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The Hawks of Kamalon [Kindle Edition]

Michael Reisig
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A Number One Nation-Wide Best-Selling Book for Books In Motion Audio Books!

The Hawks of Kamalon is an amalgam of gripping science fiction and wonderful storytelling, with imagery that becomes more believable with each page.
A small squadron of British and American aircraft depart at dawn on a long-range strike into Germany, but as they cross the English Channel, the squadron vanishes.
Drawn thousands of light-years across the galaxy by Kamalon’s “Sensitive Mothers,” ten men and eight aircraft are greeted by a roaring crowd in a field before the provincial capitol, on the continent of Azra; a land in desperate need of champions.
Captain Ross Murdock and the ’51 Squadron are cast into a whirlwind adventure of intrigue, treachery, and romance as they are “culled” back and forth across the universe, outwitting and outrunning the Germans, while they attempt to foil the invasion of Azra by the neighboring continent of Krete.
The Hawks of Kamalon is a heart-hammering adventure in the classic tradition of Robert Heinlein, but it also examines the parameters of faith and friendship, the qualities that define civilization, and the width and depth of spirit.

"Every chapter crackles with suspense-jammed, hard-hitting action. Combines memorable characters, exhilarating plot twists, and perpetual motion narrative" -- Richard Noone, Author of 5/5/2000

"Reisig presents the everlasting battle between good and evil in a past/present future fable -- and the raging battle is familiar, hopeless, and yet redeeming. Excellent!" -- Jim Nicholas, editor of The Daily Record, Ark.

"Spellbinding; sensitivity, passion and romance -- Michael Reisig is a master of originality." -- Barbara Rogers, Arkansas River Valley Writers Association


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From Publishers Weekly

In this interplanetary adventure, in which people from our world are magically transferred to another, an agglomeration of British and American WWII aircraft, commanded by Captain Ross Murdock, is summoned across the light-years by the "Sensitive Mothers" of distant Kamalon. Soon, Murdock and his 51 Squadron find that they have overextended themselves: while providing essential air support for the people of Azra, who are faced with an invasion from their enemies of Krete, they are also trying to fend off Germans both in 1944 and on Kamalon. Reisig, a journalist and author of the novel The New Madrid Run, tries to elicit emotion by creating scenes in which soldiers are exhorted to "Fight to the last breath in our body." While his tactics are worthy of Ambrose P. Burnside, both the writing style and the depiction of women will remind readers more of Edgar Rice Burroughs. (May) FYI: New Madrid Run is being produced as a motion picture.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Summoned across the galaxy by a trio of women with powerful mental talents, a squadron of American and British airmen find themselves on a distant planet in a land called Kamalon. Caught up in a war between the peace-loving Azrans and the militaristic forces of rival Krete, Capt. Ross Murdock and his crew use their skill and courage to defend their hosts. The author of The New Madrid Run (Clear Creek, 1998) combines war in the skies with romance on the ground in an sf adventure with overtones of high fantasy. An optional purchase.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1225 KB
  • Print Length: 442 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1885173601
  • Publisher: Write Way Publishing (December 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004QGYHUI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,512 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rare find, historical fact blended with wild sci-fi. April 17, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I was fortunate to lay my hands on a pre-publication copy of "Hawks" and it cost me hours of lost sleep. I couldn't put it down. Reisig lays a solid foundation of war-torn England and the very different types of men who all but signed their own death warrants every day they took to the skies in defense of that country. Then he whisks them off to a place with different, but strangely similar troubles, of violent conflict, sacrifice, romantic love, bravery, vile evil, treachery, greed and forgiveness. It's a rollercoaster of excitement, thrills but with a message worth remembering. This book is smoother and better written than Reisig's first novel, "The New Madrid Run," and the characters have more depth and substance, but he has not lost his gift of story telling on a huge graphic scale. All of the detailed action, suspense, glory and excitment are still there. "The Hawks of Kamalon" is an action movie, sci-fi thriller, and heart-felt romance just waiting to play in your head. Reisig just keeps getting better and better!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
The plot alone is worth the read, but the reality of the characters is such an added bonus, It's hard to put down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY A GREAT READ January 25, 2014
By Steve
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book has my highest recommendation as a page-turner. Mixing the elements of WWII with an off-world experience, you cannot help but become emotionally engaged with the characters.

It is a parallel universe that mirrors our own struggle for freedom, decency, and mutual respect.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of America's best authors. January 12, 2014
By Doc
Format:Kindle Edition
I first became aware of Michael Reisig when I read his comic/crime series of Road to Key West books. I rated him in another review as one of the 5 best comic/crime writers. The others are Carl Hiaasen, Tim Dorsey, Laurence Shames and Rick Gavin. After reading this earlier book, I need to add him to my list of the best authors I have ever read. Why?

Consider that a writer is like a chef. He has ingredients which comprise a plot. He then must use word and his wit and imagination to make the book emotionally and intellectually appealing to the readers palate. Michael does this in spades. How?

He has a plot which includes beaming pilots from England to a planet light years from earth. Add air battles, escapes from harrowing situations, love interests, treachery, train snatching and ensuing battles with German soldiers. Add in two heroes who make Flash Gordon appear wimpy and a villain who makes Ming the Merciless appear weak. The you add the writing.

Michael did and created a literary dish that must be consumed! As evidence, read his breathtaking description of Katrina in section 1025 (Kindle edition). Or consider some of the following quotes which show his flair and style.

"Courage isn't the lack of fear in a man, it's the acceptance of it. It' s going ahead anyway."

"A man should never be afraid to star in his own story."

"The angels didn't know what to do with me and the devil feared the competition, so they sent me back."

The book is full of beauty, horror, mystery, love a d passion. You absolutely must read it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reisig deserves more recognition and a national audience! February 16, 2003
Format:Paperback
Let me start this review by simply saying that Michael Reisig is one of the best new storytellers that I have read in recent years! Having read his extremely impressive apocalyptic novel, "The New Madrid Run", a few years ago, I was pleased to finally find a copy of "The Hawks of Kamalon". What Reisig has created in this book is a novel of epic proportions. He has created memorable characters entwined in a gripping and thrill-a-minute plot.
Take a novel that thrusts WWII pilots from the British and US Air Force into a cosmic world located light years away, throw in battle scenes taken straight out of the Battle of Britain and The Alamo and you've got "Hawks...". The novel really takes off when the pilots are drawn through a time portal to serve as the last-ditch heroes for a nation under seige by an evil dictator. Using their WWII Spitfires and P-51's to fill the skies with bombs and bullets to protect their new friends, they soon find themselves drawn closer to these people than they expected to be. In a book filled with multiple heroes, Reisig does a fine job keeping all of the characters straight in the reader's mind while making an unbelieveable sci-fi premise, almost believeable.
"Hawks..." is a classic tale of good vs. evil and much of the action is straight out of a Clint Eastwood or John Wayne movie. The battle scenes are very graphic and create vivid word pictures. And while the "escape from the throes of death" scenes that the heroes keep surviving are more than a little far-fetched, (reminded me a lot of the Matthew Reilly books, so his fans will love "Hawks...") this is a book filled with action, romance, and energy.
Unlike many reviewers who rave about not being able to put down certain novels, I rarely have experienced that sensation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun! November 11, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Action abounds in this high-flying adventure! A well-imagined plot along with superb characterizations and colorful, interesting dialogue make this novel a read you'll thoroughly enjoy. Buy this one!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genre fiction at its best January 31, 2010
Format:Paperback
After 15 years of buying books on Amazon.com, I'm writing my first review following a sleepless night of reading The Hawks of Kamalon. The story is thoughtful and the characters well developed. But what makes the book so magnetic is how well this is accomplished through its string of expertly crafted action sequences. It's impossible to put this book down. And the sci-fi premise actually just provides launchpad for a character-driven narrative about the heroic potential of individuals, regardless of their backgrounds (or planetary origin). A simply enjoyable read that really needs a sequel.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Reisig
Follows his theme, but exciting plot.
Published 6 days ago by Reality check
1.0 out of 5 stars Too long & slow
This book was too long and took too long for things to happen.
Published 1 month ago by William W.
5.0 out of 5 stars Can You Put Your Money on the Underdog?
The Hawks of Kamalon are the implacable combination of eight British and American planes of the 51 Squadron who've left WWII torn England on a deadly mission to Germany and are... Read more
Published 1 month ago by V. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars My BEST Book choice for this year
This adventure has all of the elements of Great science fiction: an exciting plot all the,way to the end, evil villains, and of course bigger than life heroes fighting for a land... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jackie Lynn
5.0 out of 5 stars Due yourself a favor and read this, you'll really enjoy it.
Very very get read for anyone looking for a little outlet. Very well thought out storyline wide great caricatures. Read more
Published 5 months ago by john
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Far-fetched sci-fi experience but almost became believable. I guess everyone wants a world beyond the horizon.
Published 6 months ago by Jim Christiansen
4.0 out of 5 stars I found this read kinda fun. The author has quite an imagination
I found this read kinda fun. The author has quite an imagination. This is what I would call light reading, no brain cells needed.
Published 7 months ago by Rod helenihi
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
In my first ever review I can only say that I loved this series. The story line and characters were well developed and intriguing. Great job!
Published 8 months ago by Connie G
4.0 out of 5 stars B; good read.
The premise is a bit too far-fetched; that said, the book is reasonable well written. You'll probably like it; I did.
Published 8 months ago by Jack L. Knapp
3.0 out of 5 stars Unless you like fantasy don't spend your money on this book
Unless you like fantasy don't spend your money on this book. It starts out well, but quickly devolves into some mysterious happenings that are neither believable nor logical.
Published 8 months ago by Jo Scales
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More About the Author

Michael Reisig has been writing professionally for 15 years. He is an award-winning newspaper columnist and a best-selling novelist.

He is the author of seven books - an Arkansas travel guide, five novels, and an author/publisher self-help book. His works have been optioned for motion pictures, sold to overseas publishers, produced on audiocassette, and purchased for e-book production on the Internet. Reisig's books have been #1 bestsellers with Books In Motion Audiobooks, and are sold in bookstores across the nation. He has been featured in magazines such as Writer's Digest and Southern Living, and in numerous newspapers around the country.

Reisig was born in Enid, Oklahoma, in 1948. The first son of a military family, he was raised in Europe and California before moving to Florida. He attended high school and college in the Tampa Bay area. After college, he relocated to the Florida Keys, established a commercial diving business, became the company pilot as well, and traveled extensively throughout the southern hemisphere, diving, treasure hunting, adventuring, and writing about his travels. His other interests include flying, martial arts, and fishing. He presently resides in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas, but still escapes to the Caribbean for adventures.

His latest novel, The Road To Key West, (released May 2010) is sure to please his readers, providing a mesmerizing combination of adventure and humor in a Caribbean setting.

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