GENESIS: Bk1 of The Kingdom Come Series Reviews

GENESIS: Book One of The Kingdom Come Series (All Reviews)

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Funny...all over a cup of coffee :)

As an author, I find it very interesting how other writers formulate their ideas. I think I've tried everything: jot-list, flow-charts, recording myself, just writing and seeing what happens, which is often how I start; also why sometimes before I know it I'm lost in my own world...but I've never had this happen.

The other day I was out with my wife and after about 20min sitting at a local coffee shop, yep, you guessed it, I plotted out nearly the entire outline for Book Two of the Kingdom Come Series.

Insane, right?

For weeks I've been going over Part II of Faces in Shadow and Shadows with Faces (fringe stories/characters within my series that will each be woven into the whole after a time) while also cleaning up/working-out chapters I already know have to be in the sequel and then suddenly...BAM! The outline wrote itself.

I'll go ahead and say it, this book is going to be different in structure.

Book One, for the most part, was linear: all the characters moved as one, picking up new plots/characters along the way. The end gets a bit busy: what can I say, a Battle Zone is Hell; by that point though, you're very familiar with everyone so it's easy to flow back and forth.

This one is going to be broken up into three parts/sections—main characters, as funny as it happened, are nearly dived up equally. Of course, the three stories interconnect at various points, two perhaps joining into one near the end. Maybe they're subdivided again? :)?

To make it easier for those maybe scratching their heads, think of the LOTR: Two Towers, even Return of the King. Remember how groups of characters (I think 4 at one point) went their separate ways...YEP, that's what's happening here and for those of you who've already finished Genesis, perhaps you can already guess what the groups will be. 

Alright, back to work.

Wade

Thursday, September 19, 2013

2nd review on Amazon!

 rhondap-

"This is his first book published? I am impressed! A lot of action and an entire list characters that bring emotion to a fantastic and dark plot. Looking forward to more from Jak and company."

Thanks rhondap,

Wade

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

1st review on Amazon!

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MaryAnn-

Garret's characters are memorable and compelling, and his creativity and originality within the fantasy genre makes him a remarkable storyteller. This one is a keeper. Wade Garret delivers the key elements of great science fiction: an authentic and detailed future-world; realistic, relatable characters to live in it; and a taut, thoughtful story. Garret's supple, muscular writing is the icing on the cake.

The scene setting and storytelling are so detailed that I felt like I woke up after dreaming in the beginning of the story and walked alongside the characters. I love how the story unfolds like an elaborate piece of origami. If you are looking for a story you can really get lost in with characters you feel like you know then buy this book now. You won't be sorry.

The "supple, muscular writing" coupled with "unfolds like an elaborate piece of origami" yea...kinda made me blush.


How nice is that.

Thank's MaryAnn,

Wade

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Movies!


Of course Elysium is at the top of my recent list. It was great, just as as I'd thought it 'd be. It was gritty and dark and brutal in ways that made it feel real, which is soooo important to me. Besides Matt's character and Jodie's limited screen time (I wish the movie was longer to give me more history/setting of her character :) ) my next favorite character perhaps isn't who you'd expect. Yes, it was awesome to see Sharito Copley play the bad ass instead of the goofy hero, but the character who really captured my unexpected attention was Jose Cantillo: The guy who in the preview is asking for the Bone Saw; he was just so cool looking, his concept—my mind raced with ideas about his back story.

Go see it. It was great.


Then there was this big pile of steamy let-down crap. 
Did anyone see this movie and like it? 
It was somewhere in the first 20min I accepted I'd hate it. 
One of it's few best reviews was something like "Riddick" A bit of B-Movie Heaven, now, is that what you go to the movies for...B-Movies? 

At the start, Riddick is made to look like a chump. I understand their intent, but it was just poorly done—more as a way to get Riddick out from the vast Empire he'd perhaps thoughtlessly inherited from the last movie, more than a way to re-ground him with fans. 
It took WAYYYYYYY too long to do, what essentially was, climb a stairway. I was kinda dying inside while watching this pointless process which only made the movie longer than it needed to be, the only thing that made me feel better was how this related to a moment I had years ago. 

Anyone play Final Fantasy VII? Ok, then you might remember the first time you're supposed to get a Chocobo. If you don't remember, the reason for getting it is to cross a big desert that's blocking a mountain pass, because if you don't, there's a HUGE SNAKE that will stomp you into the ground every time you try and walk across. 
I didn't realize this, so what did I do, did I research the right thing to do—did I take my time and talk to every character in town to learn the correct information needed to easily move through the game...HELL NO. I trained my characters to the point that I STOMPED that freaking HUGE SNAKE (which you weren't supposed to fight) only then to finally talk to the right person in the town outside the desert about renting a Chocobo. 
My bad :). So, since I'd gained all the levels needed to kill that HUGE SNAKE...I blew through the next huge chunk of the story without a problem.

And how does this relate to Riddick? Well, yeah, you guessed it, it took him FOREVER [movie time] to get through this pass blocked by a monster, only then to blow through the rest of the movie as if it didn't really matter.

I could go on about this movie, the lame humor, the senseless nudity, but I won't. Plz take my word for it, if you'd like to see it, wait till it's at Red Box or shows up years from now on your TV.

Finally, you know what's the worst part...I wanted to really like this movie. I wanted to love it. :(