Darrell Candis


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Smashwords book reviews by Darrell Candis

  • The Phoenix Crisis on June 04, 2013

    A real page turner. I literally could not put it down. The protagonist was really well done, with significant flaws but strong character.
  • The Phoenix Rising on June 04, 2013

    I must echo all of the other reviews. This is a must read. I literally couldn't stop reading it.
  • The Survivor Chronicles: Book 1, The Upheaval on June 08, 2013

    A real page turner! I really like the way that the stars of the story were developed as well as the supporting cast, which prevents the story from becoming bogged down. The desperation of their situations is expertly told. Only the presence of a couple of grammatical errors prevent this from being 5 stars. So, it gets a 4.95.
  • Peace Warrior on June 12, 2013

    I could not read anymore of this story due to the loss of my suspension of disbelief. The main character's incident at the beginning of the story was completely unbelievable, causing me to totally lose interest.
  • After: First Light on June 16, 2013

    An original premise and reasonably well told. My main problem with the story is the lack an emotional impact. I understand what is going on but I never really feel the desperation of the characters. It almost seems as though they just accept that this is the world is now and just move on. For this to become a great series, some sort of emotion has to be added. Don't tell me about their relationships, show me. Make me feel and experience their loss and their struggle. Right now, I say take a pass as there several better stories in this category.
  • The Starhawk Chronicles on Aug. 10, 2013

    Here is yet another story with an incompetent protagonist. How is anyone supposed to believe that he such a great bounty hunter when he walks right into 2 very obvious ambushes back to back, learning nothing from the experience. A really good story until this happened. I'm done.
  • The Cagliostro Chronicles on Aug. 18, 2013

    Severely lacking plausibility. I was unable to finish this story. The main problems were. US centric story complete with all anglo characters. A FTL ship that worked perfectly the first time. A civilian ship and crew seemingly far more capable than the military. A crew being selected for a first contact situation without a diplomatic presence onboard. These problems, and several others, were present in just the first 3 chapters. Overall, a waste of time and money.
  • Space Crazy on Aug. 29, 2013

    Finally a low cost book written to a professional level. A great read. No ridiculous plot devices and a likeable, well developed main character. Highly recommended.