J.J. Blacklocke

Science Fiction Author of THE TRADEPOINT SAGA: Refuge, Aftershock, and The Bereft

“Venna sets the stage for the captivating first book in The Tradepoint Saga series: Refuge by J.J. Blacklocke. I heartily recommend this short prequel. You’ll gain valuable insight into the main character, Gredin, and her people, the Vennans, while also glimpsing the remarkable world where they thrived.”

~ Craig S.

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what readers are saying:

 

“An enjoyable introduction to a new space-opera mythology. Our verdict: Get it.”

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“This is a book about heart, about truth, about bravery, about trust. This is a story about people, of all sorts, figuring out how to best proceed in challenge after challenge.  This is a story filled with small actions that have big consequences, with regular people who do their best, with difficult problems that have no simple solutions. REFUGE is a character-driven, emotion-heavy, high-stakes story full of creativity and discovery. It’s a treat from start to finish, rich with detail and generous with imagination.” – J Myers, Reviewer

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“JJ Blacklocke has created a deeply engaging universe that drew me in from the first page. Gredin is delightfully human, despite her home planet, and the world-building knocked me out. I love this story, this character, this universe, and I am waiting eagerly for the next installment. A stunner of a first book, and the flagship of a series I want to live in for years!”  – Stacey Filak, Author of YA Fantasy THE QUEEN UNDERNEATH.

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If you enjoy detailed immersion into alien worlds and close character study in scifi, you’ll like REFUGE… The theme underneath the story… speaks about how a diverse and varied universe interacts, for better and worse – there is clearly more to come as the series continues. Recommended if you enjoy character-driven political thrillers set in space. – Jonathan Nevair, Author

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A cast of diverse and unique individuals captures your attention with emotional endeavors, new and strange locales, and unfamiliar peoples. If you’re looking for a new sci-fi setting that shows you its wonders rather than just telling you about them, this is the book for you. If you’re interested in trading politics, new cultures fumbling to grasp their differences and similarities, and a cast of inquisitive new arrivals, this book has them all. – Bryan Culver Williams, Reviewer

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“There’s a confidence in Blacklocke’s writing that makes it easy to read without any nagging worries that Chekhov’s gun might not go off later. Gredin is a great main character with one heck of an arc!” – Brett Hiorns

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REFUGE is a wholly original vision. Its heroes are, in some ways, truly alien to us and yet its tale of innocent people unexpectedly becoming refugees is one that will resonate with anyone reading about the world today. I can’t wait to read the next one.” – Matt Bird, author of THE SECRETS OF STORY: Innovative Tips for Perfecting Your Fiction and Captivating Readers.

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“The world J.J. Blacklocke builds is rich and imaginative beyond what I expected… As an early reader, I’ve been intimately familiar with this book since before JJ’s agent started shopping it to publishers and I’ve believed from the beginning that this is a book that transcends its genre. It will be read and loved by people who normally don’t read sci-fi.” – Tory Hunter, Author/Freelance Editor

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“The variety of alien races in REFUGE is great – and some of them are real rascals!” – Suzanne Nesmith, beta reader

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“Gredin’s adventures intrigue me. If you think communicating with your own species is difficult, try it with ten others. Then see what you learn about yourself.” – R. Winship, Artist/Illustrator

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“When crafting a sci-fi world, characters are a key element, and this world has them. Combine that with political elements! And, well, yes please.” – Amber Lauver, Blogger Reviewer

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