February the Fifth by Derek HainesInsanely imaginative … intensely insightful  … just plain fun …

A young fool becomes king and quickly discovers he has some very nasty enemies. Particularly the ones who are shooting at him.

In a remarkable turn of events, a young man with a lot definitely not going for him, somehow manages to come to terms with a startling reality. He has to grow up. Being handicapped by not only having rather nasty acne and an odd eye impediment, he also has to suffer the fact that his name is February. Or at best, Feb to his very limited number of friends.

While not at all wishing to rush into this startling new reality, circumstances and a few elbow nudges from his very protective elder sister ensure that his ‘not at all wishing’ turns out to be a complete waste of time. Thrust totally and altogether unwillingly into a position of authority by early afternoon, February finds himself with a new appendage tacked on to the end his name.

The Fifth. The new and very authoritative part of his name.

Of course, as is the case in all such rapid and thrusting types of promotion to positions of power, there will be those who are not happy about it. In February’s case however, he finds that in fact these those amount to just about everyone apart from his three sisters.

Undaunted by this reality, Feb accepts his new responsibility and by early evening sets about getting himself into a real tangle. His only true achievement being that he discovers that quite a few of these those who weren’t so happy, are in fact really very upset about the whole Fifth appendage deal. By bedtime, he thinks he is in trouble.

Before lunchtime the next day, he is sure.

What Some Reviewers say about February The Fifth:

Delightfully quirky….
By Donna Carrick
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
…insanely imaginitive…intensely insightful…just plain fun.
Derek Haines employs all of his impressive writing skills in this fantastic tale of February, Supreme Potentate of the Twelve Sun System of Gloth.

I’m grateful to Amazon Kindle, which offers a platform for exciting authors like Haines to reach out to readers globally. Haines uses an elegant narrative style in this tale of February’s rise to Royalty. If you enjoy a strange and ecclectic story that is both beautifully crafted and “really out there”, you will love this e-book.

A Superb Tale!!!
By Brooke D.
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Author Derek Haines has truly outdone himself with this fabulous story of a very unlucky young man. This story was so well-written, it kept me on the edge of my seat and I absolutely could not put it down! I was always so excited to find out what new circumstance was around the corner. “February The Fifth – The First Glothic Tale” was a well-written and exciting book and I cannot wait for the next one in this entertaining comic series fiction adventure!!

Wacky, fun and imaginative
By K. Hedges  
This review is from: February The Fifth (The Glothic Tales) (Kindle Edition)
This was a comical tale with a new twist on every page almost. A very fast flowing action packed comic adventure. Once more the author has produced a character (as in February) who is a bit strange, nerd like and up to all sorts of uncomfortable circumstances. I am certain to seek out the second part of the trilogy (HAL) so I can continue to discover if February can handle his responsibility.

Derek Haines’ imagination runs riot in this first part and yet manages to make the reader feel endeared towards the characters, even the three sisters, who are less than pleasant at times but otherwise a needy reminder to February’s responsibilities and guidance.

February The Fifth by Derek Haines
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4 thoughts on “February The Fifth by Derek Haines

  • 05/02/2012 at 8:37 pm
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    Hi Derek,

    Congrats on the anniversary of your book and happy birthday!

    I’m in the throes of launching my first book, and I was wondering if you would help me get my head out of the mist a bit.

    I see you went with Createspace/Amazon, which I’m doing as well. Are you selling printed copies in the UK, and if so, who is your pod company? Are you using CS’s expanded distribution for the US or someone like Lightning Source?

    Sorry for the questions; I’m struggling to make sense of Lightning Source here in the UK and wondering if there is a better, easier way.

    Sabrynne McLain

    • 05/02/2012 at 9:22 pm
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      Hi Sabrynne!

      I use CS, and while I have been extremely happy with them, the UK is a problem. CS is an Amazon company but even through expanded distribution, it doesn’t necessarily make you book available on Amazon.co.uk. All the other Amazon sites yes, but UK is the odd man out for some reason.

      So much so, I have just about given up even bothering with any promotion for amazon.co.uk. My belief is that it is an independent franchise, but of course no one will admit to or confirm this.

      Well, the UK has British Rail! Seems to me Amazon UK works just as efficiently.

  • 06/02/2012 at 11:53 am
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    Hi Derek, Happy Birthday for yesterday. Hope you had a wonderful day. May the year ahead bring you everything you’ve ever wanted.

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