CORONA (The Chronicles of Jaenrye): SPECIAL EDITION

General Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

By MJ Heiser


CORONA (The Chronicles of Jaenrye): SPECIAL EDITION


MJ Heiser
MJ Heiser was born in the Philippines to an American Navy Mormon and a Filipina Catholic.  She came to the United States as a baby, started reading at the age of three and began to write at the age of 12.       Educated in San Antonio, Texas, MJ is an avid student of religion, politic More...



Long past the Age of Wonder, several thirty-somethings form an unlikely band of adventurers in the fair land of Jaenrye.  Can they keep at bay the seemingly inevitable rule of a man determined to destroy the magic they can't bring themselves to believe in?

Tom Strausser is a lonely failed musician with a day job he hates.  Rose Smith thinks she could be a best-selling novelist, but can't be bothered to spend time writing.  Father Rey Lopez was a rising star in the Catholic church until depravity got the best of him.

All three of these everyday nobodies are pulled from the world they know and are forced to find out what they're really made of, confronting their own cowardice, malice, and complacency.  Will they rise to the challenge, despite themselves? 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Not about the beer...but that's ok., July 19, 2010
Joseph Guillotin "Joe Guillotin" (San Antone, TX) - 
Beer enthusiasts should still get this book, while there is at least ONE chapter about drinking and passing out in an alley after vomiting profusely. However, there also are priests who fancy little girls, faeries who fancy the aforementioned vomiting loser, the epic all-inswirling battle of good vs. evil, and just a good read all around. 

If you read 'Cat Fancy' on a regular basis you will NOT enjoy this book. There are no mentions of cats dressed up like ballerinas or Sarah Jessica Parker's character from Sex&The City. 

However, there is a talking rat- and that's close. 

Well, not REALLY a rat. 

Like Sarah Jessica is NOT REALLY a horse. 

If you like words with more than 2 syllables you will like this book. 

Disappointment for some- the word 'sparkle' is not prominently featured. Descriptions of contours of face and the words 'pressed against her' are not mentioned either. 

The word 'inswirling' is not used- as it is not a word. 

But there are easily over 5000 good words in this book- and their various combinations. So enjoy! Be envious of my signed copy- I had to mug someone outside a bookstore for. 


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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!!!!!!, March 14, 2010
By Stephanie A. Cline - 5.0 out of 5 stars I'm not one to just pick up different fantasy novels and start reading them, but with this one I had a hard time putting it down. The way the author brings the two worlds together in the book was just great. I also enjoyed the way she kept you jumping from area to the next. It kept me on the edge of my seat all the way to the end. I would recommend this book to everyone. Would love to see a hardcopy come out, so I can add it to my bookcase.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Story for the Artist in Us All, August 5, 2010
By stvfoolery "stvfoolery" (California) - It's not so easy to write a book that both keeps you entertained and makes you think, and it's a rare gem of a find when you come across an author capable of meshing both seamlessly. MJ Heiser is exactly that author. 

Which is good, because I paid my hard earned cash on this book and getting ripped off tends to make me as happy as a weepy, Lindsay Lohan in her tiny, tiny jail cell. 

With Corona, the good Ms. Heiser has created a word that feels both real and imagined but never for a moment fake. The characters are living, breathing, and relatable. You care about the choices they make, you get worried when they're threatened, and you can feel it in your bones when they hurt. I know people like this. I've met people like this. I am people like this. While skillfully avoiding the all too common pratfall of becoming overly preachy, Heiser offers up tidbits on life, and art, al while delving headfirst into the creative process in a way that feels entirely heartfelt, honest, and never for a minute forced or overdone. 

Long story short, this ones a page-turner of the highest order. 

There are books, there are good books, and then there are books like Corona - books that quite simply stand alone. 

Though the sequel hasn't yet been released she already has my money. Which says an awful lot, because I like my money. I like it a lot, and I don't nearly have enough of it to toss around willy-nilly and fancy-free like a half naked Lindsay Lohan in a vat full of cocaine. I like my money so much I try not to spend it on crap. Corona's the opposite of crap - which I guess is food. 

Corona is nourishment for the brain.