Gorgesque

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy / History & Fiction
Gorgesque

Soon Andraetra will be a privileged Gorgesque: half her face exchanged with that of a hideous person, to share the burden and ensure she recognises the truth that she can never be wholly good. But her ‘intended’ Courundia abducts Andraetra, hoping to reveal the lies surrounding her fiancé’s return to life after dying in the revolution. All that’s revealed, however, is that no one knows the truth.After watching Glenn Beck's film, The Man in the Moon, I thought about the Earth and how it is a living thing. I read many scriptures and struggled how I would write this. One Sunday I thought about the Earth receiving the blood the Savior spilled. How horrible that must have been! This thought stayed with me for a week and then the next Sunday morning, the whole story came to me except for a few edits. It was an amazing experience! I hope it stirs others to think as I did and that new thoughts might settle in the heart to feel joy in the blessing of Mother Earth!
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    The Caught

      Jon Jacks / Mystery & Detective / Thrillers & Crime
The Caught

Odd-job boy Jack Leroyson, he just don’t get it. They’re saying his screen-goddess employer’s just gone and died from a drug overdose. So how come no one’s mentioning the early morning visits of all those White House staff? How come no one’s sure when she died? Rogue CIA agent Brad Friedberg tells Jack straight; sometimes you’ve just gotta accept lies as the truth. But Jack, he just don’t get it.Odd-job boy Jack Leroyson, he just don’t get it. They’re saying his screen-goddess employer’s just gone and died from a drug overdose. So how come no one’s mentioning the early morning visits of all those White House staff? How come no one’s quite sure when she died? Rogue CIA agent Brad Friedberg tells Jack straight; sometimes you’ve just gotta accept lies as the truth. But Jack, he just don’t get it. About The Caught In the real world, the novel The Catcher in the Rye has been found in the possession of a number of surprisingly naive yet amazingly successful assassins – could it contain a code that inspires otherwise vulnerable people to kill? In early 60s Hollywood, odd-job boy Jack Leroyson is caught up in the intrigues surrounding Marilyn Monroe’s supposed suicide and the treacherously murky web of the White House, Kennedys, CIA and mafia – leading him to a strained friendship with Lee Harvey Oswald and his girlfriend Marina and, ultimately, a grassy knoll in Dallas.
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    The Truth About Fairies

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
The Truth About Fairies

Many tales warn us to beware the Fay Queen: yet when she steals-away Rouger, his friend Luna sets out to find her magical realm.A small key made of a mistletoe berry provides her first clue, a box containing all our fears another.Yet it’s the secret of the Fay Queen’s eternal beauty that will ensure her success–for the queen may take the youth of any girl foolish enough to willingly approach herMany tales warn us to beware the Fay Queen: yet when she steals-away Rouger, his friend Luna sets out to find her magical realm.A small key made of a mistletoe berry provides her first clue, a box containing all our fears another.Yet it’s the secret of the Fay Queen’s eternal beauty that will ensure her success – for the queen may take the youth of any girl foolish enough to willingly approach her
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    We Three Queens

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
We Three Queens

It’s true that queens are a game’s most truly magical, powerful pieces.It’s a lie that only two queens lie before us.The old queen, of serpents and crows, is rumoured to have stolen the True CrossThe young queen, of hawks and wolves, may have sworn to see the royal baby lie dead.The new queen must decide who lies, who tells the truth.And if she falls for the lies, then truth falls too.Dr. Terry Stevens just lost his job because he was working on one of his own experiments on company time and was told to focus on what he was getting paid for but Dr. Stevens far fetch dream was more important to him being at home in his own laboratory working on his own experiment than his boring job teaching physics at a university. It was no surprise to him that his days at the university were numbered so when the dean of the university called him in the office the next day and was handed the news his response was oh well. Dr. Stevens gathered his belongings from his desk and headed back home to tell his wife the news and she wasn’t about to welcome him with open arms about the news of losing his job. When Dr. Stevens arrived home earlier than usual and his wife heard his car pull into the driveway she knew something was wrong because Dr. Stevens never came home early ever. Dr. Stevens grabbed his briefcase from the passenger’s front seat and got out of his car and already knew it wasn’t going to be a pretty sight when he opened the door and broke the news to her about losing his job. Right when he opened the front door to his house there stood just a foot away from him was his wife with both hands on her hips pointing her finger at him and said “Let me guess you lost your job!” in a stern voice. “Well honey it’s like this…. Dr. Stevens couldn’t finish his sentence because his wife lay in on him like a ton of bricks and her mouth ripped him apart as he took his brief case downstairs to his laboratory slamming the door behind him. Mrs. Stevens was banging on the basement door yelling for him to come upstairs and talk about why he got fired. Dr. Stevens yelled back telling her to leave him alone so he could finish his experiment.
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    Blood of Angels, Wings of Men

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
Blood of Angels, Wings of Men

Most of the girls in my cavalry troop aren’t yet seventeen; but none of us expects to reach eighteen.In my case, that might be for the best.I think I’m pregnant – and I think an angel might be the father.After her mother's passing, Isabella took comfort in dance, her father, and the company of her new mother and step-sisters. Unfortunately, a corset took it all away from her.
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    Thrice Born

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy / History & Fiction
Thrice Born

Cybela dabbles with magic, calling down the Moon in the hope of bringing love into her life: but it is a time when the era of magic is coming to an end, when young girls like Cybela are hunted down as witches. A dying priestess hands Cybela a scroll, one the witch-hunters wish to destroy – and now the gods, too, are searching for Cybela.Janus Howard has inherited his recently deceased Uncle’s business empire. His estate is in orbit around Sun-Earth Lagrange 2. Janus’ primary goal is to further his Uncle’s ambition to promote the political and economic influence of space-going people. His direct competition with OraCom has come to a head as each company vies for a world contract for managing interstellar communication. OraCom is Earth based and desires all communication to process through its terrestrial communication center. Howard Industries believes the communications network should be multithreaded and openly shared throughout space, not focused in any particular area.Janus also manages orbital research in materials science and digital electronics. The discovery of a unique fish may lead to profound development in unforeseen areas. Researching this creature occupies Janus as he grows to understand his Uncle’s history and explores his own personal aspirations in love and business.Polly Bergen has completed the Cognitive Mapping Project. Her studies, paid for by OraCom, have established a map of the brain just as the genome project mapped human DNA. Her results have been applied to the creation and optimization of an intelligent horse. This creature represents a preliminary test of intelligence boosting techniques that might someday be used to enhance human intelligence beyond any conception. Polly is excited to be part of such an incredible project but finds her personal qualms being pushed further than even she is comfortable with.Malcolm Koch (owner of OraCom), despises computer intelligence or Ai. His fervent belief is that humankind is God’s greatest and perfect creation, that computer minds are superfluous and dangerous. If he could, he would have them all destroyed or fundamentally limited in capacity to allow human mastery for eternity. He therefore believes that interstellar communication should rightfully be managed from Earth. Only in this way can humans hope to properly manage the actions of all space going people.Janus hopes to find his Uncle’s killer and to win the contract for building an interstellar network of communication nodes, (using entangled particles). His attention is distracted both by an intelligent woman and by the unique properties discovered in a recent acquisition, the Aquagorgon. The Gorgon can kill by destroying the brain cells of its attackers, and then consumes them for food. Discovering the mechanism of this psychic ability may lead to a profound improvement in faster-than-light travel. Should Janus keep the essentials of the experiments secret? Or should he reveal the science to all mankind? The experiments put the Gorgon in harms way. Janus finds his personal relationships interfering with his business and finds it strangely stimulating.Meanwhile Malcolm’s experiment is flourishing as a huge green horse learns to speak and think as a human. His intelligence and potential are grossly underestimated, as are the intelligence and shrewdness of another experiment kept hidden from Polly. The early success with Saxon, the horse, has been expanded in the application of similar techniques with a primate. Singe, the Bonobo has learned to keep his incredible potential secret from the researchers. His mental abilities are beyond measure. He may represent the very intelligence Malcolm wants reserved for man alone. Singe knows that if Malcolm knew his potential he would have him destroyed, so he plots to escape with Saxon. At the end, a well known woman scientist is tasked with making the first ‘contact’ with a new intelligent life form in a meeting place arranged in space.
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    Whatever Happened to Cinderella’s Slipper?

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
Whatever Happened to Cinderella’s Slipper?

Ugly? Who the heck first started calling me ugly in that complete fairytale?I mean, relatively speaking, anyone’s ugly compared to some lucky girl gifted with a magical beauty!And all that magic is still lying there in that glass slipper she left behind…All I need to do is find it…GENRE: Children’s Adventure (An Unofficial Minecraft Book for Kids Ages 9 - 12 (Preteen)Mysterious creatures of fire burn down Alex’s village, causing her great personal loss. With sorrow in her heart and no home to turn to, she and the other surviving villagers make their way to a little town. Alex is greeted by the Dojo master, and given a place to stay. It is here that she trains in the art of archery, but more importantly, it is here that she makes friends with Steve, a boy about her age who is training in swordsmanship. Soon they were best friends, and going on innumerable adventures together. But throughout these adventures Alex felt as if the same force that had led to her village burning was following her in the shape of a man with white eyes.Who was this mysterious character? And why was he always creating so much chaos? Steve and Alex might not have the answers to all the questions just yet, but one thing is for sure: no one is safe while this white eyed man roams free.Will Alex and Steve be able to stop him?
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    The Boy In White Linen

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
The Boy In White Linen

Visiting Jerusalem, Lil is drawn to Harry, a young British Army Captain, after meeting a mysterious boy in white linen. Stranger still is a unicorn, visible only to herself and a few others. The recently-ended Great War has flooded the city with guns and, with a clash of religious festivals policed by just two hundred men, riots break out – and every person killed, like Lil, had seen the unicorn.Visiting a troubled Jerusalem, schoolgirl Lillianne Pine (Lil) finds she’s increasingly drawn to Harry, a young British Army Captain, after meeting a mysterious boy in white linen. Stranger still is her sighting of a gorgeous unicorn, which passes unmolested through crowded streets as if invisible to everyone but herself and a few others.The recently-ended Great War has flooded the city with guns, and a clash of religious festivals previously controlled by thousands of Turkish troops is now policed by just two hundred poorly trained men. When Jerusalem erupts in riots lasting for days, ever-increasing numbers of Harry’s men are amongst the casualties. And every one of them, like Lil, had also seen the unicorn.
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    Queen of all the Knowing World

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
Queen of all the Knowing World

How do you overthrow a queen who has ruled for thousands of years?Two girls, living a thousand years apart, face this dilemma. Each have their reasons to loathe the Queen. Each illegally develop their Knowing abilities. Yet the Queen Knows everything – including who is destined to overcome her.
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    The Wendygo House

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
The Wendygo House

As wendy houses go, Sis’s isn’t anything special. But all her friends have vanished and, last time I saw them, they were all heading towards that weird little house. Now it’s full of dolls, dolls with her missing friends’ names. And I’m sure I still hear them singing that irritating skipping song! So how about I just take a peek in here and – oh oh, maybe that wasn’t such a great idea…Following his involvement in a car accident, Daniel Graham wakes up in the land of Eden. He barely manages to crawl out from the wreckage, before he is ruthlessly hunted down by a dragon and its blood-thirsty rider. He is rescued by the Guardians of Lost Souls, a group of knights sent by the archangel, Uriel, to protect him. Now, they must journey together to the ruins of an ancient city, in search of the magical gateway that would take him back home.
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    Eve of the Serpent

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
Eve of the Serpent

Prytani can tell your future when, merging with her little vixen Tamesis, she journeys into the underworld.Her own world of towers on glass hills, ships steering themselves, mermaids and werewolves, is about to be shattered by the arrival of a boy hardly older than her.Worse still, others will utilise her talents to control the Dead Legions–-who are already encroaching on the world of the livingFor a crust to keep her alive, Prytani will tell your future: for when she merges with her little vixen Tamesis, she can journey into the underworld.Her own world is one of towers on glass hills, ships who steer themselves, swords that sing, mermaids and werewolves, all of it about to be shattered by the arrival of a boy hardly older than herself.Worse still, others seek to utilise her talents to control the Dead Legions – who are already encroaching on the world of the living.
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    Elm of False Dreams

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy / History & Fiction
Elm of False Dreams

When Mima’s brother is killed by the witch and were-lion Cerissa, she believes there is no hope for him until she briefly hears his cry for help in a magical horn. Before she can rescue him from Hades, however, she first has to find and confront Cerissa herself; failing to realise that Minotaurs, Centaurs and Gorgons aren’t the mythical characters she believes them to be.James Spicer is a 12 year old boy in his first year of secondary school. Everyone thinks James is weird, even his parents worry because he draws and paints such dark pictures. James has a fertile imagination and loves to create paintings of werewolves, vampires, dragons, witches, and all kinds of unbelievable creatures. At school James is bullied and labelled as one of the weirdo kids. The only person who doesn’t think James is weird is his grandpa and he died two years earlier.James is desperate to fit in but his incredible imagination involving dark creatures is not easily accepted by anyone. Daily he faces bullying at school. After one particularly dreadful day James catches his shadow stealing the light from behind his eyes. James is pulled through his bathroom mirror into an incredible fantasy underworld. There James’ journey takes him through fantastical realms of strange creatures, culminating in his meeting the King of Shadows. James’ quest is successful and he returns with a new found confidence and readiness to face life’s challenges. However once again he comes face to face by the bullies. This time, however, James is equipped with his newly honed skills to deal with his problems.
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