Near the border between two kingdoms, a vessel full of innocent passengers is destroyed. While the extent of the impending retaliation is unknown, its inevitability is not. Galactic war is approaching. In a seedy bar in a distant corner of the solar system, a knight clad entirely in green armor puts forth a grisly challenge. The only person to accept the knight’s game is a woman who spends her time drinking and thieving. These two acts, occurring in different parts of the galaxy, both lead to the same spot: the planet that will soon fall under attack.
Welcome to Space Lore, where Arthurian legend meets Star Wars. Epic space fantasy will never be the same.
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About the Author
Chris graduated from Western Maryland College (McDaniel College). He currently lives in Florida. His dream is to write the same kind of stories that have inspired him over the years. His short stories have been published in Temenos, Foliate Oak, and Down in the Dirt. His novels have been featured on the Science Fiction Spotlight, been required reading at the university level, and have been turned into award-winning audiobooks produced by Podium Publishing. Outside of writing, Dietzel is a huge fan of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and mixed martial arts (MMA). He trained in BJJ for ten years, earning the rank of brown belt, and went 2-0 in amateur MMA fights before an injury ended his participation in contact sports.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
very much enjoyed this book. the plot was well thought out & the characters have life. Look forward to reading the next book (which I have just bought) the group looks to be a rag tag bunch if idiots but that's just the surface. they'd sacrifice everything for what they believe in....quite a tale.
Ready for some swashbuckling space opera? A bit of 'long ago and far away' space war? Lots of pyrotechnics? Chris Dietzel has crafted a big, dazzling universe for your pleasure, where you and he will be able to explore more farther shores than one book can hold. An homage to the golden days of scifi on one hand, and a bid to create a new paradigm on the other, Dietzel lets the action and the nature of his universe guide his writer's eye. At times, only an omniscient observer will do to tell this story in its well-thought context, and that's all done effortlessly. At other times, the viewpoint characters put us in the heat of the action with ease. A fun book for those who remember the interstellar heroes of yore, and for those who want "more like that." So prime your weapons, polish your armor, and head for the ends of eternity with Dietzel. I read this one in one sitting, and am looking forward to more.
Smart plot and realistic world building made this a memorable read. Will definitely read more by this author.
The Green Knight was a very enjoyable reading experience! Although I like science fiction, I often don't read space fantasies because they often feel immature and read more like comic books than a novel. Not the case with The Green Knight! This was it so much a space story as it was a story that takes place in space. The story focuses on the life of Vere CasterLan, who has forsaken her birthright as heir to her father's kingdom, to live a life full of drinking and thieving. She feels the call to return home to avert an impending war sparked by the destruction of a passenger spaceship by her father's fleet. The book begins slowly, but the pace picks up fairly quickly and keeps up throughout. I easily maintained my interest all the way through. The book was crisp and tight, and the action flowed at a nice clip. The combination of science fiction, space fantasy, magic and technology was very well done. The Green Knight was pleasantly reminiscent of Star Wars, and the next installment would seem to to into the Legend of King Arthur, which I look forward to.
What a different take on the age old space scifi novel. I liked the mix of space with a hint of fantasy. The main characters are not written as strong heroes but more like dregs of society. After all we are introduced to them at a bar they spent the last 6 years at wasting their days as drunks and thieves. But when they all have to step up, they come through. The might be drunks but they are friends first. I laughed and groaned at many scenes. The story the addicting and had to read to find out who the green knight was. Loved that odd twist to the story. So well worth reading if you like space stories, space battles, bounty hunters and people trying to overthrow empires.I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.