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“Party of Five” – fantasy novella series – Book I

“Party of Five” is the first book in a series of fantasy adventure novellas.



A magical bunny, daft pirates, a village of rastafari elves, two princesses, a semi-retired thief and an aspiring bard, plus flying ships, dimensional portals and a largely silly sorcerer with a dangerous, mysterious amulet.

How do they all fit together, you may ask? Fate, it seems. Or maybe not.

Add a dash of fire, a pinch of lightning and some magic to your life.
And remember, it could all be just a bad trip..

This is the first book, Book I, in the “Party of Five” series of fantasy novellas.

And don’t forget – flame-eyed bunnies can be detrimental to your health!“

Loved the first book and really looking forward to sequels!

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I bought this book for the cover art, I stayed for the quality writing.

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The second book in the series is also out!

Come on, what are you waiting for?


4.0 out of 5 stars Party of Five, February 9, 2013
This review is from: Party of Five (Kindle Edition)

Free or cheaper books sometimes it’s a bit hit or miss. Not so with this Novella. I can honestly say that I enjoyed this story. I am a fan of high fantasy and this author did not disappoint. The characters are well fleshed out and relatable. The world created with depth and description. Then you add in the fantasy of the story and the humor delivered with timing and I have to say it was such a fun read. You get a fast start and that pace continues through the read. No slow down, no boring middle, just a rush to the end. Plus you get pirates. If I have to pick at anything I would say the writing can be a bit formal here and there, but not enough to be bothersome. All in all very well done! On a side note, I have to say the cover is fantastic! Do I recommend this book? Yes. Enjoy.

5.0 out of 5 stars Party of Five, February 7, 2013
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This review is from: Party of Five (Kindle Edition)

I absolutely loved this book from start to finish. The story was really interesting and quirky and the characters are so well developed and their interactions with each other are so well written and often quiet funny, especially between the sisters at the beginning of the book. The author has not only a great sense of humor but also a great writing style. What I liked the most about the author’s style is one of the key ingredients I think all great writers should have – to be able to tell a story without literally just laying it out in front of you. The author used the characters interactions with each other to indirectly explain their back stories and develop them at the same time.
The characters themselves are really truly unique creations, I really liked Ned, especially his first appearance on stage which I though was really funny I found this novelette so easy to read and found myself at the end in no time. I would highly recommend this as a quick and entertaining read and I myself can’t wait to read the next installment.

5.0 out of 5 stars Party of five? Count me in!, February 4, 2013
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I bought this book for the cover art, I stayed for the quality writing. This book was not only entertaining, it also had a fantastic plot! I immediately fell in love with the witty banter between sisters Parcifal and Lernea! The story only gets more and more exciting as each new character of the party of five gets introduced. It’s been so long since I’d read a story with pirates in it, but Party if Five really clenches that thirst. Kalampakas’ fast-paced style will keep you wanting more. I can’t wait to read the sequel!

5.0 out of 5 stars Action-packed from beginning to end!, February 2, 2013
This review is from: Party of Five (Kindle Edition)

I loved the author’s introduction and description, so I decided to take a chance and buy the book. I’m so glad I did. The characters come to life almost immediately, and their adventure is one you won’t likely forget soon. Loved the first book and really looking forward to sequels! I would gladly recommend this book for young adult through any age.

5.0 out of 5 stars Party of Five, a fantastical joy!, December 29, 2012
This review is from: Party of Five (Kindle Edition)

I love all fantasy stories and this one does not disappoint! The combination of talking animals and pirates as well as flying ships makes the imagination soar!

5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read, November 27, 2012
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Just got my kindle and was looking for the free books to try it out and stumbled upon Party of Five.
Loved the characters hope to see them back for there next adventure.

5.0 out of 5 stars Novella part 1, November 19, 2012
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I downloaded this novella when it was free for a weekend. Let me state this again, I downloaded a NOVELLA. Meaning, a small part of a larger story. The parts will come out one by one as the author is ready to publish them.

Why is this a five star? Well, first off price. You are only spending 99cents versus $5 to find out whether or not you like the story.
Second, the story is rather humorous. My interest has been grabbed and I am looking forward to part two. I don’t give five stars to often, but I do give them.

The story starts off rather quick. With opening words you get the idea that something occured to the two main characters before the story had begun. You spend the first little bit finding out more history of what occured to put them there. I enjoyed the little remarks the characters do back and forth (bickering in some parts). I enjoyed the way the author added more characters to the party as they went along (certain encounters that are funny in one instance, sad in another, and “wierd” in another). You get the whole party of five before the novella is over. I would have to say Theo is my favorite character so far (that’s the wierd encounter). Each of the party have their qwirks, their attitudes, their outlook in life. None of them are the same; meaning, no two are alike. No two have bad attitudes, no two are whimps. I don’t feel any redundancy with what they are doing either.

Though the novella did jump a little bit (one moment they are in a big discussion after an incident, and the words are suddenly written that the characters did a quick job and are on their way somewhere else, when the job should have take a few hours). Hard to say what without giving away a bit of the story line.

It doesn’t take you long to read this novella, it is only about 30,000 words. Final word, I enjoyed it. I will certainly be looking for part two.


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Born in Trikala, raised since childhood Athens, torn between the call of nature and the trapping of society. I write books, tell stories and make fun of most things that don't really matter in the cosmic, long view.

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