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'Stand-To': The 2015, Map Illustrated Edition. (Armageddon's Song) Kindle Edition
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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.
Facebook AUTHOR PAGE https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andy-Farman/519751034750615?fref=ts
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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 !
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.
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
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
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.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good yarn, well written. You never know what is round the corner. Looking forward to the rest of the series.Published 1 day ago by Richard
Takes Hackett's book much farther and deeper, conceptually, strategically and tactically. Enthralling read with enough character development and intrigue to make the combat all the... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Hayden
I flip flopped over the rating for this one, either two or three stars...
In the end I went for three. Read more
My head is still dizzy from taking in the great many acronyms that are much loved by military types! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bingo Little
The story is adequate (just) if poorly written but my biggest complaint is that, while the book is filled with some great technical description of a vast array of "land"... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ian Henshall
Great series but only one complaint and that is the map reproduction in a Kindle is too small. Found it difficult to read the maps. Otherwise great series.Published 4 months ago by Frank
A brilliant book, completely immersive so much so I sometimes wondered why it was not on the news!! A spy story, military strategy and the technology explained. Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. Stokes
Its alright. But couldn't get my head round why the Russians were kicking off and his characterisation of the East Europeans was way offPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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