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Zaftan Entrepreneurs: Book 1 of the Zaftan Trilogy Paperback – January 4, 2011
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The story takes off when a Zaftan space ship approaches the Gundar planet. Zaftans are rather repulsive looking, squid-like creatures, standing seven feet tall and weighing over 400 pounds, with grayish skin oozing green slime. Oh, and did I mention that they don't wear clothes? It's because the slime makes most cloth materials smolder and eventually catch fire. Not only do they look nasty, but they're also quite snarly and treacherous, even toward their own kind. They come from a planet called Zaftan 31B, colorless and depressing place, permanently covered with dark clouds. Living on a planet nearly deployed of natural resources, zaftans are forced to explore the space.
During one of the exploration voyages a zaftan space ship, commanded by Captain Yunta, comes across Gundar, a bluish planet populated by diverse races, such as dwarfs, elves, humans, half-pints, yuks and others. After a brief analysis of the surface, Yunta decides to send Shtap, one of her officers, to negotiate the mining treaty with the leader of the natives. After learning the language of the natives, Shtap pays a visit to the president of Gundarland, Albert Webley. In exchange for the mining permission, he offers to teach them how to clean up the pollution and keep their water clean.Read more ›
Z.E is a scifi/fantasy adventure that involves many characters point of views. It starts off with Yunta, an alien commander in charge of finding rare minerals on other planets and bringing them back to hers. However, things are not going too well and she stumbles upon the world of some pretty feisty natives.
MacDrakin is a dwarf miner who owns his own land, mines day in and out, and hopefully one day he dreams of finding a nice, pretty, ambitous dwarf female to settle down with. His world turns upside down when the aliens invade his planet, he then takes it upon himself (with his legendary battle-axe) to teach the aliens a lesson. Leslie Higginbottom (great name right?) is the constable of the town of Skensfirth and a half dwarf half human. She is a tough girl (arent all dwarves?) and i really liked her character alot. Shes witty and smart and just a tad unsure of things and thats what makes her likeable. We also see events unfold through a myrad of other people such as the assasin dagger, the militia crew, the Yuk leader Gorya and others. All adding charm to the book.
The aliens are harsh beings and i suppose they are to resemble squids as that is what MacDrakin and the others call them, Yunta the leader is merciless and driven only by her greed to advance in her station and make lots of money. There are some redeeming qualities to some of the aliens, Schtap for instance was not entirely all bad, he seemed more curious then hostile towards MacDrakin and his group. However, they were still rutheless in destroying homes and farmland with thier robots and machines and it was easy to root for the Skensfirth folk.Read more ›
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Cute, that's about as good as I can say about it. Would be a fun read for kids but that's about as far as I would go with a recommendation.Published on February 20, 2013 by Eugene E. Mitchell
Can a D&D type world succeed when a bunch of Alien "Entreprenuers" show up to help? Well, help themselves to any mineral riches they can find.... Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by Daniel Cohen
A little hard to follow, not bad didn't hold my interest like I would like it to, the mix of aliens seemed wrong.Published on January 7, 2013 by Amazon Customer
it took me awhile to get into it, then it became a one night read! i will definitely be buying more Hank Quense books.Published on December 31, 2012 by J. W. Wolter
Feels a bit like the Lord of the rings meets an episode of Star Trek... Once again icky smelly seafood like creatures involved with a pseudo Tolkien world... Mayhem ensues.Published on December 30, 2012 by Dreyfe