Item description for Voyage of the Majestic and Other Tales by Daryl Reiley...
Overview Inventor, enforcer of the Pirate Code, and Captain of the warship The Majestic, Jake Lenkley could by all rights boast of many a victory at sea. But when he is sent by orders of his Emperor to tread forbidden and uncharted waters, he discovers a threat he would never have dreamed was possible. In his second novel, Daryl Reiley continues in the tradition of his first, addressing several social and moral issues applicable to kingdoms outside of the fictional realm of Vandelite.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.04" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.37" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1591602629 ISBN13 9781591602620
Availability 83 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 05:09.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Voyage of the Majestic and Other Tales?
great imagination! May 11, 2004
This collection of tales and poems ranges from a story relating to the author's very shaky start as an infant to a tale about an alternate dimension reached from Earth via the Bermuda Triangle. The "Voyage of the Majestic" tale tells of this alternate dimension where pirates (the good guys) and rogues (the bad guys) rule the seas. The main character, Jake, is an inventor and a soldier and the story mainly tells of his adventures when exploring a part of the world unexplored by his people.
Author Shepson, pen named Reiley, has included a couple of new stories based in Vandelite, the subject of many entertaining stories in his first book "Tales of Vandelite and Other Short Stories". These stories continue to develop this fantasy world Shepson has created. "The Two Pathways" carried a particularly good message. It taught a lesson about how the right path, the straight and narrow path, isn't always easy to follow while the wrong path, sometimes filled with lush green grass, is often tempting. Shepson also included two beautiful poems at the end of the book attributed to Noel Carroll.
Shepson needs to continue polishing his stories and work on how he puts his short story collections together. He should reduce the number of details provided and develop his characters and transitions more clearly. The number of acid balls and ice missiles launched is much less important than clearly tying Bermuda Triangle disappearances with the development of this alternate dimension. There also doesn't seem to be a theme or particular order to his selections. An autobiographical story, a story about George Handel, and Carroll's two poems do not fit in with Shepson's fantasy stories.
Shepson has a great imagination! The core of the story is there. It's how to turn it from a newspaper type account of an event to a riveting story that is Shepson's challenge!
Review by Kathy Brummond of www.BookReview.com
Brings life to a world as multidimensional as our own Feb 13, 2003
Voyage Of The Majestic And Other Tales is an impressive anthology of deftly written stories by Daryl Reiley embodying fantastical high seas adventure, forbidden magical arts, complex social and moral issues, within intrinsically original, entertaining tales -- one of which is (Arlo's Prayer) is a true story based on the author's having to cope with a condition of galactosemia. An engrossing read that brings life to a world as real and multidimensional as our own, the individual stories showcased in this highly recommended collection include: The Dark Knight; Arlo's Prayer; Introduction to Voyage of The Majestic; Voyage of The Majestic; The Two Pathways; Handel's Redemption; The Halfling's Forbidden Art; Kerdith The Wanderer; Revelations of the Clouds; and Butterfly.