John Bryden Lloyd was born in the village of Llay near Wrexham in North Wales in 1969. Now in his 40's, and married with 6 children and a couple of dogs, he still works as a contracting CAD designer.
In 2011, The Rise Of Va'kaar was the first of the series of Chronicles involving Jenson Quest and the Great Drak. It took 18 months to write and although it was originally planned to be a stand-alone novel, the ideas and directions it inspired have spawned a possible 9-book series, the first trilogy of which is already available.
Book 2, The Realms Of Jurrii, was published in November 2011 and book 3, The Cause, in June 2012.
Along with the Jenson Quest series, he has also written The Zubot Master; a sci-fi series for younger readers. Part 1, Time Slip, was released in January 2012, and the second instalment, The New Age, is due out soon.
For those who prefer shorter works, Meet My Shorts! (a Series of Short Stories) was issued in February 2012, and Meet My Other Shorts! (a Series of Short Stories), in March 2012.
You can join the author at his blog
or on Twitter : @JQChronicles
or on Facebook : J Bryden Lloyd (Author)
There are more projects on the horizon, including two further Zubot Master books and two further Jenson Quest trilogies.
on Feb. 02, 2013 :
With the feel of the Last Star fighter this book is a fine take on an old classic science fiction story. The hero is a young man who is sent to fill in his father's place on a an important mission. Definitely a good read for the YA crowd.
There are a couple of issues with a bit too much alien terms. Having three different alien races and many different off shots of humans I think it would have been best to drop the differences after a brief explanation. The tech was there to have the young hero not be lost half the time by time.
Other than a few missed word tenses this book is of the quality I expect from this author. A highly recommended read for teens and adults who love good old fashioned space opera science fiction. Looking forward to the sequel.
(review of free book)