The Assassin's Dream by J.D. Townsend Buy book: $25.70
I2174 A.D. Acquired Genetic Neurological Syndrome has killed nearly two-thirds of Earth's male population, and women have risen to dominate all aspects of life. The Whole Body governs with chilling efficiency; the Ministry of Termination dispatches those who might threaten the world order or whose usefulness has come to an end. To that end, a select few have been engineered to carry out the clandestine orders of the North American Council - K-Class assassins.
I am the author of The Assassin's Dream, and I wanted to make myself available to any of you who would like to talk with me about my novel, the concepts it deals with ... or anything else, for that matter. I'm honored that you have taken a moment to look into it, and look forward to a dialogue.
I'll be checking in often, so please do feel free to communicate.
I'm still totally engrossed in this. I've put it down on my must read list and look forward to being able to finish the rest of the book.
The characters are so well-developed and it's so easy to slip right into them while reading that I find it absolutely riveting. I read best when I can visualize the characters and basically 'become' them. I'm finding that quite easy to do.
Keep writing! I look forward to other stories you create.
"What wild desires, what restless torments seize
The hapless man, who feels the book-disease..."
- Dr. John Ferriar (from the poem Bibliomania, 1863)
I am looking forward to reading the rest of this week's emails and the whole book. I wonder what this assassin's dream is and what the two children's mother did to have an assassin come after her. The physical detail is great! I like it so far!
I too have a 'buy' list and 'get from the library' list. This one I will be looking for in the bookstore. I am only at the third installment and am impatient for the rest. Since today is my day off from work, I plan to visit my favorite bookstore to get the book.
I like the idea of females ruling the world and facing challenges that bring up the best and worst of being human. A genetically modified female assassin...wow, that is a character I want to follow. Thanks for the book JDT, can't wait to finish it.
Terrie in Ohio
I have loved reading this week's book. My first instinct is to check with my local library... They don't have it. Then I checked with Chapters (the only bookstore in my city) and they don't carry it. I am highly disappointed. I will keep looking and hounding these two places to get it. Is your book not released in Canada?
I look forward to reading the rest whenever I get the chance!
Libraries are my publisher's main client, so that is the next likely place to find it. In fact, it would be a great service to me if you would simply ask your library to purchase the book. Most libraries have a purchase request form, either online or at their information desk.
These requests add up and make the book even more available to others, which creates further buzz.
I am very grateful for your enthusiasm, and for whatever efforts you make to get your hands on the book. Thank you very much.
This message has been edited by chapteraday on Jun 27, 2005 10:22 AM
I just finished reading The Assasin's Dream, and loved it. I found it hard to put down, and read too late each evening till it was done. I immediately went online to see if you had written other books, but haven't found any yet. When I find an author I like, I like to read all of their work. Will there be a sequel to A.D.? I hope so, I want to find out what little Leon does in the world as he grows up and develops his gifts. Keep up the great writing--I hope that you sell millions of books, and keep us readers looking forward to new works.