×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Under The Stairs: Book 1 in The Bandworld Series
     

Under The Stairs: Book 1 in The Bandworld Series

3.3 104
by John Stockmyer
 

John Lyon, historian, new homeowner, stumbled through a gateway into an alternate reality under the stairs of his old house. And ... here he was, running a dangerous bluff; trying to pass himself off as a powerful Mage in this land that the natives called Stil-de-grain. Join John Lyon on fantastic adventures in Book #1 in the Bandworld series.

Overview

John Lyon, historian, new homeowner, stumbled through a gateway into an alternate reality under the stairs of his old house. And ... here he was, running a dangerous bluff; trying to pass himself off as a powerful Mage in this land that the natives called Stil-de-grain. Join John Lyon on fantastic adventures in Book #1 in the Bandworld series.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011110573
Publisher:
John Stockmyer
Publication date:
09/24/2010
Series:
Bandworld Series , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
421,275
File size:
316 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

John G. Stockmyer is an individual whose irrepressible creativity has manifested itself in many ways: as a poet, teacher, produced playwright, author, co-owner of an educational materials business, creator of a time-machine simulator, and, more recently, as a podcaster and producer of eBooks. During his career he has received awards for scholarship, numerous teaching awards and, as a writer, was a Thorpe Menn finalist.He is the co-author of three non-fiction books: Unleashing the Right Side of the Brain - The Stephen Greene Press, Life Trek: The Odyssey of Adult Development - Humanics, and Right Brain Romance - Ginn Press. He is also the author of over 25 works of fiction, including the Crime/Hard-Boiled "Z-Detective" Series, and the Science-Fiction/Fantasy "Under The Stairs" Series. He has also written a quirky vampire novel titled, The Gentleman Vampire.John G. Stockmyer is now semi-retired from a 40+ year career as an Ancient/European History Professor at Maple Woods Community College, but still teaches and writes part-time. He currently lives in the Midwest with his wife Connie.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Under The Stairs - Book 1 in The Bandworld Series 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 104 reviews.
reader1030 More than 1 year ago
I downloaded this free book expecting very little; instead, I got a fantastic story that I actually would have paid money to read! (I've gotten very discriminating since my Nook expenditures have climbed and many free downloads have been disappointing.) Although I felt that the story was confusing at first, it soon drew me in and I couldn't put it down. Immediately upon finishing it, I downloaded the next several books, not because the first book wasn't complete in and of itself, but because I craved more! Lo and behold, there was an offer for another free book located at the beginning of the second installment. For fans of alternate history and fantasy, this book is a must.
pagemage More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read, after a slow and predictable beginning. Get past that and there is a story and an interesting world utilizing both world explanations and character traits new to me. I just may take a look at the sequel.
Mark-S More than 1 year ago
.. the entire series for the "Under the Stairs" is absolutely a fun read. Although some of the turns in the book #3 is 'cringe-inducing' (particularly, the later love-interest that is not even implied in the first couple of books, it's not enough to ruin the series. The characters are unique and wonderfully so, although you might argue cliched at times, that you are truly interested in the actions of EVERY character in the books.
prgal1 More than 1 year ago
Once in the "rythmn" of the writing style this was an excellent read. Could not put it down. Ready to read the next in the series. Makes me want to "investigate" under the stairs in my house!!!!
TigerShawk More than 1 year ago
A diamond in the rough of freebies. I'm considering the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am planning to read more of this series. I have not been a big fantasy fan but this book kept my interest.
FantasysChild More than 1 year ago
I don't quite know what coused it but it was aparently soe sort of loading problem. Ipulled up "contents" and chose "midway" and it went there. After that all was as it should be. I post this only to give others a hint if they have any siilar probles. I am enjoying the read.
Roxaboxen More than 1 year ago
It was difficult to get into at first, but once the cat disappeared, I was drawn in by the story. Great escapist fantasy. I'll probably get the rest of the series.
nookerCB More than 1 year ago
Tried the 1st book for free and then bought the rest. Author also writes the "Z" series of books. It definitely drew me in when I read that people could "think" a torch lit and language was scrambled after dark. Lots of twists and turns, but totally worth it.
Samson1954 More than 1 year ago
I had trouble following the first 5 chapters of the novel, but I persisted and found the story to be very interersting with what I would call a surprise ending. Lots of action and imagination.... I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a fantastic read! A bit confusing at times, but overall an excellent story. If you like the Narnia series and things that deal with medieval ages, then this is definitely a book to consider. It's hard to believe this book was in the "free" category, I would definitely buy this book if it were not free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
jmm More than 1 year ago
Normally I'm not a big fantasy reader, but 'Under the Stairs' is fantastic!!!  I really can get into this series! I started out with Mr. Stockmyer's other series (the Z Detective series) and just couldn't stop!  I had to continue with this series--all are wonderful!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. While the writing style may not be everyones cup of tea, I found it interesting and entertaining at the same time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago