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The Chronicles Of Jenson Quest - The Rise Of Va'kaar

The Chronicles Of Jenson Quest - The Rise Of Va'kaar [Kindle Edition]

J Bryden Lloyd
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Jenson Quest lives with his Aunt and helps her out by working in her nursing home, where his grandfather is one of the residents. For years Jenson has heard his granddad's seemingly ridiculous tales of how he and Jenson's father fought along side a friendly alien race and other humans in the defence of the many human 'Realms'. Now, however, it seems that his granddad's ridiculous tales are, in fact, true.

Accepting the choice to step forward in place of his missing father and aging grandfather, and join the ranks of the Great Drak, Jenson joins the Keepers and the batch of new recruits and sets off across the galaxy to stop the Zyll Swarm and their latest Vuron weapon, which is threatening to destroy the Keepers and leave the human realms exposed to a danger that could begin the annihilation of the entire human race.

But while the Keepers, assisted by the Great Drak and the humans of the Fourth Realm hunt down the Zyll Swarm and its new weapon, one Zyll has designs on gathering the whole of the might of the Zyll together and crushing the Keepers and the human realms once and for all using a new method of tracking that will enable the Zyll to find and destroy their target planets far faster than before.

To accomplish his mission, stay alive, and perhaps discover what truly happened to his father, Jenson will have to find friends and allies that he never expected to find, and lead the warriors of the Great Drak into a battle that could end in the destruction of them all.

With action and adventure from start to finish, Jenson Quest opens a new dawn in Sci-fi, with new characters to follow in this and future adventures.

About the Author

John Bryden Lloyd was born in the village of Llay near Wrexham in North Wales in 1969, before moving to Coatbridge, near Glasgow, where he lived from 1977 to 1986. After a further 18 months in Dunfermline, Fife, Bryden returned to North Wales where he worked as a draughtsman for the MoD. He married in 1991 and returned to education in 1993, with the aim of going into teaching, but in 1996 he left full-time education with a HND in Aeronautical/Mechanical Engineering. He still works as a contracting CAD designer. Now living in Northop, North Wales with his wife, six children and two dogs, Bryden began investing more time in his writing in 2010.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 632 KB
  • Print Length: 478 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466368233
  • Publisher: J. Bryden Lloyd; 3rd Kindle edition (17 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005M5PI5U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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John Bryden Lloyd was born in the village of Llay near Wrexham in North Wales in 1969. Now in his 40's, and married with 6 children and a couple of dogs, he still works as a contracting CAD designer.

In 2011, The Rise Of Va'kaar was the first of the series of Chronicles involving Jenson Quest and the Great Drak. It took 18 months to write and although it was originally planned to be a stand-alone novel, the ideas and directions it inspired have spawned a possible 9-book series, the first trilogy of which is already available.
Book 2, The Realms Of Jurrii, was published in November 2011 and book 3, The Cause, in June 2012.

Along with the Jenson Quest series, he has also written The Zubot Master; a sci-fi series for younger readers. Part 1, Time Slip, was released in January 2012, and the second instalment, The New Age, is due out soon.

For those who prefer shorter works, Meet My Shorts! (a Series of Short Stories) was issued in February 2012, and Meet My Other Shorts! (a Series of Short Stories), in March 2012.

You can join the author at his blog

or on Twitter : @JQChronicles

or on Facebook : J Bryden Lloyd (Author)

There are more projects on the horizon, including two further Zubot Master books and two further Jenson Quest trilogies.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unreadable. 30 May 2012
By Quinny
Format:Kindle Edition
I got this book as a free download, it looked like it might be a reasonably entertaining read. Unfortunately I found it to be vey poorly written. The author clearly has no idea how to use punctuation, his use of the comma is random to say the least. Sentences run on for entire paragraphs, and I had to re-read several passsages to make sense of what had actually been written. I found the dialogue stilted and unbelievable and the sentence construction awkward. So much so that I was unable to engage with the story, and abandoned the book after the first hundred pages. This book seems like it might have had a fighting chance if the services of a decent editor had been engaged who could have given some advice on grammar, punctuation and sentence structure.
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I was a science fiction fan long before I turned to horror and suspense. Growing up, my heroes were Heinlein and Herbert, Stewart and Verne, Asimov and Sagan. But now that I'm nearing middle age, I find myself returning to those roots. Having a child who's a voracious reader and a huge Star Wars fan probably has a lot to do with this.

J. Bryden Lloyd's Jensen Quest was a wonderful reintroduction to the genre. This first book in the saga reads like a cross between Star Trek (DS9) and Ben 10. The young eponymous protagonist is both charming yet mature beyond his years. The story is rich in description and events. The book moves at a good clip throughout. There is no question which side we are meant to like, and which side we should loathe.

It's just as clear that Lloyd is a huge fan of the genre. He takes considerable time in building the world of the story. He is a lover of language and sounds, bequeathing his characters and their ships and worlds with fantastic tongue-twisting names; the harshest, most guttural sounds are reserved, of course, for the enemies. Devotees to the genre will easily recognize the conventional sci-fi tropes and elements that fill the pages of this work, be they paper or virtual ink.

Among indies, Lloyd's work stands out as both ambitious and well-written. There are the occasional technical slips, which would have benefited from a copy-editor, but they are infrequent and don't detract from an otherwise engaging tale. I look forward to continuing the journey with Jensen in the second book.

One final note to the more puritan readers out there: there is some profanity. Though not excessive, nor unusual for the genre, it's something to be aware of. Lloyd's Chronicles doesn't pander to the more whimsical tendencies that are so characteristic of the Star Wars saga.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rise of vakaar 21 July 2013
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Chronicles of Jason quest. Rise of vakaar this is a fast paced read and very enjoyable well written to enjoy
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