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Watcher's Web (Return of the Aghyrians, #1)
     

Watcher's Web (Return of the Aghyrians, #1)

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by Patty Jansen
 

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She is lost on an alien planet. He said he'd help her get home. He lied.

Jessica's plane develops engine trouble over the dry Australian inland—and crashes in thick, unfamiliar rainforest.

A group she thinks is a search party shows up, but it consists of large-eyed not-quite people who kill all survivors except Jessica and a

Overview

She is lost on an alien planet. He said he'd help her get home. He lied.

Jessica's plane develops engine trouble over the dry Australian inland—and crashes in thick, unfamiliar rainforest.

A group she thinks is a search party shows up, but it consists of large-eyed not-quite people who kill all survivors except Jessica and a long-haired hippie named Brian.

No one is going to come to rescue her. In fact, they're not even on Earth. 

While the pair wrestle their way through the forest in search for help, Jessica becomes ever more suspicious of Brian. Why does he know so much about the world where they have ended up? Why is he so insistent on helping her?

Jessica has always been able to use her mind to tell animals what to do and now she's hearing voices in her head. Another man is pleading her not to listen to Brian. Except this man can kill someone with a single look, and he uses his mental powers to order people around.

In this utterly strange and dangerous world where people seem to want something from her, who can she trust?

A gritty survival story in the vein of The Hunger Games, set in a Star Wars locality.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148940609
Publisher:
Patty Jansen
Publication date:
12/12/2013
Series:
Return of the Aghyrians , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
27,265
File size:
523 KB

Meet the Author

Patty lives in Sydney, Australia, and writes both Science Fiction and Fantasy. She has published over 15 novels and has sold short stories to genre magazines such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact.

Patty was trained as a agricultural scientist, and if you look behind her stories, you will find bits of science sprinkled throughout.

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Watcher's Web 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
Jessica is returning home when her plane crashes and she is thrown into an alternate universe. She is rescued but is not sure who to trust. She had been communicating with a man through her mind but will not let others know for fear that they will think she is crazy. She has been able to read people’s minds and emotions growing up so she knew she was different. Now she must decide whether to reach out to this man in her mind or place her trust in another survivor of the plane crash in Patty Jansen’s, WATCHER’S WEB, book 1 of her RETURN OF THE AGHYRIANS series. Where is she? Who can she trust? Can she come back to earth? Patty Jansen does a good job with her world building. We learn the rules and history on a need-to-know basis along with Jessica. She is 17-years old. She knows what it is like to be an outsider. She works to learn the customs and language but it is not easy. She feels she is responsible for the accident but has no one to help her through her guilt. She is around an alien people and cultural. When she once again meets the other survivor, Brian, she knows he is hiding something but she cannot figure out what it is. As Jessica learns who to trust and who not to trust, she has been in communication with a man, Daya. She has been able to connect with him through her mind. Now they will meet but Brian, also known as Iztho in this world, has sown seeds of mistrust so she does not know who to believe has her best interests at heart. It does not help that both men use sex as a way to control her. As Jessica struggles to survive in this world and make it back to her own world she learns to control the special gift she has. She also learns that she has a history that may connect her to the people in this world. Jessica has to decide if she wants to stay or go. I could not tell if the story was it supposed to be for YA or adults. Sometimes it was more YA and other times it was adult. I would say this story is for 16 and up. I like the characters. The story kept me interested so that I want to know what Jessica’s future holds. Does she stay or does she go? At times the pacing of the story was slow, especially at the beginning. By the end there is a lot of action and adventure that kept me involved and wanting more. There are questions I want answered so I will be reading book 2 to find out what happens.I was given this book by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An early book revealling a promissing reality. But the edges need to be smoothed into a smoother story. Hope the next has been polished.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best part was the bare outline of an interesting story concept. Where it did not give me as the reader enough was usually where the main character did something or expressed an attitude that seemed to come from nowhere. It lacked something which would enable me to experience more intimacy with the character. Since this was the first book I've read by this author, I am not likely to go back for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super choppy, the love plot was really forced and she was quick to jump back and forth between the two guys. Overall kind of horrible and I'm not buying the next book..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent beginning to a series which should hold my interest all the way through. A young woman suddenly finds herself on an alien world where her unusual mental abilities are challenged to their rapidly growing strength while she must begin to cope with new desires and emotions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The middle moved a little slow and had me somewhat confused at times. But all in all a good read.
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Do not waste your time on this one....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to believe i actually read the entire book. Jumbled plot. Do not recommend.
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This book started off slow,but what book doesn't. Then it got so interesting I couldn't put it down. I read it within two days. I can not wait to read the next book in this series.
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I got turned onto this by Bookhub, it was free and now I'm hooked! I will now purchase the other 2 in the series and will check out other works by author Patty Jensen! Original, creative,exciting, unpredictable, everything a great escape ride should be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not read