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Messenger [Kindle Edition]

James Walker
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Vic Shown's plans to start a new life in the outer space colonies are violently shattered when he gets caught in the crossfire between ragtag rebels and government forces. In order to survive, Vic is forced to fight on the side of the rebels against the Theran Union's overwhelming military power. In the midst of this desperate struggle, a strange container called the Cage, which may hold the key to winning the war, is calling out with a forlorn cry that only Vic can hear: “Are you there?”

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About the Author

James Walker is a freelance artist and writer of fiction and nonfiction. His scholarly articles have been published at numerous conferences and journals such as the ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, IEEE PacificVis, and HCI International. He has also written several novels, most recently Messenger. His current projects include virtual reality research in pursuit of his Ph.D in computer science as well as additional works in the world of Messenger. To connect with James and stay informed of upcoming novels and other creative works, you are cordially invited to visit the Walker Portal at

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1369 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499734611
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LXM9I34
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,790 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very detailed, very good. 21 April 2015
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The author spends a lot of time during this book describing the details. Sometimes it goes a little too far, more so at the start, almost as if the author has found their style the further in the book they wrote. Don't get me wrong, I like the details, it can really help paint a scene, but sometimes I did find myself skipping over large pieces of text to keep the story going.

The story is pretty good, if not original in its premise. It follows the adventures of Vic who just happens to fall in with a group of rebels who are fighting for their freedom. There's a little more to it than that but that's the underlining current. The author visits xenophobia and alien life forms and although central to the story, and what the author is really trying to write about, gets lost and forgotten.

The action scenes are great and you get a real sense of what's happening, the pace is pretty consistent too. The characters are well defined and compliment each other well, although at times a little stale.

Overall I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the second in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb storytelling. I loved this book. 20 Dec. 2014
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I really enjoyed this book. I could barely put it down, and I really hope that James Walker writes more books about Vic and his adventures. It is classic science fiction, with lots of action, a suspenseful plot and full characters who grow as the book progresses.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad 25 April 2015
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Most science fiction novellas are similar or repetitive these days but I still enjoy the action and a new twist or two. I liked this because of the lead characters and the fact it was not totally predictable
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy or the future? 6 Oct. 2014
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Good light reading,lots of fantasy and a pinch of philosophy. The author wants you to ask yourselves the oldest question in the universe: are we alone or is there greater intelligence.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I gave up after 60% as was just so bored. 1 April 2015
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Dreadful book - to be fair it started well but then just got bogged down. I gave up after 60% as was just so bored.
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