Of Men and Dragons: Jack's Landing

Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 review
A sci-fi adventure that follows Jack, a human, who crashlands on a planet where the locals are larger, stronger, and just as clever as him. Together with Angela, his AI sister, and S'haar, the native left to appease the "dragon" the locals mistake his ship to be, they must find a way to survive while also learning to accept each other. More
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About Steve Hayden

Just a newbie writer trying to share a story or two. I was blown away by the amount of support I got out the gate, and now I've got my first book published! I hope you'll enjoy!

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About the Series: Of Men and Dragons
Of Men and Dragons is the story of Jack, a human who crash-landed on a planet in the early iron age, Angela, his AI sister, and S'haar, a native who was left as a sacrifice to appease the new dragon the locals mistake his ship to be. What initially seems to be a simple matter of survival quickly balloons in complexity as the oddball group of survivors become embroiled in trading, raiders, wildlife management, and even local politics. Stuck on a world that seems determined to oppose the new home they are struggling to build for themselves, these misfits must first learn to overcome the biggest obstacle in their way, themselves.

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Reviews of Of Men and Dragons: Jack's Landing by Steve Hayden

Jess Mahler reviewed on July 15, 2022

If this book had ended with the saving the village, it would be a 5 star book. The author tried to cram a bit too much into the end that should have been saved for a sequel. A lot of interesting ideas and plot thread were introduced, with no where near enough time to explore them all.

I usually don't post a review after only reading a book once. I'm making an exception this time because I don't expect to read the entire book again. I'll be stopping ~ 3/4 of the way through from now on.

Having said that, it's a wonderful found family story with great characters and interesting world. I like the authors take on how an AI/human (really AI vs AI&Human) war might play out. I don't often see characters with mental illness o realistically and compassionately presented -- Jack's experience of anxiety and PTSD and the way he shares that experience with S'baar and Em'brel reflect the reality of survivors helping newly traumatized folks find their feet that i have seen my whole life. It is so rare to find stories with multiple survivors, and not one survivor surrounded by 'healthy' people. Angela is delightful and I really hope to get a chance to see Lon'thul continue growing up.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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