Nomads of the Gods

Rated 4.60/5 based on 30 reviews
A planetary romance set on the savage world of Gorn,an Outer Rim world that is inhabited by genetically altered warriors known to the outside worlds as Nomads, possessed with great strength and healing power they roam the wastelands battling each other and the fierce creatures that inhabit their lands. More
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About Gary Mark Lee

Gary dedicates all his books to his loving wife Margaret who always believed in him.

Gary Mark Lee was born in Pasadena California in 1947; he graduated high school then went into the entertainment field. He worked for many special effects companies in the mid 1908’s then went into the theme park design business, he has worked for the Walt Disney Company, Warner Brothers and Universal Studio’s and others.

All three of his "Nomads of Gorn" trilogy are now uploaded and have many 5 star reviews, we hope the you will enjoy them.

He and his wife live comfortably in the Riverside area of Southern California and enjoy watching old movies and having friends over to enjoy their extensive backyard where Gary has constructed a full size version of the Nautilus submarine from the Disney movie “Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea”.

Gary has written a number of movies scripts and short stories, all the illustrations in his books were done by him.

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Review by: Mark Schultz on June 04, 2014 :
Nomads of the Gods is one of the best stories I have read this year. Definitely in my top 5! It was hard to put down and it was hard to continue because the spelling errors were rampant on pretty much every page. Hundreds of misplaced words, and other misspellings. It was painful, but a good painful! The spelling is the only thing holding me back from 5 stars!
I would love to help Gary fix this problem so his masterful work can really shine.
I just realized that I posted this review on the wrong book, "The Fallen God". The covers look identical, my mistake. I have not read the second volume.
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Review by: David Thompson on May 19, 2014 :
I volunteered to proof read this book, looking only for spelling mistakes and incorrect word use and really bad grammatical errors. I decided that grammar and style was too big a commitment. I finished about Dec 2013.
I am mystified about post 2014 comments about spelling, I have rechecked and found at most 6 spelling mistakes! Did the reviewers mean wrong word use? There is a difference.
One review refers to the Gor series. I read book 1 and apart from the location Gor/Gorn, the restricted use of technology and domesticated prehistoric creatures, the books are totally different. The Gor book is written entirely in the 1st person while this book is multiple 3rd person viewpoints. How can you judge a 500ish page book by the first 38 pages? If you want improvements, try to be specific!
My own review, I am a Sci-fi / fantasty fan.
Prior to 2014, spelling, word use and grammar was to me a major distraction. However I thought the storyline was very good. That's why I volunteered to proof read it, but only for spelling and misuse of words.
After 2014 spelling and misuse of words should be minimal.
Grammar is another issue.
I have spent a lot of time proofing Book 2, it's taken about 5 months. This time grammar, word logic, spelling and word use were edited. So subject to the Author's acceptance, this revision of Book 2 could be available soon.
Feedback welcome, but please try be specific.
I've given NOTG 4 Stars reflecting an excellent story, grammar and word logic, needs work for the extra star.
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Review by: CatlinDavis on April 22, 2014 :
I love sci-fi adventure, they're great fun to read and takes me to far away planets, I really loved this book because it had a great hero and heroine, lately I've noticed that movies and shows on TV like "Game of Thrones" don't seem to have hero anymore, just people doing terrible things to each other, I like reading a story with men and women who do the right thing because it's right.
There are some typo's and misspelling's in the book but I didn't mind them because I loved the story so much. I will be reading the next book in the story now and I'm sure I will love it also.
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Review by: Mark Sloan on April 21, 2014 :
This story moves along well enough, even if the outcomes and the characters are pretty predictable. However, this is very difficult to read in places due to the many errors in spelling and grammar. The author does not know how to use commas or apostrophes in English. I good proofread would have helped.
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Review by: RayCatsman on March 04, 2014 :
The story took a little while to get into but then it really took off for me, a great story with wonderful imagination, it reminded me of Dune in places but with lots more action, can't wait to read the second book.
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Review by: BattleCat on March 03, 2014 :
38 pages in, and it's basically a rehash of John Norman's Gor series- with less porn and amateurish drawings. I still have zero clue wtf the book is supposed to be about. I did note the author seems to have a misogynistic 'women are cattle' mentality. So. I'm bailing here.
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Review by: Edward Morton on March 01, 2014 :
A friend told me about this book so I took a chance and read it, some misspelling and typo's but very good read! then I read the author's interview and found out it was his first attempt at writing a novel! I was going to give him 4 stars but now I will give him 5!, great story and very good imagination.
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Review by: Jay Candar on Feb. 21, 2014 :
Very good story, wonderful adventure and filled with lots of imagination, some misspelling that need clean up but I still loved it very much.
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Review by: Larry Crow on Feb. 18, 2014 :
You ARE a great storyteller - the plot with action keeps a reader coming back to "turn the page". Let's you run with the Nomads.
But . . .
The spelling is really bad. Maybe a review by someone else before you "publish" might be advisable. As a writer I know how difficult this part is.
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Review by: Chris Webb on Feb. 17, 2014 :
The story is great and warrants five stars but the epub version I downloaded from Smashwords has many grammatical, spelling and semantic errors, which pulls down the rating.
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Review by: DouglasKingsinger on Feb. 12, 2014 :
Lots if imagination here, great story that moved along at a good clip, I became very involved with the characters and the whole planet seemed to come alive for me, very good job.
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Review by: janus harris on Feb. 08, 2014 :
Very nice story, it had some great interaction between characters and moved along at a good pace, I read a lot of science fiction and this one held up with some of my favorites, my favorite was Andra of course, a strong woman who knows how to take care of herself but also has a caring heart, thanks for a really fun time.
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Review by: Dave Soloman on Jan. 14, 2014 :
I read this book some time ago and loved it but there were significant mistakes in grammar and spelling, but I recently downloaded it again and found that it had bee proofread, now I can give it the review it deserves and say that it is a wonderfully imagined sci-fi adventure that deserves a 5 star review.
The story was very compelling and I loved the interaction among them, there was enough action to satisfy me and I enjoyed the romance also, I am a big fan of Robert E. Howard and this book reminded me a lot of his work, and the author has gone out of his way by adding some very nice chapter drawings and even a map to give us more information on what was in his creative mind.
I look forward to more.
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Review by: David Marks on Oct. 11, 2013 :
I started reading the second book The Fallen God then realized that I was missing a lot so I got the first book and that filled in a lot of things I didn't understand by coming into the story later, now I'm very happy and can say that I loved the book.
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Review by: RJDavis on Oct. 09, 2013 :
I'm a big fan of epic novels, for me they are a great way to sit back and relax and enter a new world, a friend told me about this book and I thought I'd give it a try and I'm happy to say I really enjoyed it. There are a few typo's and grammar mistakes but it didn't hurt all that much unless you're an English teacher, I read the other reviews and agree with them so I'm not going to be adding much except to say I had a great time on the world of Gorn.
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Review by: Ben Franks on Sep. 19, 2013 :
I downloaded this book a while ago and wanted to say that I really loved it! there are some typo's and misplaced words usage but didn't deter me from a really great story, I loved the whole concept of world that won't allow technology and the Nomads seemed very real to me.

I've always loved stories about the American west and the native Americans, the Nomads reminded me of those great people constantly moving from place to place, it's also a great way of keeping the story interesting, the main characters appealed to me because they had real problems that I could relate too, envy, wanting power, love, addiction to drugs, and lots more.

I will look forward to the next book and I'm sure it will be a good one.
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Review by: Jim Bade on Sep. 19, 2013 :
Normally I would wait to make a review, and I will update this one later, but I have a couple comments just 20% through the book.

First, the story is very well thought out and executed. I am definitely hooked. I look forward to the rest of the book with anticipation. (A more thorough review will follow.)

Added at the finish: After finishing the story I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The character development and the storyline were very interesting all the way to the end. Though the twists and turns were generally not big surprises, they were also not entirely predictable. I would say the book is half way between hard science and fantasy. Nicely done overall!

The only HUGE detractor it has, though, is the very often misused words. Obviously spell check was used, but it can't fix the constant misuse of "there, their, they're" and so many other words that spell check fixed, but baked isn't backed, and form isn't from. This is so common that I, as a fairly poor typist and speller, am having a hard time getting passed/past. A second read from an editing standpoint would make a world of difference.

Edit: Maybe it is just my personality type, and though I am far from the best speller and typist, I had a very difficult time getting passed (past) the incredible number of misused words. I found it very distracting, and occasionally maddening. A real editor could turn a good book into a great one!
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Review by: Marie Dalton on Aug. 26, 2013 :
Great story so far. As others have reported, there some wrong words used, but I can get over that. Great imagination. Love it. Keep up the good work Gary.
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Review by: Betty Rayan on Aug. 15, 2013 :
I'm a romantic at heart and generally don't read a lot of science fiction but a friend of mine told me about this book and said that I might like it, well I LOVED it! It's a long book but filled with lots of imagination and I was really into the story, I guess my favorite character was Seeda and what happened to her really made me cry.

I hope to see more adventures of Arn and Andra soon.
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Review by: Ken Smith on Aug. 14, 2013 :
I have to agree with Jim Bade there are some typo's in the story but I was never good at English in school so I let it go, it was the story that got me into it, I LOVED all the character and they way the interacted, Arn and Andra, Osh and Endo, wonderful, and I really felt for Seeda and Egmar, it all worked for me.

I think with a little clean up on the typo's here and there this is right up there with "Game of Thrones" and yes dare I say it, "Dune" I see there are two more books to follow and if they are as good as this one then I will take off the (dare) word.

If you like a really GOOD story and don't get hung up on typo's and pronouns you'll love this book, it's a long one for sure but well worth your time.
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Review by: Craig Claiborne on July 19, 2013 :
I just began reading this book...usually I'd wait until after I'm done reading, but I've gotta tell ya, it's got me really hooked. Gary again has hit one straight out of the ballpark. His imagination astounds me, this read is the bomb...I LOVE it. you instantly get a feel for the characters and their adventures in this story, Egmar, Seeda. "Nomads Of The Gods" does take you somewhere else, not of this earth. Yes, it's long..but once you get into it, the story does not drag at all. You want to escape to another place?...check out this book trust me.
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Review by: Margaret Whitesell on July 15, 2013 :
I LOVED THIS BOOK! At first I thought it was going to be another “guy” type novel without much concern for ladies like me but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the author wrote up some very believable female characters that I could really get into, Andra was of course my favorite because she was strong, intelligent girl who stood her ground and still remained vulnerable with a loving heart, and I cried at the fate of Seeda, I don’t want to give anything away so I won’t go into details but it was one of the most heart rending endings, and I don’t want to leave out Egmar, and the evil Obec.

It’s a long book to be sure and takes a little time to get into but it’s well worth it, the whole story of the Almadra and the world of Gorn is fascinating, I could go on and on but I think you get my point, READ THIS ONE!

Can’t wait for part two!
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Review by: Robert Johnson on July 11, 2013 :
A wonderful book, the characters were totally believable a their interaction with each other was wonderful, to me the world of Gorn was fantastic! all the strange creatures and the landscape made me feel like I was really there, I would go into the story more but that would be spoilers, and adding to it all was the really nice drawings that the author did. if you want a good read then this is one for you, it takes a little time to get into the story but it's well worth it, I can't wait for the second part of this story? lets hope the author has more in store.
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Review by: adam siler on July 06, 2013 :
Just started and I can't put it down! Absolute must read!
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Review by: Kim Smith on July 04, 2013 :
Some people prefer champagne, others scotch, and then there's beer. Even among those latter a few will choose an expensive brew, others something simpler. If stories were beverages, this would be raw corn liquor. Unadulterated, raw, pure story. It's not for the gourmet palate. If you want wild adventure, romantic with a twist, and a bit of a sting in the tail, you won't mind the after-burn. Try it, you just might like it.
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Review by: James Fritz on June 27, 2013 :
I normally don't read a lot of si-fi but this was a very entertaining story, the descriptions were awesome and I felt like I was there watching. I look forward to reading more of the authors works.
Five stars
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Review by: Susan Mann on June 26, 2013 :
Very good sci-fi epic tale that allowed me to get entranced by the characters, action, and setting. The original art work by the author added so much to the book as well. Hopefully there will be more to come...and I agree...I want to live on Gorn too!
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Review by: dan lee on June 24, 2013 :
this was a great book. i like a good si-fi story line and the art work was fantastic, and done by the is well worth the read.....
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Review by: KN Schultz on June 20, 2013 :
Wonderfully savory epic saga not too space opera and not to Draconian. Well worth any price if it continues. Can't wait for more. I want to live on Gorn.
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Review by: Bob Markus on June 20, 2013 :
I really enjoyed this book, it reminded me of Frank Herbert's "Dune" a lot, a very good story and a fantastic world of wonders, the idea of a planet were nothing advanced works is a very interesting and the relationship between Arn the King of the Almadra and Andra was very moving, let hope there is more to come.
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