by Kaleb Nation
From my review:
Harken was like X-men meets National Treasure. Very creative. I liked the suspenseful plot with a supernatural twist. The writing had a nice voice to it. It was funny and witty. I really enjoyed the quest that Michael goes on for the truth. The way Michael had to figure out and follow obscure clues all over the place is what reminded me of National Treasure and I thought it was a lot of fun. And the conflict was great. The author was not afraid to suggest the worst that could happen…and then make it happen… Read More
San Fernando Valley, California
St. Lita’s Church
Aside from the old cars and the cheap shops, one thing that Arleta had a lot of was churches. I passed at least five before I finally saw the tall, pointed steeple of my target ahead. ST. LITA’S CHURCH, read the sign in the grass out front. I braked my bike to a stop in front of it, catching my breath.
-Kaleb Nation, Harken (pg 78).
St. Lita’s Church is not real. But St. RITA’s Church is. And it’s in San Diego. I imagined the church looking something like this.
Every Rose Has It’s Thorn by Poison
She started with chords again and Thad picked up on it, singing a hoarse rendition of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” from Poison. I knew that band well because my mom still had an old record of theirs, and sometimes on weekends she’d break it out.
– Kaleb Nation, Harken (pg 196)
I wasn’t familiar with this song, so I looked it up. I kinda like it. :) The guitar is really cool.
A Shelby GT500. The most glorious car the world had ever been graced with; the car no road deserved to feel trample its gravel. My BMW would have melted in jealousy at the sight. Its wheels were the blackest of black, windows tinted, the sweeping red angles of the hood and side and door like a carefully crafted ship. The silver cobra on its front whispered seductively at my heart. If I’d had my camera, I could have photographed its two front lights, and likely would have been able to read nothing but eternal bliss behind their pupils.
-Kaleb Nation, Harken (pg 170)
Well my analysis is that it’s red and shiny, but I approve of red and shiny :)
So this is an epic poem that tells the history of the world until Julius Caesar. Apparently its THE book of Greek Mythology and it sounds really interesting. I kind of want to read it now…
The most-read of all classical works during the Middle Ages, the Metamorphoses continues to exert a profound influence on Western culture. It also remains the favourite work of reference for Greek myth upon which Ovid based these tales, albeit often with stylistic adaptations.
This cohesive collection of stories from Greek and Roman mythology recounts tales of recorded transformations. Comprised of over fifty stories, it chronicles the legends of King Midas, Daedalus, Icarus, Hercules, and the Trojan War, making this the definitive work of classical mythology.