Dave King, retired high school English teacher, married for nearly 30 years (to the same woman!), and father of three children was born and spent most of the first half of his life in Topeka KS.
In 1990 he and his wife, along with their two very-young children, left KS and spent the next five years in Taichung, Taiwan. Before moving back to the States in 1995, they had gained another child.
Since 1995, the author and his family have lived in the Jefferson City MO area.
The Land of Betrovia trilogy:
Betrovia: Summer 2011
Lycentia: Harrak's Scrolls: Summer 2012
Ahnak: Edelin's Revelation: Spring 2013
Dave can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
or via The Land of Betrovia's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/betrovia
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Smashwords book reviews by Dave King
on June 22, 2013
Jack Saunders, recently-divorced and "in search of a new beginning," takes a wrong turn on an obscure road in Arizona while enjoying the sights when his car suddenly overheats. Before long, an attractive young lady pulls up on a motorcycle to offer her assistance. It is from here Jack begins an adventure of a lifetime.
Gladstone is a strange but pleasant place where not only do the local folk treat Jack like he's a member of the family but so do much of the local wildlife. As I continued to read, I thought for sure that Gladstone was going to turn into some kind of fantasy-make-believe-land. I was not looking forward to frustratingly discover half-way through the book that what I thought was a contemporary tale of The Old West was going to turn into something akin to a young-adult escapist fantasy ride. Thankfully, what Gladstone ultimately turned out to be was a fairly-entertaining sci-fi/adventure story.
I liked following Jack and Susan, the young lady who came to his rescue, as their relationship grew from a casual friendship to something more romantic. I learned much more than I expected to learn about small firearms, mostly the Old West type. But the thing that I appreciate the most from reading Gladstone is being pleasantly-surprised at why the people -- and the wildlife -- of the valley were so darn peculiar.
Gladstone is an interesting read.
- Gladstone 2,Missing in Denver
on Sep. 20, 2013
Gladstone 2 picks up not long after the rip-roaring conclusion of Gladstone. Jack still wants to go back to Denver to pick up his precious printing press. Suans wants to tag along even though many of her Gladstone compadres express their disagreement with her leaving town. So what could go wrong with a little drive to Denver to pick up a printing press?
Once there, Jack introduces Susan to his childhood friend, Frank, a US Marshall. Now, with that in mind, might there be an adventure in store for the two lovebirds?
Much like Gladstone, book two of the series is jam-packed with realistic dialogue and more of Mr. Miller's dry humor. Oh, and like book one, his love for animals, especially the wild ones, shines through.
If you're looking for more of what you liked in Gladstone, then Gladstone 2 is right up your alley!