Under The Stairs - Book 1 in The Bandworld Series

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Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
John Lyon, historian, new homeowner, stumbled through a gateway into an alternate reality under the stairs of his old house. And ... here he was, running a dangerous bluff; trying to pass himself off as a powerful Mage in this land that the natives called Stil-de-grain. Join John Lyon on fantastic adventures in Book #1 in the Bandworld series.
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Words: 106,270
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452375861
About John Stockmyer

John G. Stockmyer is an individual whose irrepressible creativity has manifested itself in many ways: as a poet, teacher, produced playwright, author, co-owner of an educational materials business, creator of a time-machine simulator, and, more recently, as a podcaster and producer of eBooks. During his career he has received awards for scholarship, numerous teaching awards and, as a writer, was a Thorpe Menn finalist.

He is the co-author of three non-fiction books: Unleashing the Right Side of the Brain - The Stephen Greene Press, Life Trek: The Odyssey of Adult Development - Humanics, and Right Brain Romance - Ginn Press. He is also the author of over 25 works of fiction, including the Crime/Hard-Boiled "Z-Detective" Series, and the Science-Fiction/Fantasy "Under The Stairs" Series. He has also written a quirky vampire novel titled, The Gentleman Vampire.

John G. Stockmyer is now semi-retired from a 40+ year career as an Ancient/European History Professor at Maple Woods Community College, but still teaches and writes part-time. He currently lives in the Midwest with his wife Connie.

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Review by: Brandy Anderson-White on Aug. 31, 2011 :
This series skillfully combines modern life with a fantasy world in a way that keeps you wanting more. From book to book, a new adventure emerges while continuing the original story. The characters and the problems they deal with are realistic and their personalities are destinct. This is the type of story that keeps you pondering what happens next every minute until you pick it back up! Excellent read! I highly recommend the series!
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Review by: alice tileston-brown on March 08, 2011 :
a little slow to follow when it starts, but rapidly gets very good. his writing will keep u up at night.....
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Review by: Linda Horne on Feb. 19, 2011 :
I literally savored this book like a turkey dinner with a fine wine and cinnamon apple pie for dessert! A man literally steps into the shoes of a mage in another world. He not only has to convince the natives of this world, but himself, that his magic is real. I think the constant thinking this character did is what really drew me to him. John Lyon is not a typical man. He investigates things fairly thoroughly and even when proof is staring at him, he's still making sure that it's really good proof. This character has got plenty of personality that's for sure. All the other characters in the whole book have personality too. Distinct individual personalities that are so well written they walk out of the page and present themselves to you.
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Review by: Alex Kienle on Jan. 26, 2011 :
I loved this book so much that I bought the rest of the series (those that are out so far) and I haven't been disappointed yet! What fun! I won't spoil it for you since you are going to be hooked! The characters are very real and down to earth. The plot is well developed and so unique! The story line is super. I want to visit this imaginary place just to take a look around! I highly recommend these books!
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Review by: Dorothy Koch on Dec. 21, 2010 :
Great story - plot line flows well. Engaging, well-developed characters. Very imaginative. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series!
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Review by: jazzinjeep on Dec. 08, 2010 :
Excellent story, great plot, memorable characters. The combination of history and engineering lend for a very interesting read. Highly recommend the entire series.

Sarah Forrest
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