The works of Scrambler J. are of the type that many skip over, due to size, subject
matter (Science Fiction/Fantasy) and violence in some of the stories. Many readers at this
site prefer the more traditional TG themes, and that's fine, a person's taste is his or
hers alone and shouldn't be questioned by others. I will not do that here, either, but
would like to take time and let you know that if you haven't read any of these stories you
are missing out on some truly good ones.
In "A Hunter's Tale", set in a universe called Nightwalkers, the writer
introduces you to a great many mythical creatures of horror and fantasy who not only walk
around in his world, but have a great deal of impact on that world. The hunter of the tale
is a specially gifted and trained human(?) who hunts down these evil creatures and works
to keep Humanity safe from their evil influences.
If you like stories with vampires, zombies, werewolves, demons, and dragons, this one
is for you. Briefly, the hero is caught in an ambush and captured by an evil dragon who
transforms him into a woman to become one of his wives and bear hybrid dragon/human
offspring. It is a complex story with good pacing and continuity, reads well, and does
keep a reader's interest.
Now for the spoilers on that one. It is a very violent story, with use of firearms and
other weapons very prevalent throughout. If you have a weak stomach or delicate
sensibilities regarding what you read, this one is definitely not for you.
"On Board the Raven" is a different matter entirely. The story is multi-part,
which tends to be a turn off for many, but is well written, nicely paced, and has none of
the violence "Hunter's Tale" does. This one is purely science fiction with some
very nice little twists added for spice. The protagonist is young academy graduate looing
forward to his first shipboard assignment. A practical joke played on him by some friends
that involves a body suit that he can't get off, and a definitely female appearance as a
result is the premise of the tale.
The main character has to board his new ship as a female, thanks to the joke, then
things beggin to get out of hand. Poeple who should have known what was going on and be
aboard to help him out of his difficulties aren't, the ship is crewed by all females with
a very fierce captain who insists on proper dress codes being observed by crew members.
One thing leads to another in a piling up of errors and misunderstandings until the hero
has been actually made to appear female without the body suit. I'm sure you can take it
Both stories are entertaining reads, and as stated before, well enough paced and
thought out to hold a reader's interest. Language could be a problem for some in "A
Hunter's Tale", but I would recommend these stories to those of you who enjoy a good
tear through both SF and Fantasy related TG stories.