John Harvey

Biography

John Harvey is a First Nations author and part-time editor from Canada. He writes mostly science-fiction and fantasy. His first published series is The Chronicles of Cirrus.

Where to find John Harvey online

Series

The Chronicles of Cirrus
The Chronicles of Cirrus is a YA science-fiction adventure series that spans two worlds: Earth; and Cirrus, a world-sized space station. Sir Isaac Newton predicted the world would end before 2090, and Pieter Reynard wants to bring about that apocalypse--on both worlds. It's up to Jack Scatter and Sarah Rogers to stop him. Set in the late twenty-first century, they'll have to master a technological form of magic and confront genetically engineered dragons to prevent Pieter from taking over.
Broken Sky
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!)
Blue Spell
Price: $5.99 USD.

Books

Blue Spell
Series: The Chronicles of Cirrus. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,820. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
"5 Stars, a Must Read" -- Reedsy Discovery. Set in the late 21st century, BROKEN SKY is a YA adventure that spans two worlds: Earth; and Cirrus, a world-sized space station, where Jack Scatter and Sarah Rogers must prevent an apocalypse predicted by Sir Isaac Newton. BLUE SPELL is the second book of a trilogy where magic increasingly replaces technology, and dragons have political ambitions.
Broken Sky
Series: The Chronicles of Cirrus. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 100,050. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"5 Stars, a Must Read" -- Reedsy Discovery. Set in the late 21st century, BROKEN SKY is a YA adventure that spans two worlds: Earth; and Cirrus, a world-sized space station, where Jack Scatter and Sarah Rogers must prevent an apocalypse predicted by Sir Isaac Newton. BROKEN SKY is the first book of a trilogy where magic increasingly replaces technology, and dragons have political ambitions.

John Harvey's tag cloud

apocalypse    dragon    fiction    free    magic    mind control    portal    science fiction    series    space station    teen    wormhole    young adult   

Smashwords book reviews by John Harvey

  • The Bridge on June 26, 2021

    This is a fabulous book. It seamlessly merges science-fiction and fantasy into an engaging and imaginative story with humor, action, and intrigue, one that will appeal to YA and Adult audiences alike. Maeryn, Kaija, and the rest of the characters are realistic and relatable. This book isn't just a great example of what an Indie author can produce, it's better than what I've come across from mainstream publishers lately.
  • How to Make Friends with a Shy God on July 18, 2021

    When I picked up HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH A SHY GOD, I did not know it was so strongly rooted in Anime. I’m not a big fan of the genre, but it turns out you don’t have to be to enjoy Michael John Weber’s book. In SHY GOD, he creates an extra-dimensional world populated entirely by uber-powerful teenage girls, save one young man, Aikata. The characters are unique and engaging, and the story is imaginative, humorous, and nicely paced as it builds towards the final, expected boss-battle. My one criticism is that much of Weber’s narrative uses sentences beginning with an “-ing” word. It’s a deliberate choice, and one that creates an almost-lyrical, timeless quality that actually complements the contemporary, sometimes-suggestive dialogue. Fans of the genre, who may be more fully immersed in the story than I was, will likely be more forgiving. It didn’t stop me from enjoying the story, but was occasionally distracting, and that’s the only reason I can’t give SHY GOD five stars.
  • Elsker (The Elsker Saga Book 1) on Sep. 19, 2021

    Let me begin by saying I'm not the kind of guy who's big on romance novels. That said, Elsker struck a nice balance between the evolving relationship and the evolving main character, Kristia, who discovers her boyfriend, Ull, is a Norse god. Kristia and Ull's relationship is challenging, given the circumstances, but the story doesn't dwell endlessly on angst or superficial physical aspects, and Kristia grows in a way that's logical and believable (given the circumstances). This book is very well written and well-edited: a quick and easy read. I can't justify 5 stars because there are many hints of a greater conflict to come in the continuing series, but it never quite materializes in this book. It's enough that I'll pick up the second one, but I'd have appreciated a bit more action in this first installment to whet my appetite.
  • Free-Wrench on Sep. 19, 2021

    Joseph Lallo creates a well-imagined and detailed world in Free-Wrench, but the strength of the book is its characters. Amid a steampunk setting, Amanita, a clever and driven young woman, has a goal: a cure for her mother's deadly illness. That single-minded ambition takes her on a journey from the safety and comfort of her island home, to distant lands that are almost alien in their cultural differences. But she's both helped and challenged by the crew of the airship she barters passage upon, and these disparate characters evolve from cohorts, to friends, and finally to something akin to family. Free-Wrench is a light, fun read that's well-written and well-paced, with plenty of action and peril to bring out the best in its protagonists.