Tired of reading scifi and fantasy stories that take themselves too seriously? Zaftan Entrepreneurs is a unique First Contact story; it is part adventure and part corporate and political satire spiced with comic relief.
Here, you'll find nasty, snarly aliens, fantasy creatures, humans, romance, magic, and incompetent politicians and feuding bureaucracies. What more could readers ask for? More
Readers and Reviewers love Zaftan Entrepreneurs!
Both groups lavish praise on Zaftan Entrepreneurs and want to know when Books 2 and 3 will be published.
Lois Henderson of Bookpleasures.com writes in part: "Quense seems to find as much pleasurereveling in the universe of his own creation as does a small boy in getting plastered with mud in the middle of a rainstorm. And we, as his readers, delight with him too, especially when his multi-layered meanings become transparently clear, reflecting the multiplicity of foibles that affect us as humankind. In their portrayal of an intriguing world of fantasy (that, nevertheless, has a great deal to do with the reality of our own), the remaining two volumes of the Zaftan trilogy are awaited with glee." To read the entire review, follow the link above.
Cheryl from Goodreads wrote: "This tongue-in-cheek novel is a delight for sci-fi fans, wonderfully humorous without descending into silly. Between pms'ing ship captains, napping politicians, conniving aliens, drunken soldiers, budding romance, and unexpected results when magics from two different cultures collide, the story was masterfully woven together to keep me entertained from start to finish": Cheryl gave it 4 stars
Readers Favorite said: "Zaftan Entrepreneurs by Hank Quense is Book 1 of the new series Zaftan Trilogy. Hank is a well known author of science fiction. I have reviewed several other books for him and I think this is by far his best. Zaftan Entrepreneurs is not your usual science fiction read. Hank has taken the genre to a new level. Five stars"
Chris Gerrib from POD People posted this in part: "Since the Zaftans have a high opinion of themselves (for no discernable reason) and the Gundarland tech-level is mid-Victorian, the Zaftans decide to take the local yokels for a ride. It’s not much of a spoiler to tell you that the locals, including a female dwarf constable named Leslie Higginbottom and a miner named MacDrakin Gemfinder, have other ideas. The implementation of these ideas leads to a very humorous romp through the book. Quense spares nobody in his satire – taking aim at politicians, bureaucrats and trade union members with equal zest, just to name a few of his targets."
To quote Lynn Coyle: "Hank Quense's creativity is limitless! This story is filled with action, romance, and Quense's trademark unique, satirical wit. Five stars."