Long Days in Paradise - The First Book of the Shards of Heaven

Rated 4.64/5 based on 11 reviews
Jorden has stumbled into a strange land of not-quite human inhabitants, his friend Taf at least human enough in all the ways that matter. Getting home means facing the witch-god Hura, if she exists at all, on the other side of Nowhere. But this is a world of many races run by the spiritual kaedith and financial sarisan, while he is friend to the lowest class species who struggle simply to survive. More
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About Amos T. Fairchild

Amos T. Fairchild is a farmer, writer, dog collector and destroyer of worlds too numerous to mention who is currently based in blissful and often cyclone ravaged northern Queensland, Australia. Born in April 1962 and author of several novels and short stories, he is currently documenting several significant events in a number of parallel dimensions over a period of some seventy-three million standard years and releasing the details in an ebook format of your choice.

Email: tim@bcs4me.com

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sourav kothari reviewed on Nov. 1, 2015

very nice read it will engage you from the beginning
(review of free book)
yvonne yap reviewed on Sep. 8, 2014

A very engaging read. The world of Domain seems interesting. Hope Jorden will shape up his character better and stronger in the subsequent book. Taf is endearing. Will definitely read the second book.
(review of free book)
Sean P. Wallace reviewed on July 17, 2013

I'm afraid this book needs an editor, both to resolve the many mistakes in the text and to cut the story down from its current, indulgent-feeling length. Taf was a great character who really kept me reading, by far the best thing about the book, but Jorden came off poorly and that's not what you want from a main character.

I'd give this story a haircut: get to meeting Taf as soon as possible, as that represents the true heart of the story. That would cut 20% of the story out but, frankly, this book was overlong.

(review of free book)
benjamin johnson reviewed on Jan. 21, 2012

dude i gotta say epic book. im a picky book reader finding it hard to come by books that interest me but your book didnt interest me it made me keep reading as much as i could until i couldn't stop and i've even read the second!
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Alyssa Rose Ivy reviewed on Oct. 13, 2011

It’s a rare thing to find a fantasy read that can effectively combine all of the good things about epic fantasy with all the fun of a coming of age YA novel while making you laugh out loud. Long Days in Paradise, the first in the Shards of Heaven series achieves just that. From the first introduction of Jorden Miles, a seventeen-year-old who finds himself in a strange world where nothing seems quite as it should be, I was hooked. Jorden is immediately likeable and believable, and I found myself rooting for him even when I wanted to scream at him for making a really dumb decision (You know a book is good when you find yourself trying to interact with the characters). Jorden is joined by many colorful characters, most notably his close friend Taf, a human-feline hybrid who seems to have a heart of gold, even if she is full of secrets.

Long Days in Paradise is a fun read that effortlessly combines fantasy, adventure, romance and humor in a unique and entertaining way. I recommend it to any fans of fantasy, from the avid epic fantasy fan, to those who enjoy a fun YA feel.
(reviewed 42 days after purchase)
James Jaques reviewed on Sep. 1, 2011

Excellent book and an enjoyable read. The plot is packed full of action and intrigue. I must read book two! Well done Amos.
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)
Beth Smith reviewed on Aug. 15, 2011

Really enjoyed this book and am now looking forward to reading the second book.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
SittinDuck91 reviewed on Aug. 5, 2011

Being from Rural Australia myself I instantly connected with the main character (though I'm not overly ill :P). I felt the world he found himself in quite believable and the characters realistic. I myself am quite similar to Jorden Miles and because of that my favourite character would be Midnight (get 'em hehe). The story felt well written and it leaves you wondering on a few things that were left unsaid, personally I can't wait for the next book to see what happens to everyone and to find out how all the loose ends are tired up.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Paul Vanderloos reviewed on Aug. 1, 2011

Jorden Miles is just an ordinary teenager minding his own business when he inadvertedly steps through a portal to another world. Physically, he feels a lot better, no more of that illness he has been suffering, but the Domain is never what it seems. I found myself absorbed in Jorden's dilemma in adjusting to a world that at first seemed like paradise, but fast turns into a nightmare. Trapped, he endeavours to find his way home, but in his journey, he makes a friend who he doesn't want to let go. Even his friend is not what she seems. This is a well crafted fantasy tale that keeps me on the edge till the end, with its surprising twists and revelations. I must move on to book 2. A great read.
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)
Rebekah Fairchild reviewed on July 29, 2011

I first read this book when I was 15 years old and was reading other series like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy but Long days in paradise blew them away. It had enjoyable characters that you fall in love with. I loved Taf and how she reminded me of my dad (the writer), and the way Jorden had to guess his way through a fantasy world filled with magic and strange creatures. This had everything I could want in a book and it had me jumping up and down in excitement while dad finished the second and third of the series. I still love reading it over and over, this is my favorite book of all time.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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