Alex T. Kolter, who very rarely writes about himself in third person, but will make just this one exception, is an author. But not just any author, he's... actually, he's just any old author. But he's not too shabby, according to many and more people, some of whom aren't even related to him.
He grew up in the fabled land of England, got his nose stuck in a book from a very young age, and hasn't been able to tear it away since (superglue may have been involved). As a result, he grew up loving stories, from The Chronicles of Narnia, to, yes, Harry Potter. Then he discovered science fiction, and writers like Asimov, and decided to embark upon writing a literary masterpiece himself.
And then he wrote the first On Galaxy's Edge novel.
Now he wanders the barren wastes of the internet, hoping to persuade someone to read his book, so that he can continue to produce astounding, breathtaking, mind-blowing, overwhelming, wondrous, spectacular, staggering, legendary, phenomenal, remarkable, groovy, awesome (yes, I did just use a thesaurus) works of fiction.
on Feb. 03, 2014 :
This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.
Fast paced, action-packed story that grabs the reader's attention.
The planet Me'ryn is on the edge of the galaxy. The ruling group is corrupt and the people revolt. The rebellion is successful, as itself, but the ending will surprise most readers.
I was caught up by the action in this story, and read it rapidly. It is a short book, yet takes a couple of hours to read. The fast-paced action grabs the readers attention, and keeps it throughout the story. I found the ending worked well, but a bit abrupt. I was not ready for the story to end when it did, but this is a prequel, written to explain some of the next book.
If the author intended to grab the reader and get them to read the next book of the series, it worked very well. This story is enough to make me want to continue reading this series, and find out what will happen next in this new world. This is the prequel to the longer novel in this series, called “On Galaxy's Edge: Ascendance”.
I would recommend this book to science fiction adventure readers. There is no magic, it depends on human frailties and cunning to keep the readers attention. I have started reading the next book by Alex T. Kolter, “Ascendance”.
(review of free book)