- Paperback: 175 pages
- Publisher: Quignog; First edition (15 December 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9789387004016
- ISBN-13: 978-9387004016
- ASIN: 9387004015
- Package Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 1.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,75,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Survival Sandstorm: The Journey that Changed the Course of World War II (Quignog Books) Paperback – 2 Jan 2018
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About the Author
Mehul’s imagination belies his tender age of fourteen years. His heroes are Geronimo Stilton, J K Rowling and George R. R. Martin and he inhabits their worlds. He comes out of them only to create his own. His love for Mun, developing computer programs and cricket are his only distractions.
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Survival Sandstorm is of the best historical fiction that I have read in a while. The author of this book Mehul, at the age of fourteen has written this masterpiece. I just can't wait to read more of his work.
The writing style is very different. Every chapter is written in first person narration but each chapter has a different character as the first person. The book grabs your attention from the very first page. The facts are very well researched and the plot is very interesting.
The story is about a Soviet Air Force Pilot Ivsker Vodkech, whose mission is to deliver 3 hostages from Nazi Germany to the allies. This mission, these hostages can change the course of the World War II if they reach their destination.
But now, here's the twist. The plane crashes in middle of the Sahara desert. Will Ivsker be able to complete his mission? Will he survive the desert and the enemies?
You must read the book to get your answers. .
Definitely recommended to all the readers who love historical fiction. .
The main character of this story is Ivsker Vodkech, a Soviet pilot in his late 20's or early 30's. He is the youngest fighter pilot in Soviet history and a patriotic. He survives two plane crashes, and now he goes on a next deadliest and most important quest.
Ivsker Vodkech with two other Soviet soldiers Nimitz and Jason fly over Sahara desert. They were taking three top most important hostages with them. The hostages have some information which can change the course of World War II. But tragedy hit them, and their aircraft crashes. They were stuck in Sahara with no food, water, or any help. They can't trust anyone because their mission is top secret, and there were spies all over.
They ran into enemies trap, and people will pay with their lives. They survive somehow but far away from their destination. This story has some others characters of high authority, and scouts as well. They played a key role. The action sequences and survival skills portray very well. It feels real. The author did the proper research on a topic and is clearly seen in the narration.
I read a story Island Games by Caleb J. Boyer. He was also a 12-year-old when he writes it, and I was not impressed by his work. I never thought that a kid can write a historical fiction. But Survival Sandstorm definitely changes my mind about teenage authors.
The story is fast paced and short. I like it that way, but now I have to wait for the second part to know more about it. The second book in this series is Survival: Lost. The story tells by different POV's. But it took some time to understand because of chapter name, it was not on the header. The author's writing style is different. I feel a connection with characters miserable and helpless condition. I just don't like the abrupt end. The language is simple. There are minor grammatical and spelling mistakes. Overall, the author did a fantastic job. The story is intriguing and fascinating. It is a recommendable read, especially for historical fiction lovers.
The story is about 3 soldiers and 3 hostages being taken to allied hands during the course of World War II. The journey through the Sahara Desert forms the crux of the book. It is the first book in the series.
I was offered this book to read and review and what caught my attention was the age of the author. I immediately accepted coz I was curious on how a 14 year old chose this very unusual topic and narrated the story. I was in for a pleasant delight.
The story is narrated in first person and the first person changes with every chapter, at the same time ensuring that story moves ahead. We can see the happenings through various characters point of view. The transition among the chapters is a marvel.
The pace of the book is fast & and chapters are crisp which never fail to provide a grip on the story. The narratives are brilliant ensuring that readers view the scenes which author has imagined. The book can easily be converted into a movie or a web series as it will make for an intriguing one.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book and hats off to the author who at such a tender age is able to present this brilliant story. The author is here to stay.
My rating undoubtedly 5/5.