Rated 5.00/5 based on 7 reviews
I should be barricaded at home, scared like the rest of them. But no. I'm out walking the streets, sure my mind is about to burn out. The last thing I need is to run into a snot-nosed kid with a stolen alien artifact. Both seem to have something to do with the vines invading the city, but why should I care? Unfortunately for me, the vines care. Includes the complete BONUS story, "In the Cauldron" More
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About J.A. Marlow

It's said I was launched into space from birth and I haven't been back to Earth since.

There might be some truth in that.

As a reader I love science fiction with great plots, interesting characters, exotic locales, all accompanied by a sense of wonder with optimistic endings. As a writer, I love the same.

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Pseudonym Burgerton reviewed on Aug. 18, 2011

For a short story, the characters are surprisingly developed. A bit confusing, though.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Independent Bookworm reviewed on July 24, 2011

Apart from the Salmon Run Series, I read all of J.A. Marlow's books, and this one holds the same quality as the others. I loved the main character, so cynical and still subtly caring -- very well done. The only drawback is that at one point near the end, the negotiations (readers will know what I'm referring to) feel a little too rushed. I'd happily have read a little more on the planet's politics. It would have made for a smoother ride to the really satisfying end.
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)
Tift Publishing reviewed on July 20, 2011

I was there, breathing the air, watching the vines, as the first-person point of view character related the wonder of the strange city and alien vines. A very good read.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
CJ Cristtize reviewed on April 9, 2011

the way this book is done in first-person makes it truly unique. the story, the characters, even the settings are done with top notch quality. this book grabs you from the very start and does not let go even after the finish. wonderful novellette, grade A workmanship.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Megan McConnell reviewed on April 1, 2011

This was a fast paced plot that at times leaves you breathless as you race with the characters. It hooked me from the first and I enjoyed every word.

Although I enjoyed it, I did feel a little cheated at the end - I wanted more!! I'd love to see more on this world and how things fare in the future.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)
A.J De Vial reviewed on April 1, 2011

The characters, though few, really seem to come to life in Spires. J A Marlow brings the world to life through a first person point of view, taking us inside the main characters world with ease. If you're a fan of science fiction and like that fantastical element, then dive into this book.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)
Christine Kwasniewski reviewed on March 11, 2011

This book had me hooked from the very start! It's a very easy read, with very detailed description. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Science Fiction. This is the first book I have read by this author but I plan to read more.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
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