Christmas is approaching, so I’m giving those who do read a present. The first three chapters from my twelve chapter fantasy novel titled: The Sky People-Battlefield Earth, coming out on 24th December 2012.It’s an awesome book. Action packed and it will definitely challenge your thinking and beliefs about the world. The book is the first in The Sky People sequence. It is a twelve chapter novel with estimated word count of about 120 000. It is along the lines of Star trek, Star wars, The Avengers, Avatar, resident evil, sorcery and magic etc. An awesome fantasy/sci-fi read with a very strong and interesting storyline.
awesome fantasy/sci-fi read with a very strong and interesting storyline.
What is it about?
Battlefield Earth is a high romping, action packed, fantasy novel based on Greek mythology, African stories, and other worldwide creation myths from different cultures around the world. It tells the story of Khama, a strong, adventurous young man, with psychic abilities, whose uncle and father are at war with each other over kingship. Khama’s uncle, Sekai, have broken away with close to a third of the Ngwato tribe, and started a rebellion against the kingdom. With the help of AIs and robots from the future, he has tied an ancient horror; a monstrous fire spiting flying serpent dubbed ‘Nyanyabulembu’, to him and uses the monster to wage war on the Ngwato Kingdom. But the alien machines have tricked him; they have put his mind under their control using their advanced science to use him as a puppet for their own agendas. They intend to use him to do their dirty work on the outer earth surface because they are trapped in their underground cities, they can’t roam outer earth freely. Their creators and enemies, are looking for them to exterminate them. Meanwhile, Tilyhn, a blond haired white woman from the technologically advanced alien civilization at the inner hollow center of the earth, is caught and imprisoned by Sekai to be kept as a sex slave forever, and she tries hard to escape from his clutches.
I’m doing this intentionally, steal my book and idea and I ‘ll sue you all you got. That said, here is the download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?b9z81ot44ofwat4 NB:There might be spelling mistakes in there, the book is still being edited.
Damnsamn Slixed Foliche wrote: An awesome fantasy/sci-fi read with a very strong and interesting storyline.
Not so awesome. So much wrong with the sample.
For starters, there's the start. The book has a seventeen-page prologue that's pretty much a history lesson. Such a massive naked infodump up front is usually a portent of lazy writing. You should be Heinleining that info into the story or at least doling it out in smaller, more digestible pieces.
The book is crap. Sorry it is. Its a god awful child like attempt at a wannabe generational Othello. I think reading it actually makes you dumber.
BTW Battlefield Earth, by L Ron Hubbard, was an actual good book.(The movie was crap) And Sky People I believe was a book written by S. M. Stirling.
Not only is the Prologue a mind numbing instant book killer, the rest of what I read was just taken piece by piece from other decent and not so decent works of fiction. Not to mention that the writing alone in unimaginative and lame. Like reading a 6th graders summer vacation report.
Stephenie Meyer is a better writer than this, and she should have her hands broken for the trash she writes.
Virtual Studio wrote: It was the most turgid cliche filled piece of crap I ever started.
Not to defend the OP's novel, but I've read worse. Far worse. FAR worse.
"Attack of the Rockoids" is a prime example. The author is a legendary netcrank and the writing is awful. Almost "Eye of Argon" awful. The Rockoid author has a hard time figuring out how to transition from scene to scene, so he has the protagonist -- an ultra-elite special forces secret agent dude -- repeatedly accidentally knock himself unconscious. I almost cracked a rib from the laughter.
Orca Bay Images wrote: So much nonsense in that. A good story can easily be rendered unreadable by a bad enough author and a good storyteller won't polish up a turd.
A good book requires both a good story and a good storyteller.
Truly good stories have endured through out the ages even when told by bad storytellers...
Take Grim's fairy tales for example. They have been around for ages and told and retold in varying versions, but still maintaining their essence.
For example, most people don't know that in the original versions most of Grim's fairy tales did not end happily ever after. Hence the "grim".
And a true test of a story teller's abilities are to "polish turds". I can think of a few good story tellers who could read or publish their grocery lists and they would be something worth listening to or reading.