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Alec and the Antlion [Kindle Edition]

Mike Howard
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

On a small farm in the town of Rowl’s Grove, Alec Able and his father Peter have waged a quiet war against one another for years. On the cusp of Alec’s manhood, when a tentative peace seems to be in reach, Peter grows ill and Alec defiantly leaves his home for the seething metropolis of Maetra. In the great and dangerous city, the young man embroils himself in the intrigues of a freedom-fighting group and learns that the only cure for his father’s disease is a panacea, made from the eggs of the fearsome Antlion.

With three brave freedom-fighters for company, Alec navigates a long and dangerous road strewn with bandits, giants and the swarms of terrifying drones that lie between Maetra and the Antlion’s lair. Against all of these terrors, his wits and his bravado may not be enough to win the day. Fortunately, Alec and his father have long kept a secret which may save them both…

Product Details

  • File Size: 440 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mike Howard; 1 edition (August 19, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00903I4AG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,897,545 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very unique work... August 1, 2013
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I wasn't too sure about this story at first but as it continued, it kept gaining momentum (very much like Alec) until I could barely put it down. I was very sad for the end of this story to arrive and I am voracious for its continuation. Very well done with gorgeous moments where things aren't always so black and white. In a way, it reminded me a little of The Book of Flying. Ethereal and real at the same time; this story stays with you.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad read, but not a lot of depth March 26, 2013
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Not a bad read, but I thought the main characters miraclous....nes was a little to far fetched. Not the what it was, but the extent of it (sorry, I'm trying not to give anything away).
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great story but needs an editor February 2, 2013
By Bob
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I agree with the other reviews that this is a very good story. I enjoyed it and read it quickly. However, the book appeared to be a draft, not a finished product. It was filled with grammatical problems, typos, misspelled words, extra words in phrases, incomplete phrases, etc. It was almost enough to cause me to stop reading.

Mr. Etzkorn, please get an editor next time. If you had an editor, please fire that person and get someone who understands the English language. I would love to read more about Alec, but only if the grammar is cleaned up.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book September 6, 2012
By S L
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Alec and the Antlion may start out like your common fantasy novel, but the more you read the less common it gets. With a strong protagonist and a rich supporting cast of characters to aide him on his quest, Alec and the Antlion will keep you hooked from start to finish. It is a bit of a quick read, but the author has left it wide open for a sequel, so hopefully there will be more to come and we will get to read more about Alec and his further adventures.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I want another September 5, 2012
By Susan
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This is a book for all fantasy lovers. I hope there will be a sequel. I want to see how Alec is going to save his world.

The young man Alec, discovers his father will die unless he gets a particular medicine that is far away in a less than reputable place, and difficult to acquire. He and his father have not got on well over the last several years and it suddenly occurs to Alec that he has not been a very good son. So, against his father's better judgment, Alec undertakes to procure the medicine, and the adventure begins. He meets three sisters who agree to help him with his mission which turns out to be more dangerous than he had planned. These three sisters are more than they seem and Alec comes to realize that he is more than he seems too.

The story kept me going and I couldn't get anything else done unless it came and physically interrupted me. Some of the scenes played across a movie screen in my head. I highly recommend this story and would really like to read more about Alec.
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