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Swords of Waar: Jane Carver, Book 2 | [Nathan Long]

Swords of Waar: Jane Carver, Book 2

Jane Carver, a hell-raising, redheaded biker chick from Coral Gables, Florida, had found a new life and love on Waar, a savage planet of fearsome creatures and swashbuckling warriors. Until the planet’s high priests sent her back to Earth against her will. But nobody keeps Jane from her man, even if he happens to be a purple-skinned alien nobleman. Against all odds, she returns to Waar, only to find herself accused of kidnapping the Emperor’s beautiful daughter.
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Audible Editor Reviews

The sequel to Jane Carver of Waar, Swords of Waar: Jane Carver, marks the return of Jane Carver, space badass extraordinaire. In this thrilling episode Jane must attempt to clear her name of a kidnapping charge by allying herself with a band of fearsome sky-pirates. Unfortunately, there is a chance that Jane might piss off a few gods in the process.… Dina Pearlman is the perfect actor to embody Jane's swarthy and irreverent attitude. Pearlman's voice performance captures the humor and swagger that buoy every word of author Nathan Long's fierce heroine.

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Fantasy, 2014

Jane Carver, a hell-raising, redheaded biker chick from Coral Gables, Florida, had found a new life and love on Waar, a savage planet of fearsome creatures and swashbuckling warriors. Until the planet’s high priests sent her back to Earth against her will. But nobody keeps Jane from her man, even if he happens to be a purple-skinned alien nobleman. Against all odds, she returns to Waar, only to find herself accused of kidnapping the Emperor’s beautiful daughter. Allying herself with a band of notorious sky-pirates, Jane sets out to clear her name and rescue the princess, but that means uncovering the secret origins of the Gods of Waar and picking a fight with the Wargod himself. Good thing Jane is always up for a scrap....

Swords of Waar is the wildly entertaining sequel to Jane Carver of Waar, and continues the raucous adventures of science fiction’s newest and most bad ass space heroine.

©2012 Nathan Long (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Anne Roberts Michigan, USA 11-24-12
    Anne Roberts Michigan, USA 11-24-12 Member Since 2010

    A 50-something who loves sci-fi, cozy mysteries, thrillers, an occasional romance, and any genre if it is a good story. And especially if it makes me laugh! No vampires or zombies though - these are NOT sci-fi!

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    "She's Baaaaack!"

    Jane was determined to return to Waar and find her purple-skinned alien lover. She manages to find her way back (barely), but finding him isn't easy. Then when she does find him, she's not sure she wants him after all! This sequel to Jane of Waar is just as good. This tough babe isn't one to let aliens with purple skin push her around, so she sets out to change the world - by finding and freeing up all the water that was stolen by....oh wait, sorry, no spoilers, you'll have to read it to find out!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ethosian Earthquake Zone, California 07-06-13
    Ethosian Earthquake Zone, California 07-06-13 Member Since 2013

    You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.

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    "Nathan Long nails it again"

    This is the second of the Jane Carver of Waar books, and it is just as engaging as the first. The narration is perfect for all the characters, but particularly for Jane, the red-headed biker chick who falls in love with a purple guy from another planet.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Daly City, CA, United States 05-08-13
    Sherry Daly City, CA, United States 05-08-13 Member Since 2010
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    "I was hooked after the 1st book but, now I want mo"
    If you could sum up Swords of Waar in three words, what would they be?

    A funny, albeit pulp type SF book it is great and I believe it makes its mark with this second ADDition in the series...She is a Good Ol Gal with plenty of spunk and stright forward opinions..BUY it for fun!! Dina Perlman really couldn't have given voice to her character ant better!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada 01-27-14
    Eric Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada 01-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Beyond just a parody"
    Any additional comments?

    Here’s my theory about parodies: we like getting the joke by that I mean getting the reference that the oeuvre is referring to or making fun of. I’ll admit that I am part of the vain lot that prides himself with the books that are lining by bookshelves. And whenever I encounter a book that parodies one of my favourite childhood stories, well… I get all tingly inside because I get it.

    So, when I stumbled upon the first Jane Carver book, there I was with my index in the air going: haha! I get this! It’s a parody of Edgar Rice Burrough’s A Princess of Mars. Interestingly, Nathan Long swapped the immortal Virginian Captain for a big redhaired “biker chick”, a foul mouth, no nonsense gale that has tough as with her fist as with her words, named Jane Carver. In the first book, we follow Jane working out how gravity works on the world of Waar and putting up with the macho custom of it’s purple inhabitants. Mr. Long dives in Burrough’s world, turning it upside-down and seeing it at every angle. Thought there is an obvious annoyance with Burrough’s flowery style and the lofty speeches that the Purple men of Waar have a penchant for to which Jane constantly undercuts with her narrative there is also a love for the adventures that Burrough’s created. Let’s face it, Edgard Rice Bourroughs did write some exciting adventures.

    In Jane Carver Swords of Waar, we find our heroine stranded on the rock called earth. She keeps thinking about Waar and the purple lover she left behind. She finally manages to hitch a ride, with the help of a humming crystal that teleports her all the way back to Waar, wherever that is. Once on Waar, Jane manages to make enemy with the church but also manages to find her purple lover. They both spend the rest of the book on the run, narrowly escaping the church’s grip, fighting air pirates and manage to involuntarily change the status quo of Waar.

    The first book, Jane Carver of Waar, was a straight up parody, put in Jane in the stead of John Carter and change Carter’s flowery narrative for Jane’s foulmouthed and hilarious narrative and voilà le tour est joué! Simple right? So, you’d expect Nathan Long to repeat the same formula, take ERB’s second John Carter book and do a copy and paste of the plot. Nope! Not even. Mr. Long, based on the groundwork in his first novel, decides to create something new. And in the mist of all this exiting adventure, the author does address some of the issues, such as the damsels in distress, human rights (or in this case purple people rights), that younger audience would have with something that was published over a hundred years ago.

    Sadly, Night Shade the publishers of the two Jane Carver books have been making news about how they’ve been have financial difficulties. Does this mean that there won’t be a third novel in the Waar world? I hope not. Because Nathan Long created an interesting world with vibrant characters and an edgy heroine that I would most definitely would fallow through another adventure.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff St Joseph, MO, United States 12-04-13
    Jeff St Joseph, MO, United States 12-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Yes its a Burroughs rip but its funny"

    Jane Carver is a redneck girl, ex military, ex biker. Not what u think of as a hero. If you go into this expecting a fun read thats what u get. Nice adventure story and look forward to the next. It is better than the first book too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Connor North Carolina 07-13-13
    Connor North Carolina 07-13-13 Member Since 2011

    Enjoy the adventure

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    "Barbarian Queen Returns"

    Follow-up to “Jane Carver of Waar”. Same fast pace and filled with tales of a woman who gets her way. Disappointed in Jane’s one liners when facing death and dismemberment or a prissy bureaucrat. Jane is mouthy and her repartee was the best part of the original book. I enjoy repeating her taunts and comebacks to shock and amaze my friends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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