Jane Carver of Waar

Jane Carver of Waar

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by Nathan Long
     
 

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Jane Carver is nobody's idea of a space princess.

A hard-ridin', hard-lovin' biker chick and ex-Airborne Ranger, Jane is as surprised as anyone else when, on the run from the law, she ducks into the wrong cave at the wrong time-and wakes up butt-naked on an exotic alien planet light-years away from everything she's ever known.

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Jane Carver is nobody's idea of a space princess.

A hard-ridin', hard-lovin' biker chick and ex-Airborne Ranger, Jane is as surprised as anyone else when, on the run from the law, she ducks into the wrong cave at the wrong time-and wakes up butt-naked on an exotic alien planet light-years away from everything she's ever known.

Waar is a savage world of four-armed tiger-men, sky-pirates, slaves, gladiators, and purple-skinned warriors in thrall to a bloodthirsty code of honor and chivalry. Caught up in a disgraced nobleman's quest to win back the hand of a sexy alien princess, Jane encounters bizarre wonders and dangers unlike anything she ever ran into back home.

Then again, Waar has never seen anyone like Jane before…

Both a loving tribute and scathing parody of the swashbuckling space fantasies of yore, Jane Carver of Waar introduces an unforgettable new science fiction heroine.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this affectionate and often raunchy parody of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s John Carter of Mars books, the slavery-tolerant Confederate veteran pursued by Apaches becomes a proud biker chick on the run from cops for manslaughter. One mysterious transportation later, Jane is on an alien world. Shortly after arriving, Jane gets stuck helping lovestruck aristocrat Sai-Far, whose one true love, Wen-Jhai, has been stolen away by the bold, ambitious Kedac-Zir. Jane is far stronger than any Waar native; by contrast, Sai’s heartfelt dedication to chivalrous romance is in no way matched by prowess or courage. As they quest after Wen-Jhai, Long mocks and critiques elements of space fantasy settings that a son of the Old South like John Carter would never have noticed. Long is sometimes amused, sometimes angered, and very familiar with his source material; his book will appeal to readers who share those characteristics. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597804097
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
09/23/2014
Series:
Waar
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
661,228
File size:
838 KB

Meet the Author

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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Jane Carver of Waar 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 203 reviews.
Queengeek More than 1 year ago
When I was a girl, I really loved Edgar Rice Burroughs. JANE CARVER OF WAAR updates the Burroughs aesthetic for the 21st century. Instead of a handsome man swept off to an alien world, we have a biker chick in the same situation. This leads to some fascinating gender play in the book; it's a lot of fun, and spices up the narrative. And the plotline moves like gangbusters; I was continually delighted and kept off balance by the sheer inventiveness Nathan Long displays. It's a fun, fun read. I'm looking forward to the sequel, SWORDS OF WAAR.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jane Carver is John McClane in a Die Hard meets Avatar meets Princess Bride mash up of a novel. The characters are engaging and the story is wonderfully fast paced. A thoroughly wonderful and exciting read you'll not want to put down for anything. 5 stars -The Founding Fields
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just read the first chapter and i can already tell that this is by far the best free friday book yet! Finally!
Keath More than 1 year ago
Jan Craver of Waar was a decent book. When I first began to read the book I was thinking, "oh just another tough chick book." And yes it is; however, the story was done in such a way as to make the reader like Jane and cheer for her as she travels through the world of Waar, I was a bit disappointed that she had to return home and am looking forward to the sequel which was supposed to be out the 1st of November. I most enjoyed how the author takes us through and adventure that places our protagonist and her buddies in varying predicaments that all lead to under covering a nefarious plot to steal control. Classic royalty battles mixed in with a bit of love here and there and a whole lot of butt kicking with remental tones of Steam Punk throughout. The only thing it lacked was a Zombie attack. Read the book, its worth your time. Oh and for those that don't like harsh language, well Jane is a biker babe. You've been warned.
maryanorton More than 1 year ago
This book was funny as heck! The protagonist, Jane Carver is a rough, tough biker chick that gets sent to another world along the lines of Burrough's Carter. She will have you laughing as she makes her way through some tough situations. Very enjoyable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice easy read with twists. I will be ordering the next Jane
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Swashbuckling adventure, gladiators, kidnapped princess, evil warlord, loyal friends, strange customs, and a sexy amazon heroine. What more could you ask for? Fast paced story (NOT FOR KIDS) kept me entertained throughout. Looking forward to the sequel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Take John Carter, give him a sex change and an attitude adjustment and you have Jane. She a brash, refreshing, crude, uncultured, smart (at least street smart), liberated, liberated biker. I think I might have known her in High School. If Edgar had been writing now instead of a hundred years ago, I would not be surprised if this is exactly what he would be writing. There are some bumps in the road: a few small ways that the characters don't quite ring true and a few missing words and letters are the worst of it. If you're willing to breathe when breath falls short, and forgive the other small disabilites, you may find this outrageous tail to be an engrossing read. It's not for the faint of heart, nor is it fainthearted. Worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Swashbuckling adventure. Tough biker chick mysteriously transported to an alien world. I laughed out loud at some of Jane's crazy adventures. I will be looking for more from Nathan Long and Nightshade Books!
AnotherBibliophile More than 1 year ago
This is so great! It is well written fantasy, about a strong woman, with exciting adventures. I liked the beginning, how she gets into Waar, and the descriptions pulled me right into the story and her feelings. I felt that this writer knows how to make us a part of the story. Very enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is just fine if you don't take it too seriously, and don't think it's a remake or even spoof of a John Carter adventure. It actually takes place after John Carter has been dead and gone for many decades. There is lots of action, fight scenes, and sexual references. For you prudes out there, this book would be a rated R movie due to nudity, sex scenes (not lengthy or super graphic scenes), and foul language. The author presents some intelligent moral debates about gender equality, slavery, and justice. I enjoyed this book. It was a fun, easy read. Plus, it was free!
StoryseekerLS More than 1 year ago
This is a very bizarre book.  I'm a 58 year old woman that enjoys a good story & this one had my attention for awhile.  But I found myself wishing I was finished with it so I could start another book.  Parts of it were fun but and since it was a daily find I didn't invest much $ in it which I'm happy about.  I put it in my "Don't bother to read again" category on my Nook.  Gave it 3 stars since it might appeal more to a younger crowd.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was not something I would normally pick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story... a bit much with some of the more colorful language, but I think it is well crafted and action packed adventure written in the first person.
MRR62 More than 1 year ago
Long begins by telling the reader that this story comes from a woman who has sent it to him on a recording, drawing the reader into the possibility that the woman in question may actually have experienced the story about to be told. Jane Carver is a large woman, strong and determined. She finds herself the accidental perpetrator of a killing, and tries to run, fleeing into the hills and finally crawling into a cave where there is a strange glowing light. Reaching out to it... Jane awakens to find herself transported to another planet, where she encounters many challenging situations and meets varied intriguing personalities. Her strength and agility is multiplied because of the lighter gravitational pull, and she finds herself to be both hero and villain to the different peoples of this foreign world. My version is and ebook, and many of these have extensive editorial mistakes, but this one (as I recall) had very few, maybe one or two. Long's skill is evident, and leaves me curious for the rest of the books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an adventure. It is crude in places. There is offensive language if one is easily offended. It is also amusing, funny at times, and if you like scifi it will keep your interest. Not sure I will read the sequel, but will look for other books by the author.
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This is an awesome book that is full of action, humor & fun!
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