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Preview — Watcher's Web by Patty Jansen
Watcher's Web (Return of the Aghyrians #1)
One fateful day, her ‘web’ connects with a stranger, and stray power causes the plane in which she’s travel ...more
Kindle freebie introducing a new series by Patty Jansen (I've read but not reviewed some of her books before, note to self, fix that, and I enjoy her writing.)
Jessica has a weird ability, not entirely under her control, that has more than once gotten her in serious trouble. When the small plane she is flying on crashes although she survives fairly unscathed, two things seem apparent: It was her fault somehow, and ... this is not the Australian outback bush they were flying over before the c
Jessica very quickly gets uprooted, and the reader gets to experience a whole new world through her eyes. She is thrown into the middle of t ...more
I’m a sucker for a portal story, where the main character falls through some sort of access point into - well, whatever the author cares to imagine (past, future, parallel world, some other planet altogether). It’s always fun to watch the character work out what’s happened, and trying to deal with the new setting. It can be trite, but there’s always room for a fresh take on the idea.
Jessica has always been an outsider. She’s taller than average, for one thing, not very womanly ...more
This point of view has its good points and its bad points in that it allows the author to reveal the plot slowly, but also makes the situation a bit ...more
This book makes me feel I have just read an encyclopedia, yet I read it in a day. When you are at the ...more
Definitely glad it was free...some good elements: mystery, romance, alien race, etc..but very d ...more
The villains have a fairly intricate plot. The main characters, somewhat less so -- in part because Jessica keeps changing her mind about who she trusts and what she wants. Despite being trapped on an alien world, she doesn't hesitate to burn bridges when someone offends her; she gets away with it mostly because everyone wants to get in her pants.
So I had some trouble empathizing with her. Still an interesting read.
I really enjoyed this book and found it hard to put down. Love the main character being a strong willed woman. I am hoping that there is a sequel. I look forward to reading more books from this author.
My political/space opera thriller Ambassador will be published in 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications.
I've also sold short fiction to genre magazines including Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Redstone SF and the Universe Annex of the Grantville Gazette.
Author of the Icefire Trilogy and the Return of the Aghyrians series.
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