About The Author
W.G. Hladky is a retired homicide detective from the Miami-Dade Police Department. Before becoming a cop, he was a newspaper reporter. Bill also is a published poet. He and his wife are travel addicts, and many years ago lived in Germany, where Bill taught officer survival skills to American M.P.’s.
He now travels across the country explaining to police officers how violent encounters impact their physiological and psychological responses. He has a bachelor’s degree in General Studies from the University of Iowa, a Master Degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University and a Master Degree in Criminal Justice from Nova Southeastern University. Bill recently has been seen stumbling around a Fort Lauderdale dojo trying to learn Aikido.
What readers said about the Book of Ruin
The Indie Reader, which awarded The Book of Ruin the 2020 Discovery Award for Science Fiction, said this about the book: “War, greed, and political infighting still take center stage in W.G. Hladky’s wonderfully detailed and well researched dystopian novel, THE BOOK OF RUIN, which imagines life after a solar storm sends Earth into a second Dark Age and–with only a half-remembered past–industry and civilization start afresh.”
I loved the book. It has intrigue, action, strong and engaging characters.
The author has created a plausible future world that still has the human contrivances of faith and honor, cowardice and greed…Being something of a battle buff, I find the battle scenes detailed and tactically involved…
Full of details and vivid characters, it’s fun for anyone who fancies post-apocalyptic science fiction.
I was impressed with the characters and the story was exciting and easy to follow. Duty, honor, and self-sacrifice permeates the book.
Advanced Praise For The Flashfall Sword
The whole idea of the Skinweavers, their culture, and where they originated is brilliant and sets up a lot of questions about where our society could head if technology is used against us. Hladky develops excellent relationships between realistic characters, and he excels at catching the reader off guard. The Flashfall Sword is sure to make a mark in its genre.
– Christie Stratos, award-winning author