Publisher: Valkyrie Spirit Publishing (30 July 2020)
Print Length: 262 pages
Genre: Military Action & Adventure
The BookViral Review:
A riveting combination of fact and ingenious narrative ability that throws surprises at the reader on a regular basis Ferdinand’s Gold proves a taut and exciting read with Charles leveraging his own experiences as a decorated Air Force veteran to good effect.
War and Military Action Fiction is an ever-popular genre but far too many novels come across as generic rehashes of older stories so it is always refreshing to come across something which is wholly original. Avoiding the traps of dull, dutiful heritage fiction Charles has a keen ear for dialogue which brings an exciting level of immediacy to his plot which is well-conceived and finely-tuned to the story he’s telling.
Fans of the genre know exactly what they want, and Charles, for his part, gives it to them. Not only serving up a fast-paced thriller but one laden with double-crossing and unexpected adversities. These alone are reasons to pick up a copy and begin reading but perhaps the most striking feature of this well-crafted novel is its convincing rendering of the compulsive, thoughtless nature of certain kinds of destructive behaviour.
This comes through most strongly with Dex and Gubler whilst Angel and Ernie are forced to square their moral circles as events begin to spiral beyond their control. And it’s this along with Charles’ energetic narration and clear attention to detail which makes Ferdinand’s Gold so authentically gripping.
Sure to be met with approval by fans of the War and Military Action genre, Ferdinand’s Gold is a must-read and is recommended without reservation!