Review by ems2 -- Seer by Larry Austin

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Review by ems2 -- Seer by Larry Austin

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Seer" by Larry Austin.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Imagine seventy- five percent of the world's population annihilated by a human-made virus, and you are among the twenty-five percent left. What would you do? What would you need? What problems would be faced? These are some of the questions answered in Larry Austin's book Seer. Foreseeing the crisis, Michael plans for years to prepare for the future. This book is an epic tale of good and evil, life and death and man versus nature.

The setting for this book is a new- world, Eden. It is a place to start over and not make the same mistakes. Michael is almost a Christ-like figure in the story who watches over his flock and keeps them from danger. He provides homes, food, and comfort. Michael invited anyone who was willing to work, a place. When Michael faced untenable circumstances; he rises and conquers to spare his colony. He is not without pain. The consequences of his actions lay heavy on his heart and add a shadow to his soul. Like a true hero, he accepts the sacrifices and works away from the pain. It is with his strength and leadership that the settlement becomes a working reality.

Science Fiction can be inherently scary. After all, a pandemic is terrifying, but the day to day activities in this story quiet the fear. That is until the serpent slithers its way into the garden and wreaks havoc on its inhabitants. Even with a fresh start, the community has to contend with evil from without and within. It suggests that sin will be around forever and that is a scary thought. At the beginning of the book, a big company spreads malice by inventing plasteel, and as a result, it perpetuated a pandemic. This event, in turn, let loose bands of roving miscreants armed and ready for confrontation. Comfort is offered by God, Michael and by the friends and families in the community.

I give this book a 4 out of 4 stars. I think it is a well-written and thoughtful book. The cooperation demonstrated throughout the book was inspiring and a good blueprint through the political times confronting our country today. The world could use a little kindness and compassion. Good-will like the characters demonstrated is crucial to survival for our country as well as our planet.
Good job on an exciting novel!

Three stars did not seem adequate for the thought and editing that went into this novel. Neither did it seem to illustrate a good book because it was just better than that. I found the book to be an inspiring, cautionary tale that everyone should read.

This book was professionally edited.

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