Read Sample Chapters from The Seventh Sun

NEW! Download the first 12 chapters of  The Seventh Sun or read them online immediately.  Just refer to the links at the bottom of the book article.

The Printed Word is Dead
The Printed Word is Dead

Ink and paper is dead.  Long live the e-book.  Dreaded by publishers and authors for a decade now, denial is inevitable.  But the printed book’s death rattle is obvious for those who are paying attention.

New Website Design is Live

The new official KentLester.com website is live.  Using Drupal & responsive theming, this site is "mobile-aware," viewable on any device, whether a tablet, computer, or smartphone.

Kindle Version of Contracting Now Available

The 4th edition of The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home now has a Kindle edition.  Contracting's full color format takes advantage of the Kindle Fire and iPad, allowing builders to access their copy while onsite.

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Whether you want to take on all the responsibility of contracting your home or simply want to intelligently communicate with your homebuilder, The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home can help you save 30% or more on the cost of home construction by teaching you the practical, day-to-day details of managing a construction project.

NEW! Download the first 12 chapters right now or read them online immediately.  Just refer to the links at the bottom of this article.

What They're Saying...

James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of The Eye of God: "Kent Lester's The Seventh Sun is a blockbuster in print.  Lester takes the best of Clive Cussler and Michael Crichton to carve out his own unique genre, one that left me breathless with awe.  Here is story told with exacting detail, with a ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity and immediacy, all wrapped in an exciting adventure that travels the globe at breakneck speeds.  This novel marks the debut of a stunning new talent.  I can't wait to see what this author writes next!"

Douglas Preston:As for The Seventh Sun, these chapters seriously piqued my interest. The characters are real, the science is convincing and disturbing, and the pacing is excellent. I really liked the ominous, looming sense of disaster.  Dan Clifford, the expert in scientific prediction, could be a great series character. I think you have a winner.  Please feel free to use my comments when your agent submits the book.

Jon Land:Kent Lester's The Seventh Sun races from one climax to another with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance.  Evoking the best of Michael Crichton, Lester has fashioned a cautionary, prescient yarn that challenges us with facts splendidly woven into a fictional landscape.  Simply stated, the best end-of-the-world thriller since Lucifer's Hammer and The Stand.

Robert J. Bruss, Chicago Tribune: "The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home is the ultimate guidebook for do-it-yourselfers. The outline style keeps it moving at a fast pace so it doesn’t get bogged down with boring details, yet the text is so complete it answers most of the reader’s questions. On my scale of 1 to 10, this rates a solid 10.

Bill Demo, Library Journal:A workbook in the fullest sense, The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home goes well beyond the crash courses in home building and words of encouragement of similar books.  An exhaustive work, recommended for public libraries serving knowledgeable amateur builders.