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Jace Cox’s life is changed when an overwhelming alien force invades the Earth with no warning or provocation. In the years that follow, he must not only fight to survive but also learn what it means to be a man and a leader. As the situation grows more dire, he realizes that his greatest challenge isn’t the alien invaders or even his fellow man; it is holding onto his own ...more
Hardcover, 270 pages
Published October 25th 2019 by Kyanite Publishing LLC
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K.D.
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of What Once Was Home by B.K. Bass for an honest review. As I had read another book of B.K.'s, Night Shift, and thoroughly enjoyed it, I was only happy to give his new novel a read and I'm so glad I did. What Once Was Home is an exciting book about a young teen, forced to grow up quickly. I loved how Bass started the book out with his main character, Jace Cox at the age of sixty-four, journaling the past fifty years - the anniversary of Landfall Day. He writes about the horror ...more
Crystal Kirkham
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When this novel first came up as an ARC, I knew I wanted to read it. However, I was on vacation and didn't have time to respond to the message. Shortly after returning home, I had a message from B.K. asking if I wanted to read this even though I had recently reviewed another novel of his.

I didn't hesitate to assure him that I was eager to read this novel after hearing about it and seeing the back-cover blurb. It sounded right up my alley and I've enjoyed all his work immensely so far.

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C.D. Storiz
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I begin? I LOVED this book. It had me sitting on the edge of my seat. Everything from the character development to the plot to the stylistic writing that had me just thinking about it... everything in it was well thought out and well written. The decisions that Jace must make and then to live with those decisions is heart wrenching. The grappling of humanity when everything is at risk... I can't recommend this book enough. This would make an amazing feature film. This is the 4th book by ...more
Michael Nadeau
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story really tugged at me and I have to say that I’m not usually a “coming of age” reader. The author weaves an intense theme almost right away and you are compelled to follow along through the pages as it unfolds. Beautifully written, the tale brings the reader through all sorts of emotions and mixes good and evil in shades of grey. Great story
Jill Squire
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In exchange for an honest review, I was given an advance reader copy of this book, “What Once was Home”.

While I am not a huge fan of post-apocalyptic world stories, I decided to have a go at Author Bass’s and I am so glad that I did!

Bass effectively immerses the reader into his gripping story. As a reader, I found myself traversing difficult forested terrain right alongside the young, teen, Jace, dodging bug-like invaders and experiencing his deep inner conflict while striving to escape notice,
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Joel Kellner
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm not great at writing reviews but I know when I'm entertained and took pleasure in reading a book. What Once Was Home was very enjoyable and engaging. Bass continues to build his writing chops and demonstrating why his works are quickly being added to my must read list. ...more
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B.K. is an author of science fiction, fantasy, and horror inspired by the pulp fiction magazines of the early 20th century and classic speculative fiction. He is a student of history with a particular focus on the ancient, classical, and medieval eras. He has a lifetime of experience with a specialization in business management and human relations and also served in the U.S. Army.

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