This review may contain spoilers
Author: Simon Laffy
Title: Seed Of Satan
Genre: historical fiction, thriller, suspense, military, fiction, historical,
Where l got this book: somebody contacted my sister asking her to review this book but they asked her if she knew anybody else who reviewed books and she said send me two copies and l will pass one on to my sister.
I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review somebody on behalf of the author contacted my sister through her book reviewing blog.
First of all l would like to say a big thank you to Simon Laffy for sending me this book and giving me a chance to read it.
I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio even if you do not read books like this.
I normally do not read books of this genre but l stepped outside my comfort zone with authors and genres l am so glad l did because l have read so many great books and come across some great authors.
Reviews by other people:
Against the background of war torn and embittered Europe, seed of Satan runs a taut journey through 20th century history, detailing the role and rise of science as an agent of freedom and death. Laffy's prose runs at a high speed as we witness the characters come to grips with what this new power means, reaching a crucible of social and spiritual disquiet on the western
front. - Kailas Elmer, Trebuchet magazine.
Simon is a really natural storyteller, in that he makes you care about the characters and what happens to them. Like all excellent writers, he keeps you engrossed and when you have finished the book, the temptation is to start reading it all over again. A sure sign of quality. - Malcolm Dome, Journalist and Author.
Simon successfully blurs the lines between fact and fiction while keeping within the framework of historical accuracy at the same time making sure the reader is totally engaged. Well done, Simon. - Phil Collen, Rock Musician and Author.
Book Dedication: For Rita.
This book has 285 pages and 12 chapters in it.
Credits: The parable of the old man and the young, plus excerts from dulce et decorum est, strange meeting, arms and the boy and anthem for doomed youth. Written by Wilfred Owen as appearing in “Wilfred Own: the war poems” published by Chatto and windus, 1994 edited by Jon Stallworthy. With the kind assistance of Yvonne Morris of the Wilfred Own association.
Edited by Joy Hutchinson and Peter Barnacle.
Cover design by Ann Beedham.
Publicity by Neil Anderson media LTD.
Special thanks to: Betty, Danny, Cabby and Stevie Laffy, Ed Hutchinson, Phil and Helen Collen, Chris Epting, Reina James, Claudia Cavazos, Malcolm Dome, Kailas Elmer, William Warby and all my family and friends.
Synopsis: Some things should not be messed around with. Somewhere, fools are playing with fire sometimes, a slight mistake can tip the balance. Someone is about to kill us all. Deep in the heart of the Kaiser's reich, scientist's work desperately to produce a form of germ warfare that could provide the elusive breakthrough on the western front, thereby bringing ultimate victory to the central powers. One young englishman is willing to risk his all to try and prevent them from succeeding.
Review: I found this book really easy to get in to and hard to put down once l started reading it. I was sad to read that lady Amelia ambrose passed away giving birth to her twin boys William and Michael .It did not take me long to read this book. I can put in to words how great this book is l would tell people to read it for themselves to know how great it really is. I was sad to read that William's plane went down but glad he survived and the army asked Michael to go back to Germany as William to find out about the seed. It was horrible to read that Michael had to kill an innocent woman to keep his secret. I wish this book would not end. I was really very sad to finish reading this book. I was sad to read that loads of innocent people was dying due to a deadly virus called the seed. It killed any animal or human that breathed it in. I was very sad to read that Michael died at the hands of his brother who he once shared a womb with. If Michael had lived he could of saved all the people who breathed in the seed because he had the antidote serum. I was really sad that all the people who was working on the seed was killed in cold blood but not before Michael was given the antidote serum. Michael did not want to kill any more people. I wish Michael had survived l do not understand how a father can turn against one of his children. William and Michael's father sounds like he only wanted his beloved William and not Michael. I am glad Michael had his mother's family to love and support him. I do not understand how two brothers who once shared a womb could end up fighting against each other one for Germany and one for England. Fathers are suppose to love all his children the same I wish William and Michael's mother had survived their birth as things may have been different. I was glad that William did not kill his wife. It was really nice that she helped Michael. I wish Michael had got to marry Rachel. I just wish William treated his wife better so she did not have to turn to Michael to feel love. I was hooked on this book after reading the first page. When I was reading this book I would put some essential oils and put the lights on my humidifier and chill on my bed and listen to magic or something on TV or netflix. I also put my christmas lights on that are on my christmas tree. I sometimes light a candle when I was reading this book.
About the author: Simon Laffy was born at home in Hoxton, London. He started playing music at fourteen years old, inspired by his musician brother, Steve. He joined his first band at fifteen and was playing in London clubs (Dingwalls, the Embassy, Maunkberrys) before being old enough to be in them. Simon signed his first record deal (with glam rock band Girl) at twenty one years old and toured Europe, the far east and the UK. Subsequently he has played at most venues in Britain. Including Wembley arena, Hammersmith odeon, the marquee club and at the reading and phoenix festivals. His music career includes working as a producer, composer, arranger, performer, engineer, programmer, live mixer and DJ. He has played on fifteen albums and eighteen singles, as well as performing on countless studio sessions, TV and radio appearances, interviews, photo sessions and approximately two thousand gigs. Recently, Simon has formed a rock band, Man Raze, with his former girl bandmate Phil Collen from Def Leppard and Paul Cook from the sex pistols, began a dance album project called pearl avenue with Joel Parkes, the Canadian singer/songwriter, and started a remix production team called the manic mechanics. He has also formed two record companies, surrealist records and derrida records. Simon Laffy is the brother of Gerry Laffy.
About the Book: I really love the book cover on this book and the picture. I love that some of the writing is textures. The colours of the writing makes the writing stand out more.
Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars.
I wish l could rate this book more than five stars because it is worth more than the five stars I rated it.