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Steel Heart (Aneka Jansen Book 3)

Steel Heart (Aneka Jansen Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Niall Teasdale
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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As Aneka speeds toward Negral to discover the fate of the artificial intelligences who lived there, Ella finds herself in a colder environment, and in trouble. However, a chance discovery on a bio-weapons research site leads her to the location of Old Earth, the place Aneka was kidnapped from over eleven centuries ago.

With the chance to finally study the home world of the Human race first hand available, none of the crew of the Garnet Hyde can resist the long trip, far outside the borders of the Lorenti Federation. They have no idea what is waiting for them: a cindered piece of rock, men living in caves… What they find is far from what they expect, and it leads Aneka into a confrontation with someone she never thought she would meet.

Contains adult material; not suitable for under 18s.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 529 KB
  • Print Length: 309 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,652 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was born in the vicinity of Hadrian's Wall so perhaps a bit of history rubbed off. Ancient history obviously, and border history, right on the edge of the Empire. I always preferred the Dark Ages anyway; there's so much more room for imagination when people aren't writing down every last detail. So my idea of a good fantasy novel involved dirt and leather, not shining plate armour and Hollywood-medieval manners. The same applies to my sci-fi, really; I prefer gritty over shiny.

Oddly, then, one of the first fantasy novels I remember reading was The Dark Is Rising, by Susan Cooper (later made into a terrible juvenile movie). These days we would call Cooper's series Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy and looking back on it, it influenced me a lot. It has that mix of modern day life, hidden history, and magic which failed to hit popular culture until the early days of Buffy and Anne Rice. Of course, Cooper's characters spend their time around places I could actually visit in Cornwall, and South East England, and mid-Wales. In fact, when I went to university in Aberystwyth, it was partially because some of Cooper's books were set a few miles to the north around Tywyn.

I got into writing through roleplaying, however, so my early work was related to the kind of roleplaying game I was interested in. I wrote "high fantasy" when I was playing Dungeons & Dragons. I wrote a lot of superhero fiction when I was playing City of Heroes. I still loved the idea of a modern world with magic in it and I've been trying to write a novel based on this for a long time. As with any form of expression, practice is the key and I can look back on all the aborted attempts at books, and the more successful short stories, as steps along the path to the Thaumatology Series.

Writing, sadly, is not my main source of income. By day, I'm a computer programmer. I work for a telecommunications company in Manchester, England. My favourite authors are Terry Pratchett, Susan Cooper, and (recently) Kim Harrison. Kim's Hollows books were what finally spurred me to publish something, even if the trail to here came by way of Susan, back in school, several decades ago.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Breast Obsession! 31 May 2014
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The author has written a good story but seems to have a breast obsession. Every female character, and these are in the majority, has an overly detailed depiction of her breasts in her character description. This seems a bit odd. I like tits the same as the next man but this guy goes into far too much detail. No mention of bulging male crotches or the like so quite sexist. The plot is OK, a bit tenuous but it does seem to mostly have momentum. The tech appears to have been borrowed from Star Trek and the boobs from Barbie. I guess this is soft-porn SciFi. SPSF? That's my breast guess, anyway. I guess that many more pert nipples straining against too-small translucent blouses are in store for me as I penetrate further...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good story. 17 Feb 2014
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The storyline is brilliant, couldn't put it down. The sex scenes were a bonus and don't detract from a great story. Reading my way through the series and cannot wait for the next
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4.0 out of 5 stars A journey passing read! 29 Jan 2014
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Space Fantasy, sexy, out of this world activities (of both sorts!) and an enjoyable way to pass a long journey. First Class!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Lesbians in spaaaaaace! and poorly written 29 Jan 2014
By Ozwaldo
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Reasonable premiss to start off with - crack soldier abducted by aliens, made into superwoman and found 1000 years later. But.. why all this in your face lesbianism? every second page has some mention and the author spends most of his time describing what everyone's wearing (or not), and how revealing it is. The action and actual s f is minimal, poorly written and utterly predictable. Why oh why do supposed science fiction writers just transpose todays surroundings onto a space ship and call it SF. The protagonist wakes up 1000 years later! - and space ships still have screens for gods sake. Imagine taking someone from 1914 to today - theyd be astonished at how things have changed.
To see how it's done just read any Ian Banks, Peter Hamilton or Alistair reynolds ' works.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Badly written soft core scifi porn. 25 Jun 2014
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The idea was a sound one (the scifi part) and could have been a good book. It was let down by many soft core porn scenes that had nothing to do with the story. I couldn't finish it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lets have some more ! 30 May 2014
By Joe
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Love the heroine. Basic shoot em up action but good fun, well written. Possibly a bit too much sex (did I really say that?)
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