Colin R Parsons
Llandeilo Book Fair 2016
D.I.S.C. - DIRECT-INTERFACE-SHADOW-CONTROL my latest novel, has been acquired by Pegasus Elliott Mackenzie Publshers Ltd. This will be my eleventh novel.
Joseph Lanes is fifteen, skinny and ginger - a prime victim for bully target practice. He's systematically beaten-up every day by the Mackenzie Brothers, and thrown into the mud, like a discarded sweet wrapper. After a particularaly short beating, on this one occasion, he lies on the caking soil and discovers something shining in the dirt... a DISK!
This changes everything!
House of Darke on Audio
A new place to buy my ebooks
I really had to think about this review before writing it. There is so much right with Crank Tech One but there is also a lot that is wrong. But overall my experience reading the book was positive. The best thing to say about Crank Tech Run is that it was a fun read. The book is quirky, the story a bit different, it had some fun twists to the story and overall I read it with a smile on my face. I’ve read a lot of “robot” stories and seen a number of “robot” movies and this story was fairly original and not a rehash of plots I had seen before.
However, the writing is very uneven. There are points where I was impressed with a well written section, and then cringing at the writing in another section. Many times the story progressed forward brilliantly – but at other points it relied on hokey contrivances. If the entire book were written up to the standards of its best segments, it would be a five star sci-fi classic. The poor parts had the effect of pulling me out of the story, which is never good.
I am going with four stars because the plot was original, and there were several shining moments in the book.L Sweet 4 stars October 12 2015
Wizards' Kingdom... 'The Obelisk of Ashmar' Thoroughly enjoyed your new book. Just enough background information and recap of the first story to remind the reader of the original plot or for a new reader to see what has previously transpired. It is a 'Stand alone plot' and reading the first story is not a prerequisite. Every chapter has a strong, individual, original storyline. Excellent descriptive language - poetic, evocative mastery, filled with suspense and adventure. Great titles for every chapter... Very exciting climax. This series is a real winner - Alison Hall teacher at Williamstown Primary School