Larry Crow

Biography

I have owned a bookstore, collect first editions and worked in computer technology for several years. But I always desired to 'write' within my own personal interest for 'speculative fiction'. I am an avid reader of this genre (both fantasy and scifi) and used those hours to provide an understanding of how to present stories of people in unique environments. “Writing is accomplished by understanding your characters.”

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The Young Shall Endure: Aerolan Saga: Book 2
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You set the price! Words: 159,560. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Our three young people were placed in positions of leadership to help Aerolan avoid a world-destroying war the people knew nothing about. The three are soon looking for friends and allies. They offer their unique and new-found magical abilities to fight against a vengeful, god-like man who wishes to destroy their home - Aerolan and, worse, their world - Narhtrae. Can they achieve victory?
The Young Shall Inherit: Aerolan Saga: Book 1
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Price: Free! Words: 108,870. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Anisah and her friends, Geth'n and Pet'r, are chosen by the Al-Esfer'n, immortals unable to help them save their home, Aerolan, and the world of Narhtrae and, potentially, other worlds from the devastation of their arch-enemy, Baalsa'n. The three have no knowledge of the ways of war, have no known magical powers and are totally unaware of what is about to happen to them. Will they survive?

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Smashwords book reviews by Larry Crow

  • Wind-Scarred (The Will of the Elements, Book 1) on Oct. 07, 2012

    The story line is good, interesting. But your dialogue is too tight, not conversational somehow. The voices seem forced. The narrator - Mat - seems a bit childish. As I read, I kept wondering if this was a young person, or just an older one who acts that way.
  • Easy Smashwords Formatting In OpenOffice on Oct. 07, 2012

    I found the book informative because I use OpenOffice extensively and am currently working on my second book using this processor. This edition of Smashwords "Helps" has shown me several easier ways to use the somewhat hidden benefits of the processor. Some of these helps rectified my "work around" methods I grunted and groaned through late at night with my previous writings. I, have one of my books - The Young Shall Inherit - currently on Smashwords and looking toward placing my second on very shortly. So, thanks for the help. I, for one, appreciate the assistance.
  • Burning Light on May 31, 2013

    After reading "Worlds Unseen", I knew I should continue the series. One of the marks of a good book (for me) is a good sense of what each character wants and, in the long run, how each character shapes the story. I highly recommend reading all of this series. Ms Thomson does write in a religious "theme" but there were no distraction caused by that - this was not a sermon. Enjoy this book and the others very much.
  • Worlds Unseen on May 31, 2013

    As a "jumping off" point, the book blended a variety of ethnic groups into a whole. Following a preferred "end of the world" plot, Ms. Thomson gave us good characters and plenty of mystery. The book was fun and made me want to read the other two books. Good stuff.
  • Coming Day on May 31, 2013

    Raced through this one quickly to learn how it "all" ended. The plotting was very well done - leading the reader to the next characters resolution to the problems presented. I was pleased the two main characters fulfilled their promise and that the others introduced had equal "billing" and action. Pleasant ending to the series - despite some of the "failures" of a few characters. Simply a good story. All the books (a trilogy) should be read to enjoy the impact of the theme. I, too, have a trilogy started with two books available on Smashwords - The Young Shall Inherit and The Young Shall Endure. Hopefully, you find these engaging. The stories are similar to the theme of Ms. Thomson's Seventh World Trilogy.
  • Nomads of the Gods on Feb. 18, 2014

    You ARE a great storyteller - the plot with action keeps a reader coming back to "turn the page". Let's you run with the Nomads. But . . . The spelling is really bad. Maybe a review by someone else before you "publish" might be advisable. As a writer I know how difficult this part is.