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The Seventh Day

Andy Malone

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (2 Reviews)
Book Details

Publisher : Dark Nebula Publishing

Published : 2014

Copyright : Andy Malone 2014

ISBN-10 : PB 0-9930202-0-8
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-9930202-0-9

Publisher's Write-Up

The Seventh Day is an atmospheric and tense science fiction thriller by Andy Malone. From a small eighteenth century Scottish village, comes the story of an ordinary man who makes a discovery so shocking that it will change the very foundation of life on Earth. Dougie Allan, a local silver miner, accidentally unearths a terrifying secret and is catapulted 300 years through time. Arriving in the modern world, amidst a backdrop of catastrophic natural disasters, Dougie must forge new alliances if he is to battle his unfolding nightmare. Befriending a local man, Tom Duncan, and a feisty reporter, Kate Harding, they soon find themselves entangled with the authorities in a deadly race against time. However, they are not the only group interested in the mysterious goings on. As a conspiracy unfolds, the trio now find themselves pursued by a ruthless assassin. One who seems determined to stop at nothing to protect a secret so shocking that it lies at the very heart of world power itself. As humanity teeters on the brink of disaster and with time running out, Dougie must convince the authorities that a force of unimaginable power is preparing for Armageddon.

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Review by Thirza (300415) Rating (9/10)
Review by Nigel (310315) Rating (8/10)

Review by Thirza
Rating 9/10
This is a must read for people who enjoy both science-fiction and (historical) mysteries.

The locations and characters are well described and give enough information to make them come alive in your imagination, without wanting to make you skip parts of paragraphs.

The scene-changes are cleverly balanced between chapters and while you're being immerged in the story you will start to feel the extent of what's going on without being able to get a grip on it completely. In a positive way though, because it makes you want to read on and on.

This is not your typical 'Hollywood-storyline'. It touches subjects that have been touched before throughout the science-fiction genre over the years, though this story approaches them in a different and refreshing way. It combines historical facts, mysteries, science-fiction and a surprising plot with a very pleasant and accessible reading style.

Eagerly awaiting more of this!
Thirza (30th April 2015)

Review by Nigel
Rating 8/10
If you are a fan of techno thrillers you won’t go far wrong with The Seventh Day.

When Dougie Allan is transported 300 years into the future he finds himself caught up in a globe spanning conspiracy while trying to avert the end of the world. The Keepers, seven aliens that have watched over the earth’s development, have decided that humanity can no longer be trusted with the future of the planet and therefore must be removed to allow another less violent species to rise to dominance. However, disagreement between the Keepers has caused events to spiral out of control and Dougie has only days to get to the truth and prevent the coming apocalypse. Pursued by a ruthless hitman, plagued by visions and nightmares, lost in a future world going mad, Dougie is led by events and the inscrutable whim of the Keepers to a final showdown in Iceland.

I really enjoyed the story and loved the characters; from the President of the United States to Tom Duncan, the unpretentious father and husband Dougie befriends at the outset, everyone is well rounded and likeable… and not always who they appear to be. While perhaps not as polished as a ‘mainstream’ novel The Seventh Day is a fast paced techno thriller with plenty of twists and turns reminiscent of Michael Crichton or Stel Pavlou. Highly entertaining and well worth your time, recommended.
Nigel (31st March 2015)

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