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The Kayson Cycle [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan D Allen
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Book Description

Top 2 in the Free Kindle Westerns Category! Featured on Kindle Nation Daily.
A stranger enters a dying town and makes a desperate plea...

The Kayson Cycle introduces the Kayson Brothers, a pair of faith healers who once wowed crowds in a traveling show but went their separate ways after a night in which a healing took a dark turn. Jeffrey Kayson disappeared into the wilderness and William Kayson, wracked by guilt, moved to the failing mining town of Calico Hills to build a nice, quiet life - one that has lasted for over ten years.

His quiet, predictable life crumbles when a mysterious stranger walks into his tavern bearing a proposal to find his long-lost brother and do the one thing that William has sworn to never do again - have his brother heal a woman. William soon learns that he can't escape his family - or his destiny.

100% of royalties go to Doctors Without Borders. Includes a sample chapter of The Corridors of the Dead. Please note that this is a Kindle Single, and around 6,000 words in length.

Product Details

  • File Size: 189 KB
  • Print Length: 27 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Qwendellonia Publishing (October 29, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0061FDUA0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,060,536 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wanting more!! October 31, 2011
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LOVED IT!! Good story line and characters. It left me wanting to know more about these people. I would like to know what happens after this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Short Story! November 23, 2011
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I only have one problem with this story . . . I wish it were longer!!! The world building for a short story is so difficult and yet it seems effortless with Allen's Kayson Cylce. I wanted to know more about the mythology and what had brought the world to this dystopian end, more about the characters and how they'd become what they were.

While there were a few typos, overall this story was fabulous, engaging and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a fast, fun, enjoyable read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A crisp, well-written short story January 15, 2012
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Jonathan D. Allen has written a nice little masterpiece here. Every so often I'm fortunate enough to come across an indie author whose prose entices me and instills the faith in me once again that there are still incredibly talented independent authors out there! From the beginning Allen grabs hold of your imagination with his excellent combination of language and setting. The reader is instantly transported to the world of the Kayson brothers, and isn't that what every reader is searching for---a writer who can make the real world melt away and recreate a new one? I agree with a previous reviewer: the only thing that disappointed me was the length. I wanted MORE! But the length is perfect. Allen's style promises the reader not to put more on the page than is necessary, and that is another talent I admire. Do yourself a favor and pick up this gem of a single; you'll end up like me: hungry for more of this writer's storytelling.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not worth the money! January 18, 2012
By norke
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As a short story it is OK but really unfinished. Good as an introduction to a novel, but one expects more to come. Left me unsatisfied after reading.
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More About the Author

Born and raised in the rural Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Jonathan wrote his first novel at the age of 13 and has been a slave to the keyboard ever since. He now lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife, two cats, and three quirky guinea pigs for which his publishing company is named. He specializes in compelling characters, riveting action scenes, and bending every genre known to humankind.

Jonathan has published two full-length novels, The Corridors of the Dead and Room 3, and two short-form fiction stories, The Kayson Cycle and The Station. Watch for the next book in the Among the Dead Cycle, Pathways of the Dead, coming later in 2013.


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