Jabin

Jabin In the space colony of New Wales the pirate attacks are both relentless and mercilessHaving lost both his parents Jabin has been adopted by his austere and spiteful uncle and aunt who live in the sp

  • Title: Jabin
  • Author: Bev Allen
  • ISBN: B00UJVMDW8
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In the space colony of New Wales, the pirate attacks are both relentless and mercilessHaving lost both his parents, Jabin has been adopted by his austere and spiteful uncle and aunt who live in the space colony of New Wales which is riven with religious and political rivalry, and prey to the vicious maraudings of pirates whose cruelty and greed are beyond all imagination.WIn the space colony of New Wales, the pirate attacks are both relentless and mercilessHaving lost both his parents, Jabin has been adopted by his austere and spiteful uncle and aunt who live in the space colony of New Wales which is riven with religious and political rivalry, and prey to the vicious maraudings of pirates whose cruelty and greed are beyond all imagination.When Jabin volunteers to surrender himself to a pirate raiding party to save a friend, he does so believing that nothing can be worse than his current suffering.However, he is soon to discover that things can always get worse when the stakes are high, the rewards are vast and slave labour is there for the taking.When the King of New Wales is assassinated, the colony threatens to collapse into total anarchy, leaving the pirates free reign to mutilate, kill and profit as they will, but the forces of law and order sent out from Earth are getting ready to fight back, and Jabin could have a vital part to play in the ensuing war if he can only stay alive.

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  • Bev Allen

    I fell in love with my first soldier outside Buckingham Palace He was a Coldstream on guard and I was four.Later I fell in love with reading and writing and then with scific and tales of high adventure.Later still I married a military historian and he conducted me on guided lecture tours around many a battlefield and many a musuemDespite this, or maybe because of it, I never lost my love of all things military or of adventure stories Jabin is a result of all this.Other published work includes a short story in a SFX Pulp Fiction Anthology and a Dr Who story published by Big Finish.I like the challenge of short story writing, so my blog is stuffed with examples for anyone to read.

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  • Although this is YA, I enjoyed it. That probably makes me young, if not adult! Seriously, Jabin entirely surprised me. Although the main character (Jabin) is young, this is a tale told with depth and compassion. Some serious situations and concepts pepper Jabin’s life and it kept me enthralled from beginning to end. The poor kid gets shunted from pillar to post and feels entirely unworthy and despite that, he stands up and is counted. Set on another world, this is a sci-fi story told with huma [...]


  • OK, I have to declare an interest here. The author is a friend, and I have watched the development of her book with interest, but this is the first time I have read it through from start to finish.And it is very good indeed, excellent space opera with a touch of one of my long time favourite authors, Violet Needham (it's all right - most of you won't know of her - but look her up, she's worth knowing). But with the adventure and excitement there is a core of reality. Jabin's unhappiness is real. [...]


  • Do you know what this book needs? A sequel! Allen makes the story float perfect, her writing style is very good and you get to know what everyone are thinking. She writes formal, but also childish when we get's to Jabin's point of view. She has also put some funny parts in it and I laugh of how stupid some of the characters can be. There is a lot of characters, and sometimes I got confused, wondering who is who? She used last name, title and first name. And she introduced a lot of characters the [...]


  • This is a wonderfully written coming-of-age story, set in what I will call a sci-fi lite universe. Jabin, the main character is charming and sympathetic from page one. Bev does something fresh and different with her MC though, something both admirable and brave, she doesn't endow him with super powers, with above average guts or bravery, she doesn't make him Mensa clever or give him Herculean strength. What she did was set out to write a story that could be true, about a young teen that could li [...]


  • The young reader audience this book is aimed at will relish the pace and excitement of Jabin's adventures with the deliciously villainous Space Pirates. They will be rooting for the young hero from the start as he struggles to hold on to his own sense of what's right and what's wrong in a world that seems ranked against him. They won't notice that its the excellent quality of the writing that draws you effortlessly through the narrative and into Jabin's world. Older readers may realise that ther [...]


  • I'm sitting here filled with the warm glowing feeling that you only get after finishing a wonderful story. Jabin and the Space Pirates is a science-fiction tale about a 13 year old boy who is orphaned, then abused or neglected by all of his foster families, and finally enslaved by the nastiest of space pirates - a situation for which he volunteers in order to save another young boy, and figures life can't be any worse than what he's already experienced. The themes are mature and complex, and tee [...]


  • I think the name of this book led me to believe it would be a light-hearted science fiction adventure aimed at children. But, it was much darker and grittier than I expected and dealt with a number of very disturbing issues such as human trafficking, slavery, rape, greed, murder and extreme violence.Despite the very serious nature of the story, it was very well-written and had me turning page after page in breathless anticipation of what was to come next. And, much of that rapt attention had to [...]


  • I was going to start by saying this book has the wrong name, but I understand thats been sorted. The title makes it sound much younger than its target audience. Jabin (as I believe its been retitled, and is the name of the protagonist) deal with some very adult themes very early on in the story, in some cases surprisingly so for the apparent age of Jabin, the main character. They aren't out of context, but this is very definitely for 15+ readers.The story is focused around an unwanted boy who is [...]


  • terrific read, Bev Allen takes her characters into a different world and allows you to follow. Jabin is but a young boy that must grow up yet still keeps a tiny bit of innocence in the end. The book though only a story does have a lesson to be learned, that no matter what you go through if you look around life can be better and sooner or later something has to change. Though Jabin was not expecting it to and truly did not kknow what to do when it did, it was a heart felt situation that even the [...]


  • This is a tale about an unfortunate boy treated badly and never knew why. Jabin is an endearing character and I wanted to know what happened to him, an element I love in a book as it keeps me turning the pages to find out more. I hoped Jabin would be free from those who mistreated him and find the happy ending he deserves. This is why I had to keep reading. With other worlds, space pirates, royalty, armed forces and the kindness of one officer in particular, this book has it all. A well written [...]


  • Now here was a book well worth reading. Characters have personalities you can believe. Story moves quickly yet smoothly. One of best Science Fiction stories have read. Looking for an evening adventure this will more than please.



  • Published: June 1st, 2012Publisher: Taylor StreetPages: 294Rating: 3/5In the space colony of New Wales, the pirate attacks are both relentless and merciless.Having lost both his parents, Jabin has been adopted by his austere and spiteful uncle and aunt who live in the space colony of New Wales which is riven with religious and political rivalry, and prey to the vicious marauding of pirates whose cruelty and greed are beyond all imagination.When Jabin volunteers to surrender himself to a pirate r [...]


  • Originally posted on my blog:To be honest, when I read the first few pages I was thinking "WTF". This mostly came about by the way that we already see how Jabin is already too grown up at only a young age of 13. I would not expect any 13 year old that I know, to talk like that. At that point from reading that I thought about if I wanted to stop this novel and mark it as "DNF," but I kept on to see what else the book had in store to bring this book back up.Quickly we learn about Jabin and his pas [...]


  • I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this book. From the cover alone, I didn't expect much (it's not something I would pick up in a bookstore). The title suggested more middle-grade but I found the novel to be well suited for YA readers, even adult. There's plenty of action, and the world-building is well done, enough that I fell into the story.While the world itself was interesting, I found the story dull at times. It shifted back and forth between exciting and dragging. Sometimes I wanted t [...]


  • So I really enjoyed the first half of this book. Bev Allen is spot on at times with her characterisations and rather dramatic / disturbing descriptions that some of her characters go through. I think this author has a lot going for her, and I did enjoy this book - until the middle, where I felt it should have ended as a neat, creative novella all that came after this point was just well to me, boring and unnecessary. Some of the male characters started all sounding same-same in the way they spok [...]


  • I read this book a long time ago when it was just in manuscript form. I loved it then and I love it now when I have it in treasured paperback form. I dither whether to give it 5 stars or 4. 5 because it is a great story, but there are too many errors. I become very involved when I read a good story, and so when I come across, for instance, someone armed with a 'billy?' or a sentence that makes no sense, I find it very jarring. I'm sure when I read it before, there were not so many errors. The pa [...]


  • The story of Jabin is not a happy one.He is a child so accustomed to abuse and the harsh side of life that happiness was something that never seemed within reach.I love a story that makes you feel everything the main character is feeling and Bev Allen delivered wholeheartedly with this story.I found my eyes tearing up several times but also my heart swelled with love and pride for this brave boy who even though has never had anyone care for him, managed to put others first with a protectiveness [...]


  • Very well written and addictive. The other half and I both read it to the finish once we started and that included carrying it around. We were lucky enough to be Alpha readers for it. The content focuses on Jabin who is in the position of many children. Unwanted, unloved but not hardened. His large generous heart looks for the good in most and tries to make the best of his world. He could be any child at any time in a world with war and Religious restrictions. It isn't a read for those with deli [...]


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