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Jane Carver of Waar: Waar, Book One Paperback – March 6, 2012
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About the Author
Nathan Long is a screen and prose writer, with two movies, one Saturday-morning adventure series, and a handful of live-action and animated TV episodes to his name, as well as ten fantasy novels and several award-winning short stories. He hails from Pennsylvania, where he grew up, went to school, and played in various punk and rock-a-billy bands, before following his writing dreams to Hollywood where he now plays in various punk and country bands and writes novels full-time.
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If you're looking for a refreshing new take on a classic sci-fi fantasy concept, "Jane Carver of Waar" may be just what you're looking for. Jane is a big, bold, bodacious heroine of the sort that we have gone too long without, and I am glad she has finally arrived!
I think that it is a little unfair to call this a parody of the classic ERB stories as this novel is it's own beast. In my opinion Jane Carver is a dramatic improvement over the original inspiration which suffered from stilted language and dated attitudes. This book brings John Carter into the 21 st century.
I loved the tiger centaurs, the gladiator fights, the sky pirates, and the heroine's gung-ho attitude. The alien princess is a scream. The sword fight on the top of an airship is fantastic. The author has a real feel for pulp style action with many cunning rescues and dramatic escapes.
I only hope that this is the first in a new series as I would love to read more adventures of Jane Carver.