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- Publisher: Twelve Oaks Media (October 14, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 14, 2017
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- Language: English
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Earthman Jack vs. The Intergalactic Manhunt: Book 1 Of The Conclave Trilogy (Earthman Jack Space Saga 3) Kindle Edition
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Jack and friends are back with yet another exciting adventure!! And as always, the author takes us on one heck of a wild, intense, crazy thrill ride!
Added to the canvas are a whole slew of new and fascinating characters, including many who are in cahoots with the deathlords! Muahahaha! - but wait! The evil deathlords have an new plan - or rather an old one - universal domination! New villains, corrupt allies, more sinister deeds and a force that seems truly unstoppable as they seek out destruction and total annihilation, giving us one incredibly entertaining page turner!
Book three of this saga has been broken down into three parts - because trust me, it was too incredible to be told in just one book - beginning with Earthman Jack vs. The Intergalactic Manhunt, which starts out with an ingenious and inventive recap of book two, allowing fans to relive that epic journey and new readers to get caught up on what’s going on.
When this story begins, we meet back up with our heroes who are in a most dire situation! Jack and his crew are aboard the Earthship, being hunted throughout the galaxy by Imperial ships and Shanks is desperately trying to break through to Anna using his mind construct, hoping to help free her of the hold the slythru has on her. Soon, Jack has to accept help from an old friend, which puts him and his crew in an even more disastrous situation, leaving them separated and at the mercy of the enemy!
New allies are discovered, war is being waged on many fronts, enemies and betrayal are everywhere and painful sacrifices are made. It really does feel as if the heroes just might lose this daunting battle. On the plus side - or maybe not, since it seems there are some who don’t want him at the Conclave - Jack might finally get the paragon training he wants. But things aren’t always as they seem, which he soon finds out.
I don’t want to give too much away, but just know, there is A LOT going on in this book, all leading up to one impressive adventure that ends on a cliffy that would be agonizing if the next book weren’t already released - because the author is awesome and knew we wouldn’t want to wait to find out what happens next!
Hats off to you Mr. Kadish!
Jack is the kind of hero you have to root for. Even when things are going markedly wrong, his conviction, his courage and his eagerness draw you in. He’s not always on top. In fact, he rarely sees the top. In true hero fashion, he has some serious obstacles to overcome and he’s not always skillful in his delivery. Even with all he’s already accomplished, there are people who doubt his ability or his iron clad will and they push him aside as useless, but Jack NEVER gives up. That’s what I love most about him. He just never gives up!
Heckubus is still one of my favorite characters as his evil wittiness keeps me both laughing and amazed at how cunning his schemes really are. Scally has always intrigued me, but as he plays front and center, rescuing his friends when they need him most, I found I grew more excited when he appeared on the canvas! He’s quickly became one of my favs, too! And Grohm, the giant with few words, Green, the professor who is filling out his hero shoes quit well, Shanks who is willing to make the huge sacrifices for the greater good, Dan, who NEEDS his own spin-off story ... all these characters may be in separate corners this time, but they are united in their loyalty, their friendship and in their quest to rid the universe of the deathlords.
I love all of them!
The Wrap Up:
I’ve enjoyed this series since the first book, which blew me away. Each episode gets bigger, better and more daring. There are dangers everywhere and just when you think things can’t get more complicated, the author throws in the kitchen sink and suddenly complications become unbending barriers. I couldn’t help but be glued to the pages as it all played out, excitedly flipping through them to see what happens next. This series may be classified as young adult, but it can be easily read by any age reader and they are sure to find something extraordinary between the pages. I read it. Then my daughter read it. And we both loved it!
The writing and creativity is outstanding, the world building and the character development are amazing and the story itself is ... ingenious. It’s entertaining, it’s thrilling, it’s scary at times, it’s laugh-out-loud fun, it’s complicated and it’s emotional. Just what all great stories should be.
On to the next!
Back in 2013, Hugh Howey—indie author extraordinaire and vocal advocate for self-published authors—shared a letter on his blog from some guy named Matt Kadish who had written a book and self-published it on Amazon. Hugh Howey hasn't lead me wrong yet, so looked up Matt’s book on Amazon…600+ pages for $.99? Harry Potter meets Star Wars? Uh…duh. I downloaded Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet immediately. And then didn't read it. For like a year.
I can’t remember what made me finally pick it up, but I can tell you that once I got going I plowed through it. It was a blast to read! I Immediately went back to the beginning and started again, this time reading out loud to my kids—and they loved it as much as I did.
I’d found a rare thing. I’d found a self-published book that deserves to be read.
Book 2, Earthman Jack vs. The Secret Army, came along in 2015, and once again it struck all the right notes. Action, drama, intrigue, great characters, and laugh-out-loud dialogue sprinkled through out. No sophomore slump for Earthman Jack.
Now we have book 3, and I'm happy to say that streak continues. It's an expectation at this point. If fact, it ended up being so packed full of awesome that it had to be split into 3 separate books:
Earthman Jack vs. The Intergalactic Manhunt: Book 1 of the Conclave Trilogy
Earthman Jack vs. The Ring of Fire: Book 2 of the Conclave Trilogy
Earthman Jack vs. The Conclave of Corruption: Book 3 of the Conclave Trilogy
I love Jack and my kids love Jack. The only reason you and your kids don't love Jack is because you haven't read about him yet.
Where to start? This series is flat-out the best sci-fi fiction I have read in a very long time. What I especially love is that there are hints of Classic Star Trek, Star Wars, and (this sure dates me) maybe a little Lost in Space. Easter eggs are in abundance. There is one Easter egg line in the final book of the Conclave series, Earthman Jack vs. The Conclave of Corruption: Book 3 of The Conclave Trilogy (Earthman Jack Space Saga 5), that delighted me to no end.
Somehow I stumbled upon Mr. Kadish’s first book, Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet (Earthman Jack Space Saga Book 1), and immediately became hooked.
After purchasing the second book in the series, Earthman Jack vs. The Secret Army (Earthman Jack Space Saga Book 2), I had the long wait until this last installment, which is comprised of three books.
But, boy, was it worth the wait! The action is non-stop. Our hero gets into so many sticky situations – you wonder how in the heck he is going to get out. But “get out” he does and in the most amazing ways. I read a lot, and I can honestly say this author had me stumped all of the time. I never had a time when I thought I knew how Jack was going to get out of situation and have it turn out as I thought it would be. I can’t imagine how Mr. Kadish does it.
Also, what doesn’t happen often with me is that I liked all the main characters. I don’t have a favorite because I liked them all. My most laugh-out-loud moments were the comments of the robot Heckubus (spelling could be wrong for the name) and his evil laughter. I enjoy robots anyway, and he just fit extremely well into the overall picture.
If you are landing on this page to decide whether to begin this series, read it. You will not be disappointed. The writing style is awesome, and just flows. A peeve of mine is having to go back and re-read a sentence or paragraph to determine who is talking, or just what the heck the character is saying. In Mr. Kadish’s case, that never happened.
On another note, I enjoy Mr. Kadish’s emails. He is great to keep us up-to-date on where he is at and why he does things the way he does. I know other authors care about their readers, but I personally think Mr. Kadish goes the extra mile to include us in this adventure.
I can’t wait for the next installment!