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The Summoning of Clade Josso: The First Descent into the Vein Paperback – February 4, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (February 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439222738
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439222737
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,632,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

J. Dean is the author of the Vein project, his first serious venture into the realm of professional writing. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he teaches foreign language in public school and also gives private tutoring sessions, but is hoping that the Vein project will serve as a springboard for becoming a full-time writer. Mr. Dean plays bass guitar and co-writes music for the progressive rock band Episodic, and enjoys other hobbies such as target shooting, martial arts, and cuisine experimentation in the kitchen. He and his wife have two children and live in Michigan.

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"Taking fantasy in a unique direction."

That's the motto and driving force behind J. Dean and the creation of his epic Vein series. Hooked on writing since the fifth grade, and cutting his teeth on the great authors like Stephen King and Ray Bradbury, J. Dean held tight to his love for stories through high school and college, and in 2008 officially launched into the world of professional writing with The Summoning of Clade Josso: The First Descent into the Vein, following this up two years later with The Summoning of Old Velt. In addition to the Vein series, J. Dean writes and publishes short stories, and plans in 2012 to release his first short story collection as well as the third novel in the Vein series. He resides with his family in Michigan, and enjoys playing the guitar, martial arts (when he gets the time to get back into it), and spending Sunday afternoons after church arguing with television referees who throw yellow flags on the football gridiron.

His blog can be found at http://enterthevein.wordpress.com

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
The Summoning of Clade Josso,The first descent into The Vein, by J. Dean is my idea of the perfect book to be made into an animation action adventure movie! I know that the monsters in this book would be unparalleled for creative images that would be magnificent in full living color! Take, for instance, the Cloud Specter who appears upside down from out of the clouds, his huge arms reaching to grab you! Or the dangers of the Meridian that must be crossed...or... just the fact that everybody other than Clade, no matter what species, is, ahhhh, dead? What a fantasy Purgatory!

When his sister died, it seemed that Clade's parents died inside--they failed to keep themselves and their business in Cyrco up and the family had fallen apart, emotionally and physically. And so Clade used a rare artifact to seek out The Control, hoping to have his family returned to what it had been--could his sister be claimed from the dead, or, if not, would it be possible for her parents to actually see and talk to her to know that she was happy and alive where she was now?

Where did he go....ah, that would be part of the mystery...but the author claims that Clade was "vomited" there... I just had to add that as an example of the specific word choices that you will find throughout this novel!

Oh, and as soon as he got there, he met and talked with Trecil, his sister!

The descriptions for the place, the buildings, the people are all part of the phantasm, magic and excitement readers will experience as they join Clade Josso in his descent into The Vein.

Clade was attempting to enter a city whose occupants had no interest in letting him in and there was met by Radha, a member of a Sect whose purpose was much greater than the personal wishes of Clade.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Erica Niemi on June 27, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
I could not put this down. The story moves along without getting bogged down in details, but the author still paints very vivid pictures of this strange world. Very original. I happen to know the author. He is a friend and coworker. He says there are several more volumes where this came from, but what a great start to a series! I highly recommend this book.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 13, 2009
Format: Paperback
Good characters, good plot, very entertaining. I can't wait for the next the one!My only complaint is that the second book isn't out yet!!
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jason Justice on April 10, 2009
Format: Paperback
I'm not real big on fantasy/sci-fi, but thought I'd give this book a try. It was VERY well written and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it! J. Dean does and awesome job of describing the action, environment, and beings in the book, without it being overkill. Can't wait for the next one! (Just fyi, this review was written by Jason's wife, Sammi!)
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