Review: The Seeds of Stars by L. Salt
The life doesn’t promise to be joyful for a “Chernobyl child” born straight after the nuclear disaster. True…but not for such an adventurer, adrenaline junkie, and popular extreme sports’ blogger like Yuliy Kobrin, aka Kobra. Adopted by a British couple, Kobra spends his life in urban exploring and travels.Skiing in the Scottish Highlands, Kobra meets a young German couple, Edel Baum and Kira Schneider. The new friends invite him to their luxurious house, where Kobra’s attention is drawn to Edel’s collection of World War II antiques and a mysterious Yugoslavian file which the couple asks to translate for them. The file reveals classified underwater facilities from the Cold War times, hidden deeply in the Kotor Bay of Montenegro. Yuliy can’t miss an opportunity for such a discovery.Six months earlier, a prominent scientist died in his apartment in central Berlin. The authorities believe it was a heart attack, but a police officer, Trina Stahl, thinks this case is far more dangerous and complicated. All hell breaks loose for Kobra when he comes under attack in the Kotor Bay, when he realises his new German friends are not who they say they are, and his life now is of an interest for many parties. From Montenegro to Scotland, from Berlin to the Isle of Skye—Kobra is on the hunt for a mysterious alien object, the Seeds of Stars, but also for the truth about his own past.
The Seeds of Stars by L. Salt is a very well written novel. I went in blindly into TSoS, which is how I like to go into my books. I was pleasantly surprised to find it was a mystery. Salt can seamlessly draw a reader into the story.
To be honest I had a hard time with this book and NOT because of the book. The book is great but I suffer from “lupus fog” which makes it hard to concentrate. So while the story was great, I couldn’t fully understand it due to my own fault.
Salt has created a great cast of characters, an amazing story line and I will definitely be rereading this book when my mind can fully wrap around it. Salt is a great storyteller. There was so much more to The Seeds of Stars than I could grasp. This is the type of book that even after a couple of reads you will still be finding little aspects that you didn’t notice the first time.
I highly recommend this book.
Thank you for such a great and honest review!