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The 9th Fortress [Kindle Edition]

JP Jackson
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Detective Daniel Fox has just met with a grizzly end. The dawn of his afterlife is where our story begins.
To redeem his soul and earn a place in Heaven, Daniel must first venture to the 9th Fortress: Lucifer’s primary prison in the heart of hell-fire. There the worst of the worst are contained, and Daniel’s mission is to save one particular soul from its dungeon.
To help him achieve that almighty feat, the detective was given a defender--a samurai warrior called Kat--the most dangerous man who ever lived and the only one qualified, and capable of leading this perilous expedition.
Together, the Kat and Fox encounter the unnatural and supernatural on their decent to the pit, and all of it trying to stop them...


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About the Author

JP Jackson was born in 1981 in the shipbuilding town of Greenock, Scotland. He wrote his 1st novel "The 9th Fortress" whilst working as a nightwatchman.
Emigrating to Canada at the age of 30, he currently lives with his wife in the town of Summerland BC.
His is favourite drink is Irn Bru, and his cat's name is Al.

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  • File Size: 684 KB
  • Print Length: 506 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005EFVB0Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #671,670 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A huge disappointment October 2, 2011
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Badly written by someone who shows no maturity as a writer and further shows a VERY poor grasp of correct grammar, to include but not limited to correct word choice. I strongly advise the author to stay in high school, because I am a voracious reader of almost any genre except romances and I could not force myself to finish this!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Illiteracy runs amok... October 25, 2011
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I enjoyed the concept of the story. The author should have stayed in grade school though. As mentioned in almost all of the reviews on this book, there are enough grammatical errors to distract from the story. (A pain of glass? Really?) JP Jackson should get a GED and then try writing again. Again, the story itself was a good read, but the fingernails-on-a-chalkboard effect due to the horrible grammar that seemed to get worse as the story went on made for miserable reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story March 7, 2013
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Welcome to a new teller of tales. I look forward to more from this author and can't wait to read of the battle.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome April 2, 2012
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This was slow to get started. But after the first chapter, I was hooked. Stayed up till 4 in the morning reading this book....and would be willing to read it again. If you are wondering if you would like this book, don't hesitate. It has comedy, expense, mystery and a little bit of fantasy in the works....I loved this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting premise, poor execution February 22, 2012
By Aarika
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First, I really liked the plot of this story, and so it gets three stars. Yes, it was sometimes gruesome, but this is a book where the characters are travelling to Hell. I'd be dissappointed if it wasn't. And since the book was mostly up to the author's imagination, it was very difficult to predict what came next, although I did feel that it ended a bit abruptly.

But I agree with the other reviewers... the writing was atrocious. "Clench" your thirst?? Really?? I almost understand some of the errors... but that's not even close. What really got me, though, was the writing style. The story was told in the first person, which worked just fine for about the first half of the book. But as more characters were introduced, and sometimes split up in the story, the first person format was no longer appropriate. It seemed to switch temporarily to a third person style, but would not stick with it for long. I think it would have been much improved if it had been entirely third person. I had a hard time believing the main character really knew what was going on in the other character's heads when they were nowhere near each other. Sometimes it was just plain awkward, enough to distract from the story (at least for me).

Bottom line... the story is worth reading, just for entertainment, but only if you can get past the writing. Story still worth 3 stars even if the writing isn't worth one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible and Gross! October 23, 2011
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I struggled through to the end of this book thinking that it must redeem itself it at some point. Sadly, it didn't. The ending was very abrupt; in fact, I couldn't believe this was the ending and kept trying to make my ereader forward to the next page. I also felt the "happily ever after" ending was badly misplaced and quite a cop-out after all was said and done.

As other reviews have stated the bad grammar and incorrect word usage was very jarring. I found I had to skim over to get the context rather than reading the words as written.

The characters were sadly not very interesting. I couldn't make myself care what happened to any of them, nor interested in what might be their further adventures.

Not to mention the sheer amount of blood, guts, insects, monstrosities, gooey gore, slimy creeping things... this book is not for the squeamish.

I too am glad I spent no money on this book, but I still feel cheated out of the time I spent on it.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Neither as good or as bad as the other reviewers said October 5, 2011
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I will start by saying I am very glad I did not spend my hard earned money on this book - it was a Kindle freebie. It appears to be a fantasy based on Dante's Inferno, but the comparison ends there - this story is reminiscent of a child's nightmare rather than an adult's imagining. As noted in other reviews, there are numerous grammatical/spelling problems which are jarring enough to disrupt the flow of the story.

Not at all something I would class as action/adventure as Amazon seems to think. The horror classification is entirely appropriate. I would not be interested in any further work by this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A really enjoyable read and amazing imagination January 11, 2013
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Teh 9th Fortress revolves a man who sent to Hell on a mission to redeem his soul so that he can enter heaven. He is joined on his journey with an assortment of travelers he meets along the way. The book has a bit of a slow start, but understand the reason for it and once the journey began, I was enjoying myself. (yes there are some grammatical errors and misspelling, yet it is not as bad as other books I have read. Would suggest a proofreader and resubmitting the book). The tale includes lots of unsavory characters and obstacles, which were fun to explore. Really enjoyed reading this novel and would have given it 5 stars if there had not been so many writing errors that did deter a bit from the story. Will look for other novels by this author, since I do enjoy a bit of fantasy/adventure. Well worth reading.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow
A great book if you like blood and guts, spooky narrative and a lot of action. The writter as a great imagination.
Published 11 months ago by Mel Watson
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Very deep would like to read more of his books. But can't seam to find any more. Hint Amazon need more
Published 16 months ago by scott atkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars great first offering
If this is the author's first work I congratulate the efforts, typo and grammatical errors aside. a thoroughly enjoyable journey to hell and back. Read more
Published 16 months ago by I. Allen
4.0 out of 5 stars what a read!
Cracking read keep you on the edge from beginning to end. If you want action and adventure with twists at every turn this is for you
Published 17 months ago by karl
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read!
I really enjoyed this story. I will admit I downloaded it because it was free,but in order for me to consider it the idea of the book has to be interesting. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Winter Lilly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story!
I stayed up many a nights reading this. I enjoyed it greatly and hope that a second book comes out soon.
Published 22 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, very imaginative and descriptive!!
The 9th Fortress is a great read! I have fell asleep many nights while reading it because I just could not put it down. It is descriptive enough to make you "see" the story. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Charisse
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read
Absolutely love the story! The style and language used by the author keeps you captivated and wanting more. Definitely worth a read! I just hope he has more coming!!
Published on April 5, 2012 by JDR
4.0 out of 5 stars good start
****spoiler****(My review will be kinder and more in depth than complaining about an author's lack of education. I don't see those Ppl writing books or being published. Grow up. Read more
Published on March 4, 2012 by GoblinQueen
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More About the Author

JP Jackson was born in 1981 in the shipbuilding town of Greenock, Scotland. He wrote his 1st novel "The 9th Fortress" whilst working as a nightwatchman.
Emigrating to Canada at the age of 30, he currently lives with his wife in the town of Summerland BC.
His is favourite drink is Irn Bru, and his cat's name is Al.


Feel free to contact at: jpjacksn@googlemail.com

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