Chara's Promise

Chara's Promise

by JF Owen, K Gagliardi

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BN ID: 2940014865456
Publisher: JF Owen
Publication date: 08/11/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 818 KB

About the Author

I was born with nomadic tendencies, but common sense and Krispy Kreme doughnuts keep drawing me to the south. I currently live in North Carolina with my angelic wife, a lovable Cocker Spaniel, a mangy cat and a black snake named Herbie who lives under the house. I have a talented, resourceful daughter, a creative, humorous son and three incredibly intelligent grandchildren who are destined to change the world.

When I’m not writing (which doesn’t pay the bills) or working at my day job (which usually does), I like to tinker with electronics, make large pieces of wood into smaller pieces of wood and play with my grand kids.

Just to make sure that everyone has their information correct, Star Trek beats Star Wars and it’s a travesty that Firefly only lasted one season. Heinlein and Asimov will never be equaled (although Jerry Pournelle and David Brin are pretty good) and DC Comics has always been better than Marvel. OS X will never catch Windows (unfortunately, neither will Linux) and Android is going to clean iOS’s clock. Pepsi is better than Coke and no one can make a pizza like Papa Johns. Survivor has to be the dumbest show I’ve ever seen and Stacy Keibler should have won season two of Dancing With the Stars. Finally, FLW is better than B.A.S.S. and my little Ford Ranger is the best pickup truck ever made.

I’ve spent most of my career as a shop rat engineer machining metal, programming robots and designing automation. If you have an American made vehicle, somewhere deep inside there’s a part I had something to do with making. Scary, huh.

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Chara's Promise 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit different for a Sci-fi novel. Starts just a little slow, but by the third chapter it picks up. Great character development and a dry sense of humor carries the book. An unanticipated twist at the end really makes the book worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the things I love about sci-fi is you can look inside the human dynamic without seemly invading peoples taboos and comfort zones. Though this novel does that it is also quite relevant to the here and now and very entertaining as well. JF has created a great story here and, though not a hundred percent polished, I found it more entertaining and easier to follow than my favorite sci-fi authors. He explained the sci-fi part just enough as not to overshadow his story but still keep us in the "know"of the tech baseline for future verntures. Great read and I cannot wait for the squeal!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really hope there is a sequel coming to this book! I loved reading it and am dying to hear more! Excellent book. I love science fiction and this book definitely is that, with more. I highly reccommend this novel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written book. The story is entertaining, as well as enlightening. I am not usually a science fiction reader but this book was able to keep my interest. Good first book by the author.