The Guardsman, Book 1, was an excellent story that I enjoyed a lot. I am surprised that this is the authors first published book. The characters are well developed and I look forward to the next release. Hopefully not to long! Thanks for a great read - ScFi fan
Thank you. I appreciate the positive feed back.
I have the second book about 1/3 through the edit process and am aiming for release in the very near future.
Did you read it on eBook?
Loved your first book. Read it on a first generation Kindle and on Android. Please get the next one out soon!
Thank you Chuck. I'm aiming for the end of October for Guardsman2 release. The draft is in editing now and the cover art should be along shortly.
Downloaded your first book the Guardsman on kindle. Great work I really enjoyed it. Great character development and found it a good read. I am looking forward to the next book
I really enjoyed the first book. I am anxiously awaiting the rest. The quality of the story and character development completely overshadow the grammatical errors.. so dont sweat the small stuff. Keep up the good work. I am a huge sci fi fan and my 10 year old is becoming one too, I will be letting him read your first book this weekend. Oh and thanks for limiting the profanity.
Thanks guys. I appreciate the comments.
If you do find issues or errors please let me know, I can fix them pretty easily on Kindle and will be republishing the hard copy version in a few days with corrections too.
Loved it. The story and characters are well formed and believable. The flashbacks kept me switching from right to left brain, but thats good. The story has mind blowing action but the flashbacks make me think about it a bit more than just devouring all the slashing and bone crunching. Seems a bit more cerebral than the usual run of the mill sci fi action books out there. I could be over thinking it. I really liked the part when Phyllip made mention of "remembering to watch his language". I dont think you put that in there because of my earlier post here, but my wife and I got a big kick out of it because of the cooincidence. You have written a story that we talked about at the dinner table, pretty cool stuff. Keep up the good work.
Thanks MW. (Positive) Dinner table conversation is high praise indeed and I really appreciate it.
I actually did put that into the book in a final edit, it is one of Phyllip's characteristics but I wanted to make sure that it was explained and you gave me an interesting way of doing that.
The characters are modeled to have quarks and 'oddities' along with their strengths and shortcomings. I also write some raving jerks, as you have seen. I added those interactions intentionally to create a more vibrant story. Persephone has many of her mother's traits, but also a willful independent streak that drives both her parents (and Samson) nuts. Her father deals with many of the same issues gruff outspoken soldiers deal with at the polite dinner table.
I'm glad the flashbacks kept you on your toes, that was the intent, and I'll wager you remember them well too. They are supposed to be life altering events, for the characters, so I'm glad they stand out to grab you as a reader.
Guardsman3 will be a slightly different flavor, as the mystery changes to pursuit of justice.
Just finished reading books one and two of the Guardsman series on my Kindle, and loved them both. Your characters are well developed and the book pace is fantastic. Please hurry with the third addition.
Thank you Heather, I'm glad you enjoyed the Guardsman. I keep telling myself that I want to work on my Symbiot series, but you will be pleased to know that I added about +5% to Guardsman3 yesterday.
Thoroughly enjoyed book 1 and just started read book 2 on my Kindle. It's a great story but I am finding that the spelling errors are beginning to iritate. The most common one is the use of the word 'than' when the context of the word makes it obvious it should have been 'then' and visa versa. A comment earlier about letting you know about spelling and gramatical errors is fine but with a kindle version, there are no page numbers so difficult to identify their location. Maybe a 'search of all the words 'then' or 'than' would let you check the context of those particular errors.
Can't wait for book 3 though. Hope it won't be too long coming.
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