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Offline James Pyne

Big Cranky: Fall Into Darkness
« on: July 27, 2019, 08:33:32 PM »
Hey, all! My debut novel, Big Cranky, was just released and I'm humbled by the solid feedback I'm already getting. With that said, I want to know how it holds up to true fans of the fantasy genre. So, yeah, I'm a bit nervous. I'm hoping a few of you give it a chance and get back to me and let me know what you folks think. I'll let the quotes and book trailer do the talking. Hit me up with any questions. I tried uploading photos of the front and back covers to no success...wouldn't even let me upload a 36k file. I'm obviously doing something wrong. :(  Anyway, thanks for considering it!

Some quotes from those who've read it:

"It will make it's mark, I've no doubt about that. Honestly it is the most original thing I've read in years. You, my brother, have an amazing grasp on the craft."
--Franklin E. Wales (Editor, Publisher, Author)

"Are you a fan of mythology? Then check this book out! Big Cranky: Fall into Darkness is the first book published by DeadLight Publishing. It is James Pyne's debut novel. I am not sure what genre to call it, so I am going to just classify it as Cosmic Fantasy.

If you enjoy any sort of mythology; stories of ancient, elder gods and goddesses; angels, demons, seraphim, nephilim, and death dealers; then you will definitely enjoy this book!

From the primordial beginnings through the creation of humans, this book is a conglomeration of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Mayan mythology, with a twist on the "gods" that you think you are familiar with. Throw Cthulhu into the mix. . . yeah, I do not need to say anything more, though I will say one of my favorite parts of the book is when Medusa's dormant Gorgon gene is activated.

While the book is kind-of all over the place, Pyne has a way with words and a penchant for action/battle scenes. (I almost want to say this story would have been better suited as a graphic novel.) Still, I am looking forward to seeing where Pyne continues with this story."

----Jason E. Berry (Critic / Reviewer)

Book trailer:

Available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats:   

The Kindle version has the longer preview for some reason.  :)

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Offline James Pyne

Re: Big Cranky: Fall Into Darkness
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 06:37:49 AM »
A new Amazon review:

"A book you won't be able to put down! A deeply engaging story that is very well written. I couldn't put it down! It was even better then I thought it would be. I can't wait for the next book!"

Offline James Pyne

Re: Big Cranky: Fall Into Darkness
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 11:05:53 PM »
Update: Big Cranky is now available in every country Amazon does business in. A few more reviews on Amazon Canada.

"I have just finished reading James Pyne's Big Cranky, and I just had to write to say how much I have enjoyed it. I really came to love some of the characters in his book. I am an avid reader and it was so nice to take a step out of my "comfort zone" and read something different. I so enjoyed it, and I look forward to reading #2. Thank you, James, it was a great read!"

"Storytelling at its finest. From start to finish I was enthralled. I had to fight to put the book down I was so captivated. I have read James works before and was excited to finally get a novel out of him. If you haven't read any of his story's or tales I urge you to!! When's book two?"

Offline James Pyne

Re: Big Cranky: Fall Into Darkness
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2019, 10:32:09 PM »
 What do you folks think of this as a radio ad? Oscar nominated and Emmy Award winning FX artist Edward Emerson French did the voice. Amazing job! Has a Vincent Price feel to it. Love it!

Offline James Pyne