PRICE OF PASSAGE
A Tale of Immigration and Liberation
It’s 1853. ANDERS, the law at his heels, sails from Norway to seek a life of honor and respect in America. MARIA, a boat builder’s daughter also seeking a new start, knows that she is just what Anders needs.
DANIEL, a young plantation runaway, flees northward to “free soil.” Newlyweds Anders and Maria find him in their barnyard, hiding from slave catchers who can legally capture and return him to his master. Daniel’s plight draws Anders, and drags Maria, into the conflict that is tearing the country apart.
Price of Passage is a tale of three pioneers whose lives depend on one another. The coming of civil war puts one in the Navy, one in the Army, and one at home, where she strives to save her farm and herself from a merciless creditor and finds a unique solution.
Their harrowing journeys—filled with death and despair, love and hope—take Anders, Maria, and Daniel from New Orleans up the Mississippi River, into America’s wild heartland.
Coming August 23, 2022
DX Varos is a small press publishing company that produces works of fiction. Because of our smaller size, we are under no pressure to produce mass quantities of titles and are able to be very selective in our acquisitions. Therefore, all of our titles will be at the pinnacle of their genre.
We only take on a few new fiction authors each year. We also accept nonfiction works about royalty and royal families or biography in general through our House of Willis Publishing imprint. Click on House of Willis in the menu for more info.
Being a small publisher does not mean we don't offer the same services as the big guys do. And yes, we are a REAL publisher. Our authors pay nothing to have their books published. We handle all aspects of perfecting, producing, and distributing your work. We also do promotion, but expect our authors to do the same. To learn more about how we partner with our authors, please see the Expectations page.
About the name: The majority owner of the company is author Daniel A. Willis. Dano Varos is the main character of his first novel, Immortal Betrayal, and D. Xander Varos is a pen name he has used for certain writing. Many of Daniel's friends are convinced that novel is his autobiography (making him just over 600 years old!). So the company was named in homage to this fragment of the owner's complex personality.