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Sleeper: the Red Storm

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Praise for Sleeper: 'Sleeper is an exciting tale full of pace and surprises. J.D. Fennell can write up a storm.' James Patterson

Sleeper spy Will Starling has been drafted in to the SOE, joining forces with the French Resistance in the fight against the Nazis; but Will's memory is fractured and only occasional flashbacks reveal fragments of his past. Despite this, he h

Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published May 24th 2018 by The Dome Press
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Claire Dyer
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a rollercoaster of a ride ‘Sleeper, The Red Storm’ is! I was almost breathless reading it. Will is everyman’s hero: resourceful, principled and flawed and, as he battles to seek justice and prevent worldwide destruction he has the suaveness of James Bond and the youthfulness of an eighteen-year-old Harry Potter. I loved him! JD Fennell’s second adventure must surely put him on the map for anyone who likes crime, adventure, fantasy and mystery.
Mairead Hearne (
Wow!! I feel like I’ve been on a whirlwind adventure with James Bond in a Dan Brown novel set during World War 2. JD Fennell has written a page turning, exciting tale that has me tapping my fingers waiting on the next book in the series.

Sleeper: The Red Storm is the second book in a new action adventure series featuring Will Starling, a young man on a mission to discover the truth. In book one, Sleeper, ‘sixteen-year-old Will Starling is pulled from the sea with no memory of his past. In his bla
Jo Barton
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Red Storm starts off with an impressive opener which is a perfect introduction to Will Starling who is one of the most courageous, fictional, eighteen years olds I have ever met. Filled with a boys own sense of bravado, Will encounters more danger than is physically possible, from being unceremoniously dumped out of a moving aeroplane, to being covered in a poisonous red mist, there is never a moment when he doesn't rise to the challenge of being a vital part of the Special Operations Execut ...more
Leila Benhamida
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Incredibly brilliant!

Sleeper The Red Storm is a fantastic book, as I read Sleeper (book1) previously I was familiar with the story and characters. There is some nostalgia at the start of the book which got me a bit emotional (about Outcast, a fisherman boat mentionned in JD Fennell previous book).

There is always something exciting to read from one chapter to another and never a dull moment. The story unfolds beautifully well with awesome and unique characters. I also loved that the story is set
A Colleen Jones
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read the first book, sleeper and dubbed it as a bit of Jason Bourne mixed with The 39 Steps but featuring teenagers! Someone else called it Jason Bourne crossed with Da Vince Code, which makes sense because of the mystical element to the story. In the second book, the point of view changes from Will, who is now 18 when we meet him again, to a couple of other characters briefly, but mostly it's Will's story. There are some really intriguing developments in this second book, new faces, old faces ...more
Bucks, Books & Beyond
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is definitely left on a cliff hanger and I am eagerly awaiting the next Will Starling instalment to see what happens! This book really has it all going on: action, war, enemies, friendships, romance, spies, conspiracies, betrayal and so much more. If you like a book that grips you straight away, throws you into the story and keeps up the pace throughout, then give this book a go.
Karen Cole
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read J.D. Fennell's first novel, Sleeper last year, describing it in my review as a 'gripping and often dark story that surprised me several times and managed to keep me guessing' and I have eagerly been anticipating this sequel ever since.
Sleeper: The Red Storm takes place two years after the events in the first book and in that time, Will Starling, the teen spy has become a man. He may still only be 18 but he's seen - and done - things that many men would blanch at. When the novel opens, he
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Speed, danger and intense excitement is the order of the day for this book, the second outing for Will Starling. The Second World War is raging across Europe, the truly evil organisation, VIPER, is developing terrifying weapons, and Will seems to be the target for every kind of attack. Part thriller, part dangerous fantasy, this is a book where no one is who he or she seems to be, and there is danger everywhere for Will and Anna whose combat skills and quick thinking must meet every eventuality. ...more
Cheryl M-M
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Red Storm is the sequel to the successful dystopian action thriller Sleeper. There is definitely a notable change in Will in this book. He appears to be more ruthless and less inclined to dither in the pool of emotions. People fall to the side, die and disappear, and yet Will glosses over each event, because his eye is on his goals.

There is a new dangerous threat in this book. At first Will thinks his enemies are talking in some kind of strange code when they reference a storm coming, until
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Continuing the adventure, SLEEPER: THE RED STORM by J D Fennell swept me up into a dangerous whirlwind with characters that truly got under my skin.

Will Starling, now eighteen years old, is still determined to uncover the truth about his past and find his sister, Rose. Working with MI5, Will is battling enemies on every front, from Nazis to the evil Viper organisation who are developing a deadly weapon that would destroy the world as we know it. But who can Will really trust and will he survive
Book Inspector
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This time, we have a similar vibe as to the first part, all the story is still set during World War II, but this story has different goals. The protagonist of this novel is still Will, but in this book, we have a second person, adding to the story. I really liked Rose’s story, I think it is really sinister and very intriguing, and I really liked reading about her. This novel keeps some of the earlier characters, but at the same time, it adds a very wide variety of new characters. I think it is r ...more
Steve Cripwell
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
Perhaps if I’d read the first book in the series it might have made more sense, but unfortunately I didn’t. The book seems to be a mixture of genres with Nazis and British agents fighting some kind of James Bond enemy type organisation. The characters were not fully developed and there was little back story without the first book to get to know them. Not for me but fans of Raiders of the Lost Ark or Dan Brown will probably love it.
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fast paced and wonderful, I truly enjoyed this book.
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2 years on from when we first met Will in Sleeper, the war continues and this book is set between London and Europe. With some familiar characters as well as some new ones, we specifically learn more about Will’s sister Rose, who is forefront in his mind as he is desperate to find her.
Sleeper: The Red Storm continues the fast pace of it’s predecessor – Sleeper, following Will as he embarks on another mission to prevent Viper from creating a weapon able to destroy the world. If you are a fan of S
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J.D. 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 fo