—including Amanda Burrow and Ethan Ramsey.

Life at a refugee camp in Canada is not what Amanda and Ethan expected. Ethan feels like a prisoner, while Amanda’s reunion with her father and sister proves problematic. Ethan’s plan to connect with his father in order to escape to Europe leads him and Amanda on a journey to Boston fraught with more danger than they bargained for.

As they traverse this troubled landscape, Amanda seeks to change Ethan for the better. Yet who will be the one changed? Will Amanda’s conflicting feelings for Ethan prove to be tyrants over her in a nation filled with them?

As Strong As Death

Book Three: The Shadows of Freedom Series

Amanda Burrow is finally ready to fight the National Citizens Party, the political group that has persecuted her family, her religion, and her freedom.

Amanda and the opposition group, composed of her family and friends, find an unlikely ally in their fight against the NCP. But the stakes are higher than ever and—in the face of mass destruction—is such a war still justified?

Meanwhile Ethan Ramsey, choosing Amanda over his own personal safety, wages his own battle. Can he overcome his old, selfish tendencies to prove his love for Amanda is true?

This final saga in The Shadows of Freedom series features the return of familiar faces and places, as well as the answers to all your questions. Amanda’s faith led to her hope. Now can she find freedom in the love she has always sought?

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