Tribulations

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Macmillan, Jan 3, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
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The world has ended.... The war is only beginning.



An asteroid storm has obliterated the Earth. Billy and Linda West have built enough space-going arks to save a small number of people who now roam the void in search of a new home.

Desperate to find a safe haven, Billy makes a dangerous attempt to exceed the speed of light. When his plans go terribly wrong, the Wests' severely-damaged ship is separated from the fleet and left drifting near a mysterious planet.

This world's conditions are hospitable—but its inhabitants are not. Suddenly the Wests and their fellow survivors are caught in the middle of an ancient war between two brutal nations. Faced with horrific dangers, they are forced to choose a side just to survive.



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You know, I’m willing to overlook names like Billy and Linda Lou if the story is good, and draws me in (and it’d have to be damn good to make me feel like I’m not reading about some hicks in outer ... Read full review

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I never heard of this author before I picked up his book "Tribulations". I picked it up after only reading the back to get the gist of the story, not reading a few pages in to get a taste of the writing style as is my normal fashion. I wish I had taken the time. This book is simplistic at best. There is no descriptive narration, no ability to set a scene and very rudimentary grasp of writing ability. In other science fiction and fantasy books I have enjoyed over the years descriptive narration is key. David Eddings, Patrick Lee, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Harry Harrison as well as many others are able to set a scene and pull the reader along in a proper fashion. Getting a sense of the surroundings and settings of a scene or even basic storytelling ability seems to have eluded Mr. Shufeldt. I don't know how many other novels he has written, but I doubt I will be reading any of them. I couldn't even finish this one. I felt that I was reading a story written by a grade school student. I can only hope that Mr. Shufeldt takes a few creative writing classes as his writing definetely could use the help. 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
23
Section 4
48
Section 5
65
Section 6
81
Section 7
96
Section 8
112
Section 16
187
Section 17
203
Section 18
229
Section 19
242
Section 20
246
Section 21
252
Section 22
260
Section 23
281

Section 9
118
Section 10
127
Section 11
135
Section 12
145
Section 13
153
Section 14
172
Section 15
180
Section 24
299
Section 25
315
Section 26
329
Section 27
349
Section 28
354
Section 29
362
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About the author (2012)

Ken Shufeldt was born in Kansas and raised in the West Texas Panhandle. He served in the US Navy for a number of years before leaving to begin a career in computer programming, where he specializes in law enforcement system software and 911 dispatch software. He lives and works in Amarillo, Texas, and is currently at work on his next novel.

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