Of North Blood Drawn

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Exiled by his people, the mythical 'North Ice-Islanders', Magen Agasan is an outcast. Born without telepathy; he is abnormal, a regression. He is thrown into a 300 year inter-planetary war that has nothing to do with his people. A dark shadow dogs his steps. Ancient prophesy hangs over him. A spy is sleeping. Full of entertaining characters, wry humour, and even a dash of romance. More
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Words: 169,140
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310423505
About C. J. Watterson

Ciarán was born in Limerick city and grew up there. In 2010 he graduated with first class honours in Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick. He now spends most of his time writing yards of code for an international chip manufacturer.

His writing career really grew when he realised that essay titles such as "What I did last summer" could be twisted to become any story. Stories played with Lego became source material for knocking out troublesome homework. Encouraged by strong grades, he started to write a prologue - and that expanded into book, and the book became the first part of a series.

He draws from varied source material, influenced by authors such as Alexander Dumas, David Eddings, Alistair Maclean, Arthur Conan Doyle, Terry Pratchett and how could we leave out, William Shakespeare. Of course - he doesn't write literature for the English curriculum - he writes enjoyable Science Fiction/Fantasy action-adventure tempered with occasional serious notes.

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Review by: VietVet on Oct. 05, 2014 :
WAITING FOR BOOK 2!!
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Review by: José Amores on Sep. 13, 2014 :
How strange!
A adventure that actually uses some thought.
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Review by: swilsa on Sep. 02, 2014 :
A book of action, romance, fantasy, intelligence, and wit! Of North Blood Drawn begins with Magen, an outcast of his society, searching for answers about the past, and questioning his future. He questions his family, and friends, and their cruel treatment of him, and wonders about what will come next, if anything at all.

The use of point-of-view is thoroughly effective as it allows the readers to explore the narrative through the eyes of an outcast, a pragmatist, a criminal (well ex-criminal), a woman in love, a young rebel, and some not so bright, but endearing brawny characters! As we get to know the squad, we see their tolerance of each other develop into mutual respect, friendship, and... Well you'll have to read for yourself to find out!

Of North Blood Drawn is the perfect mixture of science-fiction, fantasy, wit, and dare I say it... There's some romance thrown in too for good measure. The clever use of footnotes is something I personally enjoyed, encompassing sarcasm, intelligent humor, and some facts too.

Watterson does a wonderful job of creating a world in which science-fiction interacts with fantasy in an intelligent manner, using some wit and sarcasm along the way. He creates the squad as a group of people with a engaging group dynamic, but also as a group of unique and interesting individuals. By the end of the book I was definitely left wanting more!!!
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Review by: jeff dawdy on Sep. 01, 2014 :
Good characters, good story.

I enjoyed it. Ready for the next one.
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