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** My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book and for inviting me to take part in the blog tour **



Will Starling has been drafted into the SOE, joining forces with the French Resistance, but his memory is fractured and only occasional flashbacks reveal fragments of his past.

When his mission is compromised, Will suspects that he’s been betrayed. Back in London
he hears that VIPER are developing a deadly weapon. As he and MI5 agent Anna Wilder
set out to destroy it, their every move is anticipated by their enemies.

While Will fights to prevent genocide, his sister, Rose, has become the key to VIPER’s
future plans and is drugged to dull her kinetic powers. But Rose faces danger from an unexpected enemy and her time is running out.

My Thoughts:

Sleeper: The Red Storm is the second book in the series written by JD Fennell and features the young hero Will Starling.
Time has moved on from the first book, Will is now eighteen years old, and slightly wiser than he was when he first encountered VIPER, an organisation pursuing evil. Will is joined by Anna Wilder, a colleague from MI5 as they travel throughout Europe in search of answers. And if this wasn’t dangerous enough, it’s Europe in 1943, the Second World War is underway. Suddenly one enemy force becomes many, and the reach of both is unimaginable.

Continuing from the first book of the series is Will’s mission to find his sister Rose, her story is one of intrigue and sadness. The circumstances of her captivity are interesting and the way that Fennell writes her tale makes it come alive so vividly. The characters around her hold an equal amount of fear and fascination towards her abilities, none of them knowing the full extent of her capabilities but not wanting to be on the receiving end of it.

I really do think that these books need to be read in order so that readers will be able to understand the timelines and the connections between events and characters. Whilst previous events are mentioned in this book, they are coloured by Will’s thoughts and recollections, which gives followers of the series added detail and something to think over.

This second book is a fantastic instalment in the series, and I think that it will thrill fans. Characters are well created and feel so realistic, there are ones who really get under your skin and give you goosebumps! The depth of detail in the writing makes this an enjoyable and riveting read. I found this a fast paced read, one that I flew through in a matter of hours, not wanting to put it down and desperate to see what would happen next.

Now the impatient wait for the next book!


About the Author:

J.D. Fennell was born in Belfast at the start of the Troubles, and began writing stories at a young age to help understand the madness unfolding around him.

A lover of reading, he devoured a diverse range of books – his early influences include Fleming, Tolkien, Shakespeare and the Brontës.

He left Belfast at the age of nineteen and worked as a chef, bartender, waiter and later began a career in writing for the software industry.

These days he divides his time between Brighton and London, where he lives with his partner and their two dogs.

J.D.’s debut, Sleeper, was published by The Dome Press in April 2017. The second book in the Sleeper Series ,The Red Storm,was published in May 2018 and has just been released in paperback with The Dome Press.

Website https://www.sleeperbook.com/

Twitter @jd_fennell 

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