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PostPosted: 24 Apr 2018, 09:33 
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Forum member Jayden King (King of Swing) has published his first novel. He kindly provided me with an autographed copy.

Let me put this out there: I'm an avid aviation and military historian, not a fan of fiction. The last time I read a fiction book was about thirty years ago! It was, I admit, a Steven King novel, but I also enjoyed science fiction in my youth.

So fast forward to 2018 and I'm handed a copy of Jayden Kings' first novel as a gift. It lies on my desk for a day, then I think I should at least read the first few pages. A few chapters later and I'm still reading. That must say something.

Jayden's writing style is deeply emotive, descriptive and compelling, yet he somehow manages to draw the reader in with an easy reading quality, transporting the reader to a place and time we thought we knew, but different. We learn of the soldier, the aviator (much to my delight) and the traveler. We learn about humankind and our never-ending thirst for learning and companionship.

It is the story of a South African infantryman waking up dazed and confused on the battlefield of Delville Wood in 1916, the world no longer as he knew it. We follow the soldier as he struggles to make sense of it all, to make his way back to his family in South Africa. Jayden has carved a story line that leaves the reader wanting to know more, wanting to understand what happened, what will happen, what twist at the end is awaiting the reader?

Somehow Jayden has managed to combine military history and science fiction into a readable book that is not overtly a historical or science fiction novel. The fact that Jayden is a military pilot certainly helps with the aviation aspect, but you do not have to be an aviation enthusiast to enjoy it.

A thought provoking book and I wish Jayden all the success with his future writing endeavours.
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PostPosted: 24 Apr 2018, 11:33 
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Nice! Where can we get a copy?


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PostPosted: 24 Apr 2018, 15:27 
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What GAU-8A said!!


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PostPosted: 24 Apr 2018, 18:02 
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Thanks to Dean for his awesome review!
A few ways of getting it:
Firstly, you can get the e-book from amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0799P7K6C
Or, you can get a copy from me directly @ R150 ex p+p (message me or email orders@jaydenking.co.za)
And lastly, you can get a copy at the Friends of the SAAF Museum shop at the Ysterplaat Museum, with a percentage going towards the Museum.

Also, I will be at the Shackleton Ground Run at AFB Ysterplaat this Saturday if you fancy getting a copy signed.
I'll also be signing books at the SAAF Museum Air Show on 5 May. Find me at the Friends of the SAAF Museum stall.


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PostPosted: 25 Apr 2018, 05:54 
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King of Swing wrote:
Thanks to Dean for his awesome review!
A few ways of getting it:
Firstly, you can get the e-book from amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0799P7K6C
Or, you can get a copy from me directly @ R150 ex p+p (message me or email orders@jaydenking.co.za)
And lastly, you can get a copy at the Friends of the SAAF Museum shop at the Ysterplaat Museum, with a percentage going towards the Museum.

Also, I will be at the Shackleton Ground Run at AFB Ysterplaat this Saturday if you fancy getting a copy signed.
I'll also be signing books at the SAAF Museum Air Show on 5 May. Find me at the Friends of the SAAF Museum stall.


Well done Jayden! I'll come past on Saturday and get a copy. Engine run and a new book sounds like a good deal! :lol:


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PostPosted: 26 Apr 2018, 08:00 
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GAU-8A wrote:
Well done Jayden! I'll come past on Saturday and get a copy. Engine run and a new book sounds like a good deal! :lol:


Make sure to tell all your friends what a good deal it sounds like as well 8)


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Will happily admit I enjoyed reading it very much!

Certainly a story with a difference.


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flyingspringbok wrote:
Will happily admit I enjoyed reading it very much!

Certainly a story with a difference.


Thanks! I take it there were not too many technical inaccuracies then? :wink:


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Just a heads-up, I will be signing books at the Shackleton Ground Run next week (25 August), so stop by and pick up a copy. You'll be supporting the Museum as well! See you there.


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