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GOODREADS REVIEW: KARMATHAUR

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My Kaiju novella, Karmathaur, got a four star review on both GoodReads and Amazon UK today! Here it is:

“From the first line to the first echoing roar of Karmathaur itself, it is clear where the inspiration for the story lies. The story starts with a genetic experiment that is almost thwarted by the police, then moves on a few years later to when the genetically modified and radiation filled zygote (a fertilized egg) has hatched into the monster Karmathaur. We follow a set of friends as they find out about the cult behind the creature’s creation while they battle for survival. The story very much plays out like a Hollywood blockbuster, and like a Hollywood movie it is fast paced, action filled but low on character development. Interestingly the characters start to develop but the one problem with the story halts that, the fact that it is so short. It really follows the blockbuster formula that it is about gruesome deaths and high-octane set pieces. Whilst I am happy with this and soon became aware that this was where the book was heading, there is a sense of loss, that by making it potentially twice the length it could make you feel more for the characters. That said, for a book that costs 99p on Kindle you can not go far wrong, and it could easily be made into a film to rival that of Godzilla or Pacific Rim. The writing is a bit stilted at times but it gets its message across. The one thing that sets this story apart from those films is the end, the hint that this beast, created to destroy the world, might just be more than the sum of its parts.”

2018 WRITING RECORD

With 2019 around the corner, I can breathe a sigh of relief. At the beginning of this year, I set a goal for myself to write, edit, and publish two works in a single year. After the initial failure of Karmathaur, I was concerned I did not meet my goal. Thankfully, I salvaged the situation by refining it and republishing it while publishing The War of the Gilded Beasts. With these two works, I have broken a new personal record. Last year, I challenged myself to write, edit, and publish one book in one year and I achieved that. With this year’s challenge completed, I am now seeking a new challenge for myself. I will keep you updated on any updates.

GOODREADS RATING: KARMATHAUR

I discovered that the revised version of my Kaiju short story, Karmathaur, got a four star rating on Goodreads.com. This is a considerable improvement from the original version, which only got a two star review on Amazon. This pleases me because it demonstrates that my efforts were worthwhile in revising the story. I look forward to what else may come of my new and improved Kaiju novella. Wish me luck and I will keep you updated.

NEW AMAZON UK REVIEW

Numen the Slayer got a new five star review in the United Kingdom branch of Amazon:

“I have to give this book 5 stars. The story had perfect character development, pace and motive for the villains. I was sucked into this book and took my time reading it instead of skipping through it. It made you care for Numen and Grady Brown’s attention to detail was enjoyable. I knew who people were and what they wore, it was like a detailed picture was painted for me on every page. I’m so eager to read the next book and see what happens in the empire. 10/10 for me.”