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Daily Deals: Against the Light and High Flyer Jetpack Tests

Against the Light

Today only you can get “Against the Light” written by Dave Duncan just for $0.99. It is a great discount as yesterday the price was  $4.99

The Hierarchy, high priests of the religious order the Light, has installed King Ethan as the monarchical figurehead, ruling both the magical kingdom of Albi and its predominant religion. Scattered throughout the land, worshippers in the old ways of the Earth Mother are persecuted as heretics. And when young missionary student Rollo Woodbridge returns home to Albi, he is immediately arrested for heresy and treason, setting off a chain of events that plunges the land into utter chaos.

The Hierarchy has more treacherous motives, however, and when Rollo is rescued from jail, his family’s home is destroyed—but Rollo and his siblings are left alive. While Rollo tries diplomacy to end the religious and political conflict, his brother and sister swear vengeance. With the hours to deliverance counting down and their lives hanging in the balance, they must decide whether to stay and fight or leave Albi forever in the suspenseful, action-packed Against the Light.

Some words about the Author

Dave Duncan is a prolific writer of fantasy and science fiction, best known for his fantasy series, particularly The Seventh Sword, A Man of His Word, and The King’s Blades. He and his wife Janet, his in-house editor and partner for over fifty years, live in Victoria, British Columbia. They have three children and four grandchildren.

High Flyer Jetpack Tests

 

Also Amazon offer to download High Flyer Jetpack Tests for free, but only today.

Jetpack Jamboree

Take flight in the dangerous skies of Machine City as you help young rocketeer Arreon perfect his jetpack prototype. High Flyer Jetpack Tests brings the dream of personal flight to your smartphone and tablet. Strap on your jetpack and take flight in this 3-D aerial adventure.

The jetpack tests takes place 16 years after the Thundering. This great cataclysm destroyed the world as we know it, and Earth’s survivors now live on the floating city of Caen. The Earth has changed, but that doesn’t stop Arreon from fulfilling his dream of exploring the skies.

The Ultimate Test Pilot

Arreon is testing out a series of jetpack designs, and you’re the lucky test pilot. You will roll, dive, and dodge your way through dangerous obstacles in order to safely land on the floating islands in the sky. Along the way, you must snag valuable resources.

Fly Like an Eagle

You’ll fly up to speeds of 300 MPH, acquire awesome Boost and Speed rings, and zoom through a Warp Tunnel. Earn extended jetpack activation zones, and negotiate your way through gas clouds and other hair-raising obstacles. High Flyer Jetpack Tests is not for the faint of heart.

Take on 35 unique mini-games in a series of challenging environments. High Flyer Jetpack Tests includes a hands-on tutorial, full calibration and control settings, story trailer, and a sweeping musical score befitting an airborne epic. Who needs the airlines when you have your own personal jetpack?

High Flyer Jetpack Tests is 69 MB. Please note you must a Wi-Fi connection to download this app.

Kindle Touch 5.0.3 Update Available for Automatic Download

Just wanted to let you know that you should be able to download the latest update: 5.0.3, for the Kindle Touch via Wi-Fi.

Here’s how to do it:

While in your Kindle Touch’s home screen, tap “Menu”, then “Settings.”

Once you are on the Settings page, tap “Menu” again, and go to “Update Your Kindle”.

Your Kindle will take it from there.  Just make sure that it remains turned on so that the update can be fully implemented.  The whole process only takes a couple of minutes.

Prior to the update, my Kindle was running really slow.  I had a difficult time trying to get to the different menu options.  There have been reports of page turn lagging slow navigation to the home screen.  Now that the update is complete, it does seem to run faster.  The real verdict will come once I get the chance to use it for a longer period of time.

Overall, this update is minor but it makes some much needed adjustments that will make your navigation and reading experience better.  Generally speaking, it is always good to keep the software up to date for top performance and security.

Suggestions for future updates.

Eliminate the shadowing that appears when transitioning between pages and the home screen.

Provide clearer navigation commands.  Sometimes I try to move to the next page in my list of books on the home screen, and it clicks into the book itself.

Lastly, page turns for lefties.  That is the one thing I miss about my older generation Kindle.  It had page turn buttons on both sides.