The Wild, Wild Quest: Book One

Rated 4.00/5 based on 5 reviews
In a young nation's wildest days, the wildest adventure is about to unfold.
In the greatest land grab of all time, Vince Browder is about to unleash the ultimate weapon... a plague- and pestilence-breathing dragon. All that stands in his way; young Matthew Graham and a diminutive dragon of his own named Crazy Squirrel. More
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Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Words: 101,900
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310524035
About J.A. Johnson

In his free time, J. A. Johnson is usually reading, writing, or drawing.
He lives in South Carolina with his wife Min.
In addition to "The Wild, Wild Quest" trilogy. J. A. is the artist of the kid's comic book called "The Mighty, Mighty Maomi" that he co-created and co-writes with his wife Min.
Also available... "The Reginald Pantry: a Zombie Chronicle", co-written with K.G. McAbee. "The Reginald Pantry: a Zombie Chronicle" is something of a collaboration with the indie rock band, "This Gifted Children.Inspired by the soundtrack to an imaginary, the TRP is not only a book, but also includes an amazing, free musical score, and tons of bonus features. (Think DVD in eBook form!)

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Review by: Wenwen on May 03, 2014 :
This is a fresh, inventive, lively and entertaining adventure. The characters became like real people to me and the old west setting was captured to great effect. The story was at times funny, at times dramatic, at times hair raising, but at all times entertaining. I am ready for more!
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Review by: J. Kirsch on April 28, 2014 :
Bax, Matthew and Cordelia were some of my favorite characters. Throughout the book there is an intriguing balance of fantasy and conflict reminiscent of the Old West. It has what is probably my favorite rescue scene of all time. The narrative appealed to me because of its fast-paced adventure. Johnson delivers just as promised.
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Review by: bill on April 28, 2014 :
I enjoyed the blending of fantasy with the old west adventure. The characters are well developed and the themes of friends and family are refreshing in this day and age. plenty of high jinks and action, good read with the kids.
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Review by: David H. Keith on April 22, 2014 :
The Good: This is an interesting tale written in the style of the old dime novels. Full of action, larger-than-life heroes, dastardly villians, monsters, and adhering to the Cooooooode of the West. Sadly, there's

The Bad: I found it tedious and actually painful to read because of

The Ugly: Mr. Johnson apparently feels no need to even do a quick re-read, much less a formal proofread and edit. It's like he just tossed a bunch of words in, stirred them up a bit, didn't notice (or didn't care about) those that were tossed out of the pot, and shoved it, uncooked, into publication. This disrespect of his readers is amateurish at best, borderline criminal at worst.

Suggestion: Yank this thing forthwith. Take the time and expend the effort to care enough about the readers to fix the omitted words, misspellings, punctuation, and just plain wrong words, then republish. Do that and readers will thank him. I certainly will. I've not read volumes 2 & 3 yet - nor do I intend to. This one left too bitter a taste in my mouth. And that's a real pity.
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Review by: Jesse Davis on April 15, 2014 :
This would make a great kids night-time book! Doesn't have the huge drive for an all in one sit down read though.
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