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'Stand-To': The 2015, Map Illustrated Edition. (Armageddon's Song) Kindle Edition

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About the Author

About the author Andy Farman was born in Cheshire, England in 1956 into a close family of servicemen and servicewomen who at that time were serving or who had served in the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and British Army. As a 'Pad brat' he was brought up on whichever RAF base his Father was posted to. He joined the British Army as an Infantry Junior Leader in 1972 at the tender age of 15, serving in the Coldstream Guards on ceremonial duties at the Royal Palaces, flying the flag in Africa, and on operations in both Ulster and on the UK mainland. In 1981 Andy swapped his green suit for a blue one with the Metropolitan Police. With volunteer reservist service in both the Wessex Regiment and 253 Provost Company, Royal Military Police (V) he spent twenty four years in front line policing, both in uniform and plain clothes. The final six years as a police officer were served in a London inner city borough and wearing two hats, those of an operation planner, and liaison officer with the television and film industry. His first literary work to be published was that of a poem about life as a soldier in Ulster, sold with all rights to a now defunct writers monthly in Dublin for the princely sum of £11 (less the price of the stamp on the envelope that the cheque arrived in.) The 'Armageddon's Song' trilogy began as a mental exercise to pass the mornings whilst engaged on a surveillance operation on a drug dealer who never got out of bed until the mid-afternoon. Volume 1 ‘Stand-To’ and Volume 2 ‘Advance to Contact’ are already available on Kindle in both the original and abridged editions for -18’s

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2852 KB
  • Print Length: 477 pages
  • Publisher: Andy Farman; 3 edition (8 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DDYOV14
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 102 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #81,362 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Andy Farman has written two UK #1 best sellers since May 2013 when he published his first book, 'Stand-To'. The books are now upon the shelves of Ministry of Defence libraries, on land and at sea.

He joined the British Army as an Infantry Junior Leader in 1972 at the tender age of 15, serving in the Coldstream Guards on ceremonial duties at the Royal Palaces, flying the flag in Africa, and on operations in both Ulster and on the UK mainland.

In 1981 Andy swapped his green suit for a blue one with the Metropolitan Police, spending twenty four years in front line policing, both in uniform and plain clothes. The final six years as a police officer were served in a London inner city borough and wearing two hats, those of an operation planner, and liaison officer with the television and film industry.

His first literary work to be published was that of a poem about life as a soldier in Ulster, sold with all rights to a now defunct writers monthly in Dublin for the princely sum of £11 (less the price of the stamp on the envelope that the cheque arrived in.)

The Armageddon's Song series and 'Of Demons and Blue Moons' are now available in hardback, paperback and Kindle.

Ongoing projects are 'Shaw, Lt - USMC', a prequel, and 'Of Demons and Blue Moons 2' another illustrated, swords and sorcery, tale.


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Something we never had, and i am glad.
Written by an ex squaddie, the story covers the hideous reality of world war three in an all too real scenario.
I won't ruin the story but the characters are people like you and I, who joined the forces for work and now find themselves at the sharp end, with real human feelings, failings and successes.
I was gutted when the book ended but also pleased when it was announced this is only book one in a trilogy.
Hurry up and release number two !
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I would recommend Armageddon's Song - a terrific read by a great story teller, with very interesting characters. It's credible and frightening - the author's own experience makes it shine. Looking forward to the next part comingARMAGEDDON'S SONG 'Stand - To' out!
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I enjoyed reading this story- it's quite gripping once you get into it. The plot is fairly intricate, with may characters featuring throughout. There is a fair amount of technical detail, and the action comes thick and fast.

The serious downside is the awful spelling, grammar, punctuation and just bad writing. This makes it a far less enjoyable read than it should/could be. With the services of a good copy editor, it would be an excellent book.
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I chose this book for several reason. one I read a very old draft about ten years ago and was disappointed that I couldn't read it all as I was hooked from the first paragraph.
Secondly I like the subject matter, in a nut shell world war three and lastly out of loyalty to an around good chap.
I'm not a great Novel reader only having read a hand full of Tom Clancy and Thomas Harris in the past. One things for sure Andy has a real knack. His style is fluid,fast paced and exciting.
The story is gripping telling the tale of rejuvenated Soviet lust for power coupled with a fragile alliance with China. The Novel keeps a good balance behind back story and fast paced battle action. There are many settings from white house situation rooms with high ranking officials to a Fox hole with two privates fighting a real time struggle for survival. All the characters are fully explained and rounded, if they don't have a part to play they don't have a page devoted to them.
Now I'm a Military geek of the highest order and I can say bar the one error in sukhoi engine manufacturer (sorry mate) the book is meticulously researched. Not in Clancy style of jargon for the sake of it but nicely explained for the not so geeky amongst us. The story as I said tells of the first week or so in an all out global race for power triggered by an audacious Soviet nuclear plan coupled with an alliance with China, presumably to split the spoils. The action is split between European and Pacific theatres but is easy to follow and charts not just one character but more the unfolding events. There are reoccurring characters that pop up all g the way that tie the different events
together .
Without giving away the story I was completely absorbed by it and will be looking forward to r ed adding the next instalment

Well done andy
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I was attracted by the title first off and I was not dissappointed with the book. Although this is an alternative history it reads as if from the authors experience which I found a very interesting 'take' on an alternative history novel. It was good to get the story from the infantryman's viewpoint (nice to see the British Army get a storyline for a change) But it also shifts nicely to take in other theaters across the world, and the 'global view' and does not dawdle too long with the one viewpoint. I could not put this one down and immediately went on and purchased the 2nd novel to follow the story. Hooked!
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Totally great piece of escapism, I don't really care if the battle scenes are accurate, that's not why I read fiction, if I wanted accuracy I would read history.
The author stated in his spiel that naval and air combat scenes are probably not as accurate as the infantry battle scenes, in my opinion it was all excellent, he paints really good pictures of the battles, and I enjoyed them very much.
I must admit I had a bit of a chuckle when he tried to describe Svetlanas stud as "down there", but it is a truly absorbing and well thought out piece of work.
Highly recommended if you don't take things too seriously after all it didn't actually happen, not yet, anyway.
The author doesn't seem to like politicians very much, this is quite obvious by the way he writes, I can't say I blame him too much.
It is all put together really well with good good guys and bad bad guys and it is nice to find that some of the good guys get killed sometimes, even the ones the reader has got attached to.
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I am half way through the third novel of the series and I am starting to slow down turning the pages because after this saga I am not sure what to pick up next... I am loving the story, the realism of the settings, the fast pace and different scenarios. I am also enjoying the characters even if I learned not to get too attached to them because frequently they don't last long... you never know who is going to be left alive after the next artillery barrage, submarine attack or dogfight. This is one of the positive aspect of this story, there are no superman or women, surviving after every fight, just credible soldiers, pilots and navy personnel with their fears, bravery and weakness and this is quite refreshing compared to some books where somehow the main characters land always on their feet and the enemies are a bunch of buffoons.
If you liked great book as Tom Clancy's (RiP) Red Storm Rising; Larry Bond's Red Phoenix and Vortex; Ralph Peters's Red Army or finally Chieftains by Bob Forrest-Webb then you MUST get stuck in this series.
In order to keep this review real (sorry Andy) some minor glitches, sometimes the descriptions of some of the hardware has some imperfections, one example I was reading a spectacular air battle last night when a group of Spanish F/A 18 Falcons... went in action. Ok I am a geek so probably the majority of readers won't spot the mistake, and trust me small things like this do not spoil the enjoyment of the great story. I am looking forward to book 4!
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