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Amalgam is available in print and all popular eBook versions.

Caution - this book is not for kids, while I have reworked the one questionable chapter I would still say it is for 15+

The First Volume in the Valaran Chronicles is your launch into an epic adventure.

After a tragic accident, Hobs’ quiet life is changed...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 9th 2012 by Outskirts Press
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    AMALGAM (Valaran Chronicles #1) by Byron A Wells


    AMALGAM is the first novel and storyline in new author Byron A Wells sci-fi series the Valaran Chronicles. The description given by the author is definitely MATURE young adult, and the author does not punctuate and inundate the storyline with an alarming amount of scientific jargon similar to many science fiction series and novels. But be warned, this novel should not be read by anyone under 16 due to the graphic nature of some of the...more
    Kelan O'Connell
    SciFi fan is not a descriptive that would ever be applied to me, however, this book may have changed that.

    Byron A. Wells has found a wonderful balance between SciFi world-building and well-drawn characters with satisfying relationships. You can tell this author has a scientific mind but doesn’t punish the average reader with it - an issue that has kept me from a lot of Science Fiction reads.

    I enjoyed each of the three different juxtaposed, yet interconnected stories/worlds the author has creat...more

    Please look at my edited comments at the bottom of this review

    I was given this book to read through the Making Connections, ARR: Science Fiction Group, thank you. I believe the author still has copies of this book available for read and review here:

    The book blurb does a pretty good job about telling what this book is about, so I won’t go into much detail about that.

    (view spoiler)...more
    This truly was an astonishing and vivid fantasy written by Byron A. Wells. I did read Parem first and I highly recommend that you read the Prequel to this story, it adds much enlightenment. In Amalgam there really is 3 different story lines coming to an extraordinary conclusion where all three stories merge.

    Hobs is a young man how is very different from all the other villagers, he has dark hair and unusual eyes. He was raised by Ren because his parents were killed by a plague, a plague that also...more
    This was such a good book and I am so glad I got it and I cannot wait for the sequel! It is very easy to read and I highly would recommend this book to anyone looking for new fresh science fiction - written with many unexpected, excellent turns and twists in every chapter. Well worth purchasing this great book.
    I thought that this book was fantastic! I am not a lover of science fiction, but this book truly drew my attention. I can't wait for the second book to be realeased. It's a fairly easy read and i would reccomend it to anyone looking for something interesting.
    Natalie Wells
    May 04, 2012 Natalie Wells rated it 5 of 5 stars
    Recommends it for: Everyone
    Recommended to Natalie by: My father
    I thought that this book was very well written. It was nicely paced, easy to read and had an amazing storyline. Science-Fiction is not neccesarily my favorite genre, but I loved this book. It was compelling, and I loved Hobs.
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    Byron A Wells is an IT Professional living in Uxbridge Ontario. With degrees in both Education and Administration he has been able to sharpen his skills in the public sector as well as in many volunteer endeavors in which he has participated. During his career he has written a number of training and technical manuals. As a next step, he has taken the skills that he honed in his professional life a...more
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