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Tyranny Reborn follows MI5 as they try to thwart individuals, and groups, from sowing chaos throughout the British Isles. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?
The setup for this story came quite late. I had always been intrigued by the world of spies, conspiracy theories, terror attacks etc. I was an avid fan of James Bond, and the television series Spooks and 24. I was determined that I wanted to write a spy thriller, I was only 18 when I had started to write it. Originally, many years ago, Tyranny Reborn was merely a couple of chapters at the start of my then ‘first’ novel solely to provide background for the characters. I had plans to write just three books but as time went on, and many more ideas later, more research etc I decided that I was going to instead write six novels. When it became evident to me that I was going to write the six novels I began to think about a premise for the first story in the series. The idea of the virus storyline came to me whilst I was reading a book on terror attacks and there was a chapter about a gas attack. I then researched gases and viruses and their role in past terror attacks. It was then I decided that this was the plotline that I wanted to use. I had come up with an entirely new novel which would become the first book in the series, Tyranny Reborn and the book that I originally had written, which I called The Creeping Fear became the third novel.
Your characters were intriguing and well developed. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?
I wanted to create an array of characters with depth; three dimensional characters rather than one dimensional. I wanted characters that even though they were in positions of power and had great responsibility they still had flaws and were still humans who made mistakes. In Tyranny Reborn I haven’t explored the characters back stories, that will be for future novels. I wanted my characters to have personality traits, realistic actions, and emotions, and to be highly relatable to the reader. My aim was to have characters who would portray emotions like a real person would in times of stress such anxiety, anger and determination. Everyone has a story to tell and I wanted most if not all of my characters to have a story to tell in this book.
What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?
There were several themes that I wanted to portray in my book. I wanted to explore such themes as loneliness, friendships, relationships, love, loss, death. While it is a work of fiction, I wanted my readers to relate to a story filled with realism close to the human reality of pain, despair, and fear. There are also elements of sacrifice, revenge, courage, and good vs evil in Tyranny Reborn. There was one theme in particular that I wanted to explore and that was betrayal which covers treachery and greed I think. I wanted to show just how far humans would go to achieve their end goal; how evil people can be and what they are prepared to do to get what they want. There are strong aspects of greed, corruption, and reckless ambition in my book. In contrast to that I also wanted to show humans are also capable of showing great compassion and sacrifice and some will do which is necessary for the greater good.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
The next book that I am working on is called The Rising Threat and it is the second novel in the Spooks, Bureaucrats and Tyrants series following Tyranny Reborn. I am hoping that it will be available in the next 3-5 years.
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Tyranny Reborn by Daniel Greenwell tells the stories of multiple people throughout a crisis in the UK government, caused by the exchange of a deadly virus between dangerous criminals, as well as rising global tensions. We follow Joshua Price, Prime Minister Wallop, Johnny and Benny, amongst many others, throughout this story, exploring all sides of the conflict. It is a tale of intrigue and fear, with twists and turns that make the story impossible to predict and keeps things wildly entertaining.
One of the strength of Tyranny Reborn is definitely its humor. Despite the heavy subjects and the threats made throughout the story, there was always a lightness to be found with the characters’ dialogue, although that came mostly from Josh Price. His harshness and difficult temper were mixed with such an amusing way of expressing himself that his flaws were curbed by his speeches. I enjoyed reading about the different conflicts that were present throughout the story. With a varied cast, I felt that the story sometimes loses track of the main conflict, but it doesn’t disappoint in the end. The global conflicts, whether with Korea, Iraq, or even the US were intriguing. The side characters also brought more layers and depth to the story, whether it be Josh’s secretary, Maureen, reduced to her role of sweet old lady giving away candies and bearing her boss’ tantrums, or Mrs. Black, the femme fatale who sells the virus. Characters who are usually given little to no voice in other novels are given a chance to be real people in this tory.
I laughed more than I expected, the dialogue is what really pulled me into this story, and I found myself trying to guess what would happen next. Tyranny Reborn is a riveting political thriller filled with engaging characters and an intriguing central mystery.
Pages: 380 | ASIN: B08JKQTPVG
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