Gary Hoover

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Land of Nod, The Prophet
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Series: Land of Nod Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,270. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In this second book of the popular Land of Nod Trilogy, Jeff Browning continues his quest to find his father in the strange new world he has discovered. His journey takes him across a savage wilderness in which danger is inescapable. While Jeff searches for The Prophet, his friend, Artimus, faces a less obvious but just as deadly maze of political conspiracies.
Land of Nod, The Artifact
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Series: Land of Nod Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,190. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.35 from 23 reviews)
Jeff B. has been haunted by terrifying dreams since the disappearance of his father. When he finds a portal in his father’s office, he must overcome his fears in an attempt to find him. As Jeff looks for clues regarding what may have happened to his father, he is accused by some of being a spy while thought by others to be a prophesized figure... who may be the key to victory in a developing war.

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Smashwords book reviews by Gary Hoover

  • Spirit Thorn (A Tale of Parallel Worlds) on March 23, 2011

    Many books describe odysseys, but few actually bring the reader along as skillfully as this with themes that are so pervasive and consistently defined. Art and science blend and twirl like graceful dance partners. They aren't detached and uninvolved but part of a larger whole. And as the harmonies between science and art are explored, so are the harmonies between space and time, man and earth, life and death, peace and violence, piercing and healing. . . The reader has an ever-present mental image of paired sub-atomic particles - spinning and oscillating, but always linked. Fascinating and beautifully done!
  • Message to my Children vol.II Hear the Message on April 03, 2011

    Will the battle at the End of Days be organized via blog postings and e-mails? At first, it seems an odd thought, but why not? Isn’t that how we communicate these days? This story is a richly imagined version of how things might play out. I’m not a biblical scholar, so I can’t begin to say whether this interpretation is supported by scripture, but it’s certainly interesting no matter what your background and knowledge. It’s a different vision than I have ever imagined and, full disclosure, it’s the first story I’ve read that makes an effort to imagine such events with an eye toward realism (Jesus and Satan fighting on South-Park doesn’t count, right?) so I can’t say how it compares to other interpretations. I found the inclusion of references to current events (such as the recent Gulf oil spill) interesting. I was also impressed with the effort put into imagining the details of how things would actually work - described not just in simple visual terms, but rich descriptions that engage all the reader’s senses. Very interesting and worth checking out!
  • Where She Belongs Book One on April 10, 2011

    I originally bought this book for my wife, but I was curious and started to read it myself . . . and before I knew what was happening, I was drawn in and, with the exception of a few breaks for sleep, bathroom and food, I didn’t put it down until I was done. As would seem obvious from that statement, this is Page turner and the reader feels compelled to find out what happens next. The story and characters feel very real and natural. We identify with them and we see them interacting with each other and they remind of us of ourselves and our friends, so when things get heavy the situations feel very intense . . . because it doesn’t feel like a story but feels like something that is actually happening. As I read this story, I was reminded of an Alfred Hitchcock quote: “Drama is life with the dull bits cut out”. That’s what this book felt like to me. The style is simple and effective and makes the reader feel immersed in the scene. Overall a great, entertaining read that has a little bit of everything.