Xenolith

Rated 4.16/5 based on 25 reviews
Lassoed, knocked down, face planted in the dirt -- best thing to happen to Frank Bowen in years. When wife Liz went missing in the wilds of Belize, the constables of San Ignacio could find no trace. Years later, on a pilgrimage to her remote 'grave,' Frank is abducted and whisked away to a place he can't identify, by people whose motives and origins baffle him. Could this be what happened to Liz? More
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Review by: Colleen Plemmons on May 29, 2013 :
I found the premise of this story intriguing, other worlds that used Earth as a waystop and learing laboratory, who chose not to pursue our technology, but engaged in war using medieval weapons. I got caught up in the characters and their stories, so I was very disappointed in the way it ended. It was like the author decided to just quit, and I felt abandoned on the side of the road with no answers about what happened to my fellow travelers. The writing was well done till then, the author did a great job in creating a culture and describing it and the environment. I would not discourage someone from reading this story, just know you might be upset in how it ends.
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Review by: simon green on Jan. 22, 2013 :
This is an interesting book that was obviously a joy to write for the author. There were quite a few typos but that's ok - people give indie authors a hard time over this but they're writers after all, their passion isn't in the editing, they're storytellers first and formost.
Keep it up, this is a good book.
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Review by: ray storey on Oct. 31, 2011 :
An extremely well written book that explores the experiences and emotions of those transformed into a separate existance. One which is primative but has some knowledge of our existance. The interplay between worlds is explored and exposed with logic and feasible circumstances.
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Review by: Geoffrey Thomas on Oct. 7, 2010 :
Most reviews focus on Frank Bowen and his wife Liz, her disappearance and his frustration with being unable to find her. Oh, did I mention this happened in the jungles of Belize?
But I think the real story is the one running in parrallel. The one about the young somewhat primitive warriors from a (parallel?) universe. That enter our world, and others, through the Xenoliths. They are intriguing characters. And A.Sparrow's description of their adventures in our world has a nice "feel" to it.
I give the book a high rating because it is a first book and because of the "feel".
Read the book and experience it.
Then go on to Peregrin and read more.
Just sayin......
(reviewed 12 months after purchase)
Review by: expataussie on July 24, 2010 : (no rating)
I liked it! Took a little bit to get into, but once I did, I enjoyed the story. Kepp writing!
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Review by: Sembazuru on June 9, 2010 :
Quite an enjoyable read. Some of the character development at the beginning felt a little slow, but necessary. Once Frank started on his journey the pace picked up to an enjoyable romp.

I "purchased" this book for $0 mainly to check out this service. I now plan on purchasing the dead-tree version to support the author.

My only problem with this book is the format. I downloaded the Epub version to read on my phone (using Aldiko), and the book was presented as a single, monolithic chapter. This made for long load times and difficult navigation.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Laurens Leurs on May 27, 2010 :
A fun read, even though the number of simultaneous storylines can sometimes be a bit overwhelming.
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)
Review by: TJ on April 30, 2010 :
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I did have a bit of trouble with remembering the sexes of the warriors based on their names, but by the end had it figured out.

As others have stated, there were a fair number of typos/words transposed, etc., but it didn't keep me from enjoying the book.

I'm really looking forward to the sequel and hope it will be available soon.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)
Review by: Peg Dudek on April 13, 2010 :
Well written with interesting characters. Characters you want to read about and care for. Great story!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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