UPDATE: Since I posted this, I have finished the second volume. Fun. It is sort of like…. Galaxy Quest meets…. The Magnificent Seven. It’s like… Stargate meets… Indiana Jones.
As I mentioned, there is a character in the book named after yours truly. While I think the real me might have done one or two things differently, I have a couple pretty good moments including what may be the best one-liner in the book.
And I didn’t die! There’s hope that I will be carried over into the third book of the trilogy.
Now for my original post:
I have mentioned the writer Chris Kennedy.
He has put out, first, a duet of rollicking fun about the Chinese invading Seattle and a ragtag group who save the day (the Magnificent Seven could take a lesson). He continued with the ragtag group in a trilogy sequel of rollicking fun in a science fiction mode.
He has taken to putting real people into his books, as “red shirts”.
Many of them die in glory!
I, your humble writer, am a character in the second book of the trilogy. I am a “BLACK SHIRT”!
The book is all about me, actually….
… well, no. I am a just character in the book.
I don’t know yet if I will die. Die in the book, that is. I know I am going to die.
SO ARE YOU! Go to confession.
That said, I think I make it to the third book.
I suggest you start reading Kenney’s fun books with this.
This ain’t Heinlein, people. But it’s fun.
An excerpt from the new book from my iPhone capture of a Kindle page (one of many) wherein I, your scribe, am featured.
Spoiler: While priests were not accustomed to carry edged weapons, I get to have a very famous sword.