The Caliphate: A post-apocalyptic suspense novel

Seraphim Press
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What if ISIS controlled America?

Sixteen year old Eisa McCarthy lives in Caliphate City under the control of the radical Islamic group, the Ghuraba. Seven years ago General Mohammad bin-Rasulullah defeated the United States in a ruthless betrayal and set up their worldwide Caliphate in the ruins of Washington, D.C. The Ghuraba's supreme holy leader, the Abu al-Ghuraba, claims Eisa's father gave him control of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, a claim bolstered by the smoldering ashes of many cities and her Syrian-born mother's testimony. But after her mother is accused of apostasy, she learns her father may not be the 'martyr' the Ghuraba claim. 

Do the Ghuraba really possess the launch codes for the ICBM missiles? Or did her father 'lock them out' as Colonel Everhart, the rebel commander, wants her to tell the world? If she fights, the Ghuraba will kill her little sister, but if she doesn't, eventually the Ghuraba will hack in and nuke them all. All Eisa has are a string of Muslim prayer beads and a pre-Islamic myth her father told her the night he disappeared. 

The fate of the world, and her little sister's life, hang in the balance as Eisa sorts through ancient myth, her Muslim faith, and what really happened the night the Ghuraba seized control.

Note: The Caliphate was inspired by the brave Kurdish and Yazidi women's YPJ fighters.


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About the author

 Anna Erishkigal is a recovering attorney who writes fantasy fiction under a pen-name so her colleagues don't question whether her legal pleadings are fantasy fiction as well. Much of law, it turns out, -is- fantasy fiction. Lawyers just prefer to call it 'zealously representing your client.' 

Seeing the dark underbelly of life makes for some interesting fictional characters. The kind you either want to incarcerate, or run home and write about. In fiction, you can fudge facts without worrying too much about the truth. In legal pleadings, if your client lies to you, you look stupid in front of the judge. 

At least in fiction, if a character becomes troublesome, you can always kill them off...
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Oct 30, 2016
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Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
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Fiction / Thrillers / Military
Fiction / Thrillers / Political
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Fiction / Thrillers / Terrorism
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
Political Science / Terrorism
Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Young Adult Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age
Young Adult Fiction / Dystopian
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