I've been sucking up vast quantities of the free short stories available from Smashwords. Most are at least OK, if not exactly worth paying for.
However, I enjoyed the free first book in this series enough to buy the second one. It didn't disappoint. The price is a little steep, but I have to admit that I'm probably hooked enough to buy the 4th installment when it comes out.
I tore through the first two books in this series and eagerly downloaded the third. It's as well written as the others in terms of readability, and contains a particularly interesting twist involving a new character, Dakar.
I don't think I like the direction that things have taken with respect to Silveo and even less so for his relationship with Gerard. Still, the end left me hanging enough, and wanting more enough, to await with impatience the next installment, due this fall.
on July 24, 2011
Two thumbs up. A nice short story, fairly well written. It might have been nice to know how it all ended up, but that probably would have taken much, much longer in the telling. As it is, it's a ngood diversion for five minutes.
Excellent! The story moves quickly, not getting bogged down in useless rhetoric that would serve only to allow an author to impress himself with how verbose he could be. At the same time, he gives enough info to flesh out his character nicely.
An interesting theme, well imagined and written. Looks like this is one in a series. I'll definitely be looking for more.
I found this book confusing, with too many different types of characters being brought into play. I was disappointed that the few references made to Earth were not followed up on. What's the connection between Earth and Panamindorah?
Also, what, exactly, are these wizards? Where did they come from, what are doing on this planet, what sorts of magic or whatnot can they do? etc. etc. What is the time frame with respect to the Cowry Catchers? It seems to be hundreds of years later, but it's hard to tell for sure.
Maybe we'll get some answers in the next Cowry book.
What a delightful tale! Wesley Allison, author of "His Robot Girlfriend" and the sequel, "His Robot Wife," has done it again. His characters and style of writing about them in this story reminds me a bit of Mark Twain. He caught and kept my attention from beginning to end and had me chuckling constantly.
Two thumbs up for this one!
More adventures of our friend, Eaglehead Buckthorn, which is to say, our hero. :-) Almost as good as the first one, but not as well edited. Will there be any more in this series? One can hope.
One and a half thumbs up. Allison's writing in the books is good enough to justify sampling his vended wares, and I am doing so.
Not a bad premise but waayy too much medical jargon. This renders much of it uninteligible and sorely taxes the desire to finish reading.
I will check out the author's "Sacred Water" but if it doesn't gain my interest quickly it is likely that I'll dump it and move on.
Jeeze Louise! This story takes what could have been a good idea and proceeds to make it anything but. The complete lack of editing, alone, is enough to ruin it. Perhaps the author could rework it into something worthwhile.