Surviving the Wasteland 101

Updated: Apr 10

Apotheosis Press is excited to release the debut novel by Stephen J. C. Andes, JADE, DAUGHTER OF THE WASTELAND, on May 10th, 2022.

What the early reviews are saying:

"With Jade, Daughter of the Wasteland, Stephen Andes taps into our post-apocalyptic fears, while also providing empowering characters and hope for a better future."

~ Desirée Proctor & Erica Harrell, authors of the graphic novel, Nuclear Power, and writers at Disney


“Andes, an acclaimed Latin American historian, makes a meaningful splash with this action-packed and heartfelt debut. Jade, Daughter of the Wasteland moves swiftly and powerfully, like its heroine. Check it out.”

~ Alex Segura, acclaimed author of Secret Identity and Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall


"Jade, Daughter of the Wasteland provides a speculative story set in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Stephen J. C. Andes does a fine job of creating powerful characters who move through this revised environment surveying different options for survival. Jade is not the only main character making decisions about how to control it. A lesbian Librarian central to the developing plot presents an alternate set of experiences, motivations, and choices that contrast well with Jade's evolution. As betrayal, nightmares, and violence threaten both of their dreams, Andes creates a vivid story of a future world that's falling apart in different ways. Jade is building a reputation for herself in The Wasteland. The Librarian is rebuilding her Library. Both are on similar trajectories that cause them to rely on one another to bring their families together and build new safety into the world, post-virus. Given COVID-19's presence today, there is no better time for choosing the evolutionary adventure that is Jade, Daughter of the Wasteland. It's a hard-hitting story of survival and transformation that traverses different cultures and social elements in a vivid manner that keeps readers guessing about the nature of survival and that new world vision until the end. It is highly recommended reading for anyone interested in dystopian survival tales."

~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review


Pre-order the ebook now for KINDLE on AMAZON!


Paperbacks will be available online almost anywhere books are sold on May 10th, 2022.


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