Knights of the Karrien Moon. by Ronald Kivett

Escape to the post-apocalyptic world of Karrz with Burton Thomas. One moment Burton is photographing an archeological dig in the jungles of Brazil, and the next he finds himself transported to the deceptively beautiful yet hostile alien planet of Karrz where his very survival is in question. When Burton finds what passes for civilization, he…

Escape to the post-apocalyptic world of Karrz with Burton Thomas.

One moment Burton is photographing an archeological dig in the jungles of Brazil, and the next he finds himself transported to the deceptively beautiful yet hostile alien planet of Karrz where his very survival is in question.

When Burton finds what passes for civilization, he encounters a creature lunging at Bel Jeucur, the country’s ruler. Burton saves Bel Jeucur from the jaws of the beast and is severely injured. To top it off, he is rewarded for his courage by being placed under house arrest.

To gain his freedom, Burton must prove himself in the arena. He bests every ruthless animal that is sent to destroy him, giving him the right to challenge the very throne itself… and he does, and wins! But Burton would have none of it. His freedom meant more to him than that. Being a king could wait; there was a princess that must be saved and a world to be discovered.

The Jessa Hollian Reeaia, the first daughter of Niija Koul, the ruler of Anthrasan, has been captured and sold into slavery. When the Jessa’s loyal lieutenant, Ho Camov, appeals to Burton Thomas for help, a valiant rescue mission is undertaken. Once found, they will span half a planet to get her home. The quest for the Jessa will prove to be a life and death adventure presenting new friends, new enemies, and planting the seeds for a forbidden love.Knights of the Karrien Moon is a science fiction adventure which takes place on an alien world ripe with dangerous creatures and beautiful landscapes –the result of an ancient global war. Its characters are complex, yet familiar and will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it. This fast-paced adventure is the first book in Ron Kivett’s The Journal of Burton Thomas series.

??? Here’s what reader Jessica Hollo of Jacksonville Florida had to say after reading Knights of the Karrian Moon:

“What a read, I could not put this book down! Reminiscent of the “John Carter” series, but so much more to offer the reader in terms of depth of character and scope of world. The main character Burton is insightful, but still delightfully “human” in his actions on the new planet. Ron Kivett has created a world that is striking in its complexity with plants, animals and politics. The ending stands on the right balance between reaching a natural wrapping point and letting your know there is still a whole world of unknown adventure just around the corner. Something for everyone here: adventure, romance, science fiction…I sincerely hope there will be more and eagerly anticipate the next!”

??? Here’s what reader David Devenburg of Jacksonville Florida had to say after his read:

“Well Done! This is one of those books you don’t want to put down. Excellent story line and plot. This book is right in step with the forward thinking scientists and explorers of today. I found this book to be very well paced and at the same time entertaining. It was easy to follow the characters as they were revealed to us. I do hope you are working on the next installment, I can’t wait to see what Burton finds next.”

Categories:

    • Science Fiction & Fantasy
    • Science Fiction Adventure
    • Science Fiction Post-Apocalyptic

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“Really Good Read – Waiting For More!”

Five Star Review on Amazon by Joyce Richardson

If you are looking for a good engaging adventure story by a new writer you will be glad you discovered “Knights of the Kaerien Moon” by Ron Kivett. While his protagonist Berton Thomas starts out as an inquisitive, mild mannered photographer who is accompanying his friends on an archeological dig, Berton soon finds himself in a totally different and unexpected world that both excites his curiosity and challenges his strengths and perceptions. Ron Kivett not only spins a good tale, he is quite the wordsmith as he does and this most certainly makes for a good read that keeps you absorbed and wanting more.

About the Author

I came from modest beginnings, growing up on a farm in rural Indiana. Reading and writing were difficult for me, making school a struggle. Later, I would learn that I was dyslexic. My childhood would have been a lot easier if my parents and teachers had known what dyslexia was and how to deal with it. Back then, people just labeled you “dumb”. I had to find my own way and taught myself how to read. The first book I was able to read from cover to cover was the Mastermind of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I guess it is no accident that my readers tell me my writing is reminiscent of Burroughs. That book took my mind to unknown worlds and introduced me to amazing characters. I hope my writing is able to do the same for my readers.

I first started my filmmaking career when I was a freshman in high school, winning a blue ribbon for photography. In the many years since high school, I have written treatments for such television shows as Wonder Woman, Salvage One, Battlestar Gallactica, and Fantasy Island, and have produced two episodes of That’s Incredible. I was the chief investigator and co-producer for a UFO documentary syndicated by CBS for cable television release. I wrote the screenplay for Zaat, a locally produced monster movie that premiered in 1972 and is still playing somewhere in the world tonight. (If you are curious, watch the alternate title Bloodwaters of Doctor Z on Mystery Science Theater 3000.) In addition to co-writing the screenplay I designed and built the monster costume, acted as the technical director, and shot most of the underwater footage in the film. I have written and produced a radio show called Tales of Strange Things. And I also served as executive producer of Your Wildest Dreams, directing and writing four episodes of the television series.

I think I am most proud of the opportunity to create Your Wildest Dreams. It gave some very talented young people an opportunity to showcase their talents in this field, leading to bigger and better opportunities for most of the kids. We produced 13 episodes of quality work. And some of those young people have now gone on to do great things. Look up William (Bill) Boston in IMDb and you’ll see what I mean.

My wife, Christine, and I currently live in Saint Augustine, Florida with 5 rescue cats. (Would you like to adopt one?)

Book two of the Journal of Burton Thomas series is in the works. I hope to have it completed by the end of the summer. Stay tuned.

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