Why You Should (Or Shouldn’t) Read Lord of Columbia

Action and Libertarian Values Dominate the Urban Fantasy Series

I know why you’re here. You want to indulge in the Lord of Columbia Series, but you’ve never heard of the work so you sit there and wonder whether the books are right for you. Should you take a chance on a series you’ve never heard of, or should you pass?

Well, there’s no one on this planet better equipped to say whether you should or shouldn’t indulge in the work other than myself, the actual author of the series.

And yes, I’m beyond dead honest when I tell you that the series is not for everybody, and that’s okay; we all have our different preferences.

For instance, I think the classics are great works, but half of them put me to sleep, so I’m not going to read them.

But maybe you will.

Ditto for Lord of Columbia because the themes alone would encourage me to read the work even if someone else wrote the books.

With that in mind, I’ve always told people not to simply base this book on genre; it has intense themes and plot-driven elements.

So, who would love the book?

 

Libertarians

Well, as long as they ignore the enemy’s color scheme (dressing my protagonists in black and yellow was NOT happening) just about any Libertarian would love the work if they looked past Cain Riscattare’s violent nature due to their core belief in non-aggression.

But something to keep in mind is that if Libertarians focused on the overall plot and not just Cain’s reckless antics, they’ll enjoy the main setting in North Columbia, a Libertarian-based society where government stays out of peoples’ lives and lets them rule efficiently.

In other words, the Libertarian value of individual sovereignty runs wild and wonderful in North Columbia.

Sound money, lax gun laws, a non-existent government police force, a voluntary military that only defends its borders from within, and shared values along with free, open markets and competition allows North Columbia to thrive as an ideal Libertarian utopia.

Plus, the way they funnel these kids to Summit University, the only school residing north of the border, is really cool, but something I’ll dissect in a later book.

 

Anti-Imperialists

Noninterventionist foreign policy runs rampant not only in Libertarian circles. Our progressive friends are also staunch anti-imperialists and might, therefore, find some value in the books as well.

While our fiscal views may differ substantially, those in the mold of Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard will love the noninterventionist approach of Libertarian North Columbia, as opposed to the wicked Southpoint Empire.

I make a case against imperialism early in the work, especially as my main characters see the continued atrocities of the Southpoint Empire, the World of Gaia’s imperial superpower of the day.

So, who will hate the work?

 

Cop Apologists

If you don’t like the p-word thrown around to describe law enforcement, don’t read this work. It contains heavy criticism of police (and overall government) corruption in the justice system.

From enforcing unjust laws resulting in “crimes” where no victim is present to justify the shooting and killing of unarmed suspects, there is a strong anti-police sentiment here. It’s something I’m upfront about before anyone decides to pick up and start reading the work.

 

Neoconservatives

John Bolton would give the work a one-star just because I antagonize the interventionists in the work. Not just that, in the empire’s mainstream media, there’s a scene where Cain is demonized to the point he’s labeled a terrorist fighting for North Columbia.

And this is before he even gains traction in the novel.

While many justify foreign intervention by claiming we have to “fight the bad guys,” I’ve always taken a Ron Paul type of stance on intervention, stating that maybe had we not been intervening in the affairs of other nations, perhaps we wouldn’t see unrest, especially in the Middle East, as we see it today.

I’m a believer that the best case for national defense is to defend the nation from within, not by placing military bases in over 100+ countries.

So, I’m very critical of it in the work and for those who rally behind government troops and police, you aren’t going to like this work.

 

Entertainment and Action-Based

However, if you just want to read the work as a means of entertainment, you’ll probably love it. If you’re into violent scenes depicting war, the book is for you.

Heck, if you like sports scenes, the work is for you.

If you like a nice adventure stemming from a college or academy where the student main characters must band together to fight a common enemy (something a woman named Rowling popularized in the late-1990s) then the work is definitely for you.

Nonstop action, adventure, a deep, complex plot that might be reminiscent to the TV Series lost when it’s all said and done, the work is for you.

If you like character-driven simplicity, you might want to look elsewhere, but you like an ensemble of characters with a plot that will span far and wide, the series is definitely for you.

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