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  • Title: Stones: Data
  • Author: Jacob Whaler
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  • Alexander the Great Genghis Kahn Julius Caesar Attila the Hun Mao Stalin For thousands of years, the Stones have been hidden among us, giving a privileged few the power to rule over masses, destroy old empires and create new ones Now it s near the end of the 21st century On the eve of a trip to Japan, Matt Newmark finds a dark rock in the shape of a claw, and it chAlexander the Great Genghis Kahn Julius Caesar Attila the Hun Mao Stalin For thousands of years, the Stones have been hidden among us, giving a privileged few the power to rule over masses, destroy old empires and create new ones Now it s near the end of the 21st century On the eve of a trip to Japan, Matt Newmark finds a dark rock in the shape of a claw, and it changes everything With the help of a Shinto priest, he discovers it s a Stone, a piece of ancient alien technology that gives him a sweeping view of history and control over time, matter and energy But Matt is not alone Mikal Ryzaard, a survivor of the Nazi death camps, has a Stone of his own and a burning vision to eliminate suffering and bring back Paradise With all the resources of the world s largest multinational corporation behind him, he tracks down Matt and makes him an offer Join me or die This is the first book in the Stones series, a new techno thriller quadriligy by Jacob Whaler.
    Jacob Whaler
    Like many of you, as a teenager, I read Ray Bradbury s horror stories into the dark hours of the night, afraid to move for fear that I d feel the pricking of my thumbs and stir up something evil I consumed Alan Dean Foster s Alien in one sitting, glued to the La Z Boy recliner in our family room, heart beating in unison with the characters on the page as they pursued, and were pursued by, the nightmare aboard their starship I sat in a secret corner of our house with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat as I savored the end of The Lord of the Rings and Watership Down.I have experienced the power of words in my own life, and my belief in that power to fire our imaginations and lift our minds to new heights pushes me to write.My favorite places are near oceans or mountains I love to spend time in Japan exploring its unique culture, history and language.As a six year old on a fishing trip with my dad and grandpa, I found an obsidian rock half buried in the mud, blunt on one end and pointed on the other, about the size of an adult fist My grandpa, a lifelong rock hound, tried in vain to get it away from me He begged, threatened and offered me money He told me what a perfect addition it would make to his collection But I refused to let it part from my fingers.For some reason, I felt an immediate bond to that rock.I took it home, washed it off and put it on the window ledge above my bed There s a photo of it on my website Decades later, I still keep that rock close by and often pick it up to feel the way it naturally fits the curve of my palm I like to stare into its glassy surface and daydream about where it came from and the secrets it might hold.It was on such a day, as I looked into my Stone, the seed of an idea took shape in my mind Little by little, that idea grew and sprouted tentacles until it got such a hold on my brain that I was left with no choice but to start writing it down.The result was four long books.In a way, I think of the STONES novels as keeping a promise to my six year old self, a promise to always keep room in my heart for child like wonder A promise to stay who I am.In my professional life, I ve used words to build meaning into arcane corporate documents that control the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars around the globe But I ve grown tired of using words to control something as mundane as money.So I ve become a writer of novels.Back in high school, I learned to program computers It s a different kind of writing, a different kind of language, a different kind of control But like any good writing, it s a string of written instructions that has an effect on the real world.I d like to think that the words of my novels are like computer code for human brains.I hope you will plug in and enjoy.Jacob Whaler


    Commentaires:

    Wanda Hartzenberg
    I love the cover.The story is brilliant and solid. The world building extraordinary but. and this is a big but the characters are too developed and burdened with fillerIn fact the entire book is simply way too detailed. I love epic fantasy and I know this is almost the norm but with this book the author managed to make me skip page after page and that is never a good thing. I think though that a true staunch lover of the genre will differ from me in this regard.Do not get me wrong, this is not a [...]

    Sharlene Almond
    The author starts the chapter off with suspense, instantly chucking the reader into the plot. Ryzaard faces a dilemma for something incredibly valuable – a stone, willing to kill for it.The reader is then taken to another time where you discover Matt, a man that has encountered an unusual object – a stone, in the distant future. A world made up of floating messages from jaxs instead of phones or ipads, and other creative devices.The characters and plot are multi-dimensional. The characters h [...]

    Lita Burke
    Stones (Data) by Jacob Whaler is an epic fantasy about a young man, Matt Newmark, and his adventures after finding a magic stone on a skiing trip.Matt is in so many ways a typical twenty-something guy with a love of skiing, an all-encompassing adoration for his girlfriend Jessica, and a sometimes strained relationship with his dad. Ever since Matt’s mother died in a horrible accident, his father Kent had both of them live vigilant lives. Father and son daily outfox their world’s intrusive te [...]

    Scott Collins
    Gotta say I really enjoyed this one. It's very well written. The world he created was fantastic and well described. Well developed characters and an action packed plot kept me turning the pages long after I should have gone to bed. I even resorted to the text to speech so I could get farther into the story while driving. Not quite an audio book, but when you've gotta keep going, it'll do in a pinch. Loved the concept behind the stones and the inevitable clash between those with differing ideas o [...]

    Coralyn
    Definitely for fans of sci-fi, this entertaining and credible universe, although at times very dark, is quite gripping. For those who don't like sagas this is a 4-book story.

    Kathy Cunningham
    Jacob Whaler’s STONES (DATA) is the first book in a planned series focusing on an epic battle between good and evil set decades in the future. With a compelling blend of mystery, fantasy, techno sci-fi, romance, and adventure, STONES is an engaging, fast-paced thriller that should appeal to a wide range of readers. Twenty-two-year-old Matt Newmark is a fearless skier who always manages to come out of a stunt alive, in spite of his father Kent’s constant worry. Matt and Kent have been living [...]

    LAWonder10
    Stones is the first book of a new, exciting futuristic series. The beginning setting is within the late twenty first century. Matt and Jennifer have been close friends for years. Matt’s feelings are so strong for Jessica and he wants to take their relationship to the next level. Jessica seems to feel the same, yet, she has allowed him any intimacies. The story opens with Jessica and Matt texting. He is on the slopes for the last ski trip for the season. Jessica warns him not to do anything cra [...]

    Viviane Crystal
    It’s a techno-dystopian time in which the world runs by innovative gadgets like the Mesh, a more secretive version of the Internet; a Jax phone which can be protected from any intruder and which can track every user; and more. But the world isn’t a better place and there are those who not only realize it but also are attempting to do something about it. If intentions were worth money, the antagonists in this novel would be millionaires. But what good would that do when money and technology a [...]

    Raven Reviewer
    While skiing one day, teenage Matt Newmark finds a stone that changes everything. A history professor focused on mythology and a Shinto priest offer answers while corporate mogul Dr. Ryzaard will do anything to acquire the stone.This book started out promising with exciting life threatening situations. Short chapters detailed crisp, exquisite scenes. The author’s vision of the story is clear. Touching on topics of freedom, creation, power, individuality, conformity, with some religious discuss [...]

    Julia
    Leaving little to the imagination, Author Jacob Whaler takes you on a journey years into the future. At first I was able to put the book down easily but my mind kept drifting back to the story. Then I found myself growing curious about Matt's mother and the mystery of the stones. Finally it was impossible for me to set the book aside because I had to know more about the characters, Matt, Ryzaard and even Kent. When Matt's mother is murdered, his father, Kent has no choice but to run, going compl [...]

    Amber Meek
    Ater reading Stones Data by Jacob Whaler it is my opinion that the book deserves 4 of 5 stars. When you look at the cover you are greeted by a futuristic night sky over a well lit city. This is not only releveant to the story, but very visually appealing as well. Once you open the cover and begin to read you are immediately pulled into a story that is wonderfully written, structurally sound, and well researched. I quite enjoyed being made to feel like a part of the story thanks to the author's u [...]

    Brigitte Yuille
    Jacob Whaler’s book Stones Data Book One eases in and out of the world of fantasy and transports you through time and space in a manner so clear it’s easy to visualize. The book occurs a few decades into the future. It tells the story of how Matthew Newmark is in hiding with his father after his mother’s death. Matthew comes upon an unusual “rock” that glows various colors. Unbeknownst to him, his discovery is momentous. At first he tries to get rid of the “rock,” but he discovers [...]

    Jada Ryker
    Stones (Data), by Jacob Whaler, is an excellent action and adventure book, with plenty of examples of futuristic technology.After his mother’s death by corporate assassination, Matt and his attorney father Kent go underground. Several years later, Matt finds a mysterious rock in the snow. Matt is excited about his new job at Hokkaido University as research assistant to Professor Yamamoto, the leading authority on Japanese folk legends.Dr. Mikal Ryzaard, corporate predator and head of MX Global [...]

    Christi Nichols
    This story is solid. It is well written, and attention capturing.The early movements between flashbacks were confusing at first, but only for a moment.In an attempt to not give away any spoilers, I’ll only go so far as to say Matt finds a stone. The stone is far more than any ordinary rock. Mikal has a strong desire to play God, and this Matt’s stone is essential to reaching this goal.The plot and character development happen very quickly in this story, and the reader isn’t left to wonder [...]

    Tracey Tupper
    Intense Cover, Intense Story.I found the book cover to be eye catching and vivid; and in retrospect, very descriptive.Stones Data is well written and overall, has been well edited with only two errors that I noted.It's an easy read from the first page to the last. I was always excited to get back to where I'd left offStones Data is a techno, sci-fi, fantasy, with a heavy asian influence, and will "bend" how you view the universe; in a new and intriguing way.It jumped a bit, but then so did the c [...]

    Justin Melter
    Stones (Data) by Jacob Whaler is a great Sci-Fi thriller which really took me by surprise. It had a good mix of both "old" and "new" technology that is utilized together to really make for some exciting ideas/scenes. The author also implemented a strong American-Japanese culture feel to the book which really adds to the overall plot rather than leaving a reader confused. The stones, their potential powers and holders made for a lot of very cool possibilities. The author has been able to piece to [...]

    Lisa Petty
    Stones (Data) by Jacob Whaler is one of the most suspenseful books I have read. The story is a classic battle between good and evil, that moves through several times and continents. Jacob Whaler does an incredible job with describing the scenery in all of the story’s locations. His vivid description of characters, places, and gadgets makes his novel more believable. Jacob Whaler makes futuristic technology more realistic by making it close to current technology. For example, the jax, used by e [...]

    Amanda Orick
    Stones Data by Jacob Whaler is a sci-fi, action, and adventure story all rolled into one. It is a classic good vs. evil story although it isn’t immediately evident. The character development is very well developed and makes you feel for each character and their plight, including the bad ones. We have Matt, a young adult itching to have his freedom from his dad and be on his own, who gets an internship at a school in Japan. We have Jessica his girlfriend, who is in love with him and believes in [...]

    Demelza Carlton
    I love scifi and alternative history, I have a thing for snow and I'm particularly partial to Japan and its food - even more so because I've spent time there. How could I not pick up this book?Yes, it's a long one. Good thing, too. I would have been mightily annoyed if it had finished any sooner than it did. This book is very descriptive - not overly so, but very precise for those who have never been in some of the places and situations described. The only time I felt the description was too muc [...]

    Pat
    The first in a set of 4 books. Had to get book 2 to continue.It's the year 2045 and you have a very powerful corporation, "MX Global" that is run by the very evil genius Dr. Mikal RyzaardHe will not be satisfied until he plays "God" and controls the worldNow imagine that you come into possession of ancient, claw-shaped stone from the pastCalled the "Magatama Stone" that is more stronger and powerful than any of your new technology that you've createdIt's a data stone that can predict and manipul [...]

    Michelle Nichols
    I give this book (Stones Data) 4 stars. Overall the story was good and entertaining. I could definitely visualize everything that was being described. I thought the amount of detail was perfect in most areas, whereas a few areas didn't need as much and there were misspellings throughout the book.The characters were good. The author makes you hate the villain (who truly is a piece of work) and the main character who is a young male adult, really does behave like a young male adult. It's infuriati [...]

    R. E. Hunter
    I enjoyed this book. It's got good action, with tension building well to a satisfying climax. The book finishes off well, while leaving enough foreshadowing of problems to come in the next book of the series.The characters are well developed. At times the antagonist came across a bit too much like a stereotypical villain, but there's back story to support why he is that way, so it works.The writing is competently done, with an average number of typos or sentences that don't read quite right (I f [...]

    Cheree
    “For thousands of years, the Stones have been hidden among us, giving a privileged few power to rule over masses, destroy empires and create new ones.”As Matt finally leaves his over protective father, or so he thinks, he embarks on his new life as an adult on his own. Thinking his dad has been over reacting all of these years to people out there trying to kill them; Matt soon learns how much his dad was right in his actions. If only they all knew how bad it was really going to be, and all b [...]

    Avery
    Alexander the Great. Genghis Kahn. Julius Caesar. Attila the Hun. Mao. Stalin. For thousands of years, the Stones have been hidden among us, giving a privileged few power to rule over masses, destroy empires and create new ones. It's near the end of the 21st century. When Matt Newmark was ten years old, his mother was killed in a vicious corporate assassination. For the last twelve years, he's been living off grid under the over-protective care of his father, running from dark forces, trying to [...]

    Linda Romer
    My Review-stones Data by Jacob Whaler I diden't just like this book,i loved it! I thought this book was imaginative and creative. I felt a real attraction to the characters that will not leave me. Stones Data is about a young man named Max that finds a stone on one of his many skiing adventures. Little does he know what power the stone holds. The stone bonds with its finder and nobody else. Throughout the story you will meet Matt's father Kent, a strong, smart and loving father. Matt's girlfrien [...]

    Lisa Hall
    It’s 2045 and a Dr. Mikal Ryzaard has risen to the top of a global company, MX Global. He’s not satisfied with high returns or stock yields and he didn’t get to the top the old fashioned way, oh, wait, yes he did.He got to the top the same way Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great and many other warlords of old have done, by bonding and harnessing the power of the Stone. He’s not satisfied with controlling one Stone, he wants them all. He wants the world.When Matt Newmark finds a strange sto [...]

    Glenn
    Jacob Whaler’s novel Stones (Data) has a colorful and attention grabbing book cover. It invites you into it for a journey you soon won’t forget. Stones (Data) is an adventure, Sci-Fi/Techno, action thriller. It’s mixed with ancient mystical archaeology and artifacts.Jacob Whaler has passed the torch to a new generation. The action comes thick and fast in Stones (Data) hardly another thriller writer alive who can fuel an adrenaline surge the way Jacob Whaler does.This was exactly the change [...]

    Sonya Dodd
    Having no idea what to expect when I started this book, I was totally unprepared for how much I would enjoy it! From the very beginning there is a sense of menace and the action is fast-paced and exciting.This tale follows Kent and his son, Matt who have been used to living their lives on the run and hiding from an unknown threat.Then there is the strange character of Ryzaard. Part of me wanted to feel sorry for this Polish Jew who survived the horrors of WW2 and Auschwitz. Yet he has become evi [...]

    Katrina
    I received this books from a First-Reads giveaway. Jacob Whaler certainly has a thing for description. I think that's part of what makes the books so long - the description gets a bit redundant. I enjoyed the concept of the story, but unfortunately, the length and details lost it for me. I like the jax, but could never figure out how it worked. I was also not a fan of "jax off." Whaler's Japan and Japanese (some forgiven because it's a future/AU) seems unnatural to me. Kent pretty thoroughly con [...]

    Christoph Fischer
    "Stones (Data)" by Jacob Whaler was a surprise find for me. I am not usually one for fantasy and science fiction but this was recommended to me by a friend and I ended up enjoying the book very much.The concept is a very good idea: There are stones who give the owner special power. Our unlikely hero, Matt, is more interested in skiing than anything else, but he by chance gets hold of one of those stones and is now being hunted by people after this stone.Whaler has done a great job at setting up [...]

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