My latest short story "The Night the Lights Came On"

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Seekers Tales by Nathan Lowell | Book Review

Review for "In Ashes Born"
I don't know how he does it. These books are like no Sci-Fi I've ever read. They are more akin to classical literature where not much happens externally in these quiet beautiful stories, but a lot is going on internally in the main character. This book was written with heart. I really enjoyed the many quiet scenes and descriptions of good meals among old friends. It's certainly a treat for those of us who set off on our first voyage with Ishmael when he was but a kitchen rat who knew how to make good coffee. I really enjoyed this story and can't wait to read the next book in the series. Time to set sail once again with some of the old crew and some new friends. Nathan's done it again.

Review for "To Fire Called"
It is so awesome to get more stories with these characters. I loved most of this book. So many great scenes with characters I've come to love. I really enjoyed all of act 1. There were a few slow parts near the end of act 2 that left me pining for more to happen and the plot was a bit confusing, but I was happy with the book once I finished it. Of all of the Solar Clipper stories this one is a 4 and every other book has been a 5. I'm done with this review because I'm ready to start reading the next one right now!

Review for "By Darkness Forged"
That was a really fun ride through the deep dark with some very beloved characters. It was so fun to set sail with them again after reading the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper books when they first came out a while back. It was great to see the protagonist, Ishmael, back in action in this book. He was like his old self again and seeing him emerge once more was very satisfying. I really enjoyed this last book and it was bitter sweet to read the last few chapters. I had a huge smile on my face and tears in my eyes because I loved it and it was coming to an end. So glad to have more adventures with Ishmael after the other books ended. 

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

I'm Writing Fiction Again

Accidental Minecraft Family Book 1
That's right. I'm writing fiction again and you'll never guess what kind it is. It's not the Kindle Vella story  "I Can Fly" that I started as I wrote about a few posts ago, though I would like to keep writing episodes for that. 
I am writing an Unofficial Minecraft Book. 
My good buddy Pixel Ate has been making a living writing these books! It's not just the genre either, he's a great writer who puts out books consistently. Read the first book, "Accidental Minecraft Family: Book 1" and see for yourself. The coolest part is, his own son couldn't get into reading until he read books like these that take place in the world of Minecraft. Once he found them he devoured dozens of them so my friend tried his hand at it and he's doing really well at it. His books are fun and funny. If you have Kindle Unlimited you can read his book for free! It's about a family who wakes up in the game Minecraft. If you like them like I do, he's up to the 16th book available for pre-order now!

My story is going to be about a boy from medieval times who dreams of fighting real monsters and becoming a hero. He walks through a fairy ring which acts as a portal transporting him into the world of Minecraft where he was told he could fight monsters, but he knows nothing about the world and must figure it all out the hard way. I'm on chapter 2 of 40 so I have a ways to go but the great thing about these books is that they're short. I don't have much time to write it but when I do have a small amount of time I'm able to knock out most of a chapter.