SOVREV: The Faith Endeavor

SOVREV: The Faith Endeavor is a Bildungsroman/psychological/dystopian novel with certain social satire, political thriller and love story elements, divided into three parts: The Faith Endeavor, The Apostasy Canon and The Renaissance Forge.

The novel takes place in an undefined alternative reality, somewhere in the 2000s, in Loynne’s Island, a fictional island nation in the North Atlantic Ocean. The planet finds itself undergoing a heavy economic crisis, isolated Intranets limited to each nation replace the World Wide Web, world superpowers are closed within themselves and tense supranational blocs are at the order of the day.

The story is narrated in the first person by the main character Sonny Zharostin, a teenager from a surviving communist State somewhere in Eastern Europe, which finds itself transitioning to capitalism. Fearing instability and civil war, he is forced by his parents to flee his home country in order to secure a living abroad, and hopefully one day be reunited with them. When Sonny receives a mysterious parcel containing the unlikeliest of objects, his life changes forever, and his safety and that of his loved ones is put in jeopardy. There is more to the parcel than he could possibly imagine, and soon he is immersed fully into a game of love and infatuation, betrayal, terrorist intrigue, political conspiracy and unspeakable acts of violence, all of which put his ideology and dearest values to the test.