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    Mr. Jason P. Crawford(Author)

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Samuel Buckland is a young man who has it all and is planning for the future. Gregory Caitlin is a businessman and politician. He has designs to bring hope back to a world in need...and he'll be damned if anyone gets in his way!When the two cross paths, even the angels tremble.An ancient magic has been rediscovered. Sam must overcome his lack of faith and accept his destiny, or the world he knows will suffer the consequences..A skeptic who must harness the powers of demons and genies. A zealot who has begun to walk a darker path. Bound together by a stolen secret.Can any of them escape the Chains of Prophecy?

Jason Patrick Crawford is a father of three rambunctious boys and has been happily married for almost 10 years. He first cut his literary “chops” as a storyteller in various roleplaying games, ranging from Dungeons and Dragons to the White Wolf system and Nobilis. Jason hails from Louisiana but has traveled many places - first as an ‘army brat’ and then while serving as a linguist in the United States Army for six years. He now teaches high school chemistry, biology and physics in the California desert.While Jason Patrick Crawford wears many hats well, he has found his calling and his passion in writing novels.

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  • By D. L. J. Kite on 23 November 2016

    Great read from an Author I've not had the pleasure to read before. I love the storyline and characters in the novel, you could feel the tension and visualize the action as it happens. I like to believe in the Almighty and the goodness of decent Human Beings, if this is the case, then you have to believe in the other side of the coin. Which strikes a precarious balance in all things. Fab

  • By Paul Reilly on 28 March 2017

    Just loved it, Oscar Wilde said "the truth is seldom pure and never simple", (The Importance of being Ernest) well he was wrong ! , I loved this, Pure and Simple !

  • By The Wishing Shelf Awards on 4 November 2014

    This book was recently entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:FEEDBACKAuthor: Jason P CrawfordTitle: Chains of ProphecyCOVER: 8/10In general, the readers thought the cover was excellent. They liked the fantasy/gothic feel to it and the imaginative lettering. They also thought the blurb was well written and enticing.CONTENT 7/10The readers enjoyed many aspects of this story. They liked the central premise: an average guy battling evil. And they liked the two central characters. The readers felt they were well-rounded and interesting to follow and the rivalry between them often electric. Most of the readers were drawn quickly into the story and many of them enjoyed the strong religious feel to it.However, a few of the readers felt the religious element of the story was a little too strong and over-bearing. Also, a number of the readers felt the plot: an average guy battling evil in the form of a super rich politician was not original. One reader (man, aged 54) put in his feedback, ‘Why is it the evil fellow is always super rich and successful? It’s sort of annoying. I understand this book has a strong religious undertone and, I guess, the antagonist had to be rich to fulfill the ‘eye of the needle’ mentality of Christian worship, but it still felt forced and unoriginal. I guess everybody in the Vatican with all the priceless artwork hidden in the vaults also won’t be fitting through the tiny eye of that needle.’Many of the readers commented on the speech in the story. They felt the author handled it well and introduced a strong element of humour, particularly for Sam.EDITING 7/10Generally, the readers thought the editing was good. There were a few errors in the text and the odd sentence was clumsy but, other than that, they spotted no huge problems with spelling, punctuation or grammar.STYLE 7/10The readers liked the style of writing. They liked the complex plot the author created and the way he developed the characters in the story. A few of the readers felt the author had a tendency to gloss over the lesser characters making them feel very two-dimensional and unimportant. One reader (woman, aged 62) put in her feedback, ‘This is a well written story. The author works well with description and speech and has produced a well thought out ‘angels Vs demons’ thriller. If you enjoyed the film, Constantine, you will probably enjoy this.’TO SUM UP 29/40STATSOf the 18 readers:16 loved the cover.15 would like to read a sequel.10 felt the best part of the book was the clever plot.4 felt the best part of the book was the rivalry between the two central characters.3 felt the religious element was too strong and would put off many readers.‘A powerful story of good battling evil. Highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Awards

  • By Saminess on 13 May 2015

    Newman kindly gifted me a copy of this book in return for a honest review. Let me start by saying this is not a book that would usually catch my eye to read as I'm usually a very girly reader. However, Chains of Prophecy was very Angels & Demons-esque, which is always a good thing.The story is told focusing on two main characters Sam Buckland and Gregory Caitlin. Sam is a young man whose world begins to fall apart when curiosity kills the cat and he cannot stop himself from prying into accountancy files at work belonging to Mr. Caitlin, and soon gets sacked for that very reason. On the other hand, Gregory Caitlin is a business man at the pinnacle of his career and looking to start a political career, but, he has a secret to his success, inside information which has helped him get to where he is and Sam is determined to find out what it is.Crawford delves into a mystical world of angels, demons and genies with what I took to be a religious twist (however, I have been informed it's actually based on mythology I'm just not clued up on that), when Sam comes to inherit a magical book of transcript and spells.There were many twists I thoroughly enjoyed throughout the book, one in particular being that Satan and the devil were two separate beings, Lucifer the devil the angel who fell from heaven, and Satan an angel used to tempt individuals to prove their worth. However, I did find myself sometimes getting lost in the action not quite keeping up with the pace feeling like it was a little disjointed.That being said, there is something in this book for almost everybody (just no romance for us fairytale princess delusionists), lots of fire, death, mystery and fantasy.Overall, I must say I enjoyed the book; being somebody that loves a good book cover though I wish that had a little more life but hey you can't have everything! If you have the chance definitely have a delve into this book!To read more of my reviews check out my blog www.littlebookworm.com

  • By Ivegottoomanybooks on 6 February 2015

    This book was recommended to me on Goodreads and Wow, I can't quite put my finger on exactly what it was, but this book was amazing. I loved Samuel, the story was utterly enthralling and it was very well written. I just couldn't put it down; Jason p. Crawford is an author I will definitely keep an eye on!

  • By Fiona Gillon on 14 May 2015

    This book grabbed me very easily as the genre is right up my street. I finished Chains of Prophecy and immediately started Bonds of Fate. I needed to know what happened next, I reckon that must mean I like it!

  • By Jim, YA Author on 16 March 2014

    I liked the idea of an everyday 9-5 Joe getting sucked into a battle between good & evil. It was interesting to see religious themes put into kind of a fantasy structure. It felt like the stakes were really high & I was drawn right into the story, but didn't feel like there was a bunch of heavy-handed moralizing via religious messages going on. It was plain old good guys vs. bad guys, and a regular guy thrown into the middle.At times some of the supporting characters felt a little flat & I felt like I had so slow down in the middle to keep a couple of the plot-layers straight, but those are small comments about what I think is a really nice effort.

  • By GoldenJ on 30 March 2014

    Great take on the battle between Good and Evil and a refreshingly original storyline. Chains Of Prophecy was not only an entertaining read but it really got me thing as the characters and the story evolved. I am hoping there will be a follow up from author Jason P Crawford.


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