Briar Rose has just released a brand new version of Price of Freedom: Innocence lost. The original version was the first place winner the 2014 SpringThing. The new one is more than double the length and includes a choice of gender for the protagonist and many new scenes expanding the characters and plot.
You are ten years old when you first feel the weight of shackles around your wrists. In a matter of hours, your whole world is turned upside down as you and your brother are dragged away from your home in Greece to work as slaves in the Roman Empire. Now you must struggle for survival. Every decision you make will affect your future. Your life, the life of your brother and the lives of your friends are in your hands.
Begin your journey as a child, and make heartbreaking choices that will shape the adult you will become. But be careful. An act of kindness might come back to haunt you, and a thoughtless word could earn you some powerful enemies. A split second decision will determine who lives and who dies. Will you sell your soul to win your freedom, or sacrifice everything for the people you love? Will you even live long enough to see the sun rise?
I’ve had only a brief look at the beta version previously, but I’m settling down with a fresh pot of late night coffee to read it now. It’s choice based with the clicky links and all and I know some of you have strong feelings about those (or at least used to) but it’s a genuinely good story I think anyone can enjoy so I hope you take a look.