First up is an epic (yes, I love that word) collection of stories by a talented writer that deserves more attention. I reviewed this book almost exactly a year ago and I noticed no else has since on Amazon.
Now Philip is a friend of mine, so I might be a little bias, but I honestly think others will truly enjoy this book of tales if they were more aware of it.
About the book:
SmorgaSword is a story buffet, a selection of twelve unique short stories. Take a wild ride into the Great Red Spot of Jupiter, survive a post-Apocalyptic urban battle, follow the adventures of a superhero from another universe, catch the bad guys with the unlikeliest of detectives, explore strange and distant futures, and find fairytale happy endings along the way.
In a future utopia where science is everything, a young technician commits the unthinkable crime of irretrievably destroying data, and he is sentenced to an unusual punishment.
A mind's eye view of the rapid rise and fall of a dictator.
An orphan girl befriends a strange child who is more than he seems.
A girl in another universe jumps to ours, and finds she is invincible. But all she wants is to jump back to her own world.
After an apocalyptic disaster, the survivors of an urban gang threaten the lives of farmers eking out a living in the debris of civilization.
A special young lady leads the FBI on a not-so-merry chase to find a mysterious informant who seems to know everything.
-The New Outside-
A boy and girl try to escape from an artificial world where plants and animals are unknown.
-The Monster of Jupiter-
Two scientists get a closer look than planned at the Great Red Spot.
A conspiracy theorist tracks down a secret government facility, only to find something he wasn't expecting.
-Daughter of Eagles-
A wise woman gives a young princess a magic gift.
-The Empty Room-
A housemaid in nineteenth-century England finds a haunted room, which can be wonder or terror to those who go there.
-The Awakening of Trevor Still-
The chef's favorite. A modern fairy tale, a romance with a twist.
I'm not much of an e-book fan yet. I just love the physical copies and all the details you get on them. Pretty pages and full cover art. This e-book is one of the nicest put together ones I have seen. It was broken up in four sections like a dinner. Pretty brilliant Mr. Nelson! It had a few "dinner" like illustrations above some of the chapter headers... I haven't seen that in too many e-books. I loved the way it was laid out and can tell it was greatly thought out.
I greatly recommend SmorgaSword for anyone that likes a good adventure with a heart! I look forward to more tales from Mr. Nelson in the near future.
Giveaway... PLEASE know that this is an eBook giveaway only. It's not available in paperback... yet. Enter in below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway To purchase SmorgaSword by Philip Nelson go to http://www.amazon.com/SmorgaSword-Philip-Nelson
To find out more about the author check out his blog at http://thetowerperilous.blogspot.com/