BOOK REVIEW: SEAL TEAM 666

9781781166956

Do you love Supernatural, do you enjoy reading about Military Special Forces? If the answer is yes then I have just found the perfect book for you to read by acclaimed horror writer Weston Ochse.

 

Cadet Jack Walker is halfway through SEAL training, he’s still green but showing incredible promise when he’s whisked away to join four SEALs—and their dog—for a special ops mission. Walker soon finds himself in a whirlwind of otherworldly creatures and events as he finds out the true nature of this “special ops” team: SEAL Team 666. Battling demons, possessed humans, mass-murdering cults, and evil in its most dark and primeval form, SEAL Team 666 has their work cut out for them. And it’s not long before they realize that the threat isn’t just directed against the U.S.—an ancient and deadly cult has bigger plans, and Walker is at the center of a supernatural conflict with the entire world at stake.

 

So for me the first thing that caught my attention with this book was the title. What a great catch and why had no one thought of it before. Ochse has somehow found the perfect book for me. I love the supernatural but am not a real horror fan and I love reading about Special Forces and to find a book that combined the two was right up my street but I did have fears that it would not work.

Thankfully those fears were unfounded as I quickly engaged with the writing and the characters in pretty short order. This was fine by me as I do not need five pages of back story for every character, I just want to sit back and enjoy the ride.

Ochse builds the sense of family and yet utter professionalism within the SEAL team showcasing the skills and roles each member plays within the team. There is a dog who is not just a mascot but a real part of the team that instantly feels like a real character. I know that dogs have always played a role in the military but one that fights the supernatural? That’s is a first.

The SEALs part of the story is well written and researched with not too much time describing the technology or the weapons but just enough to let us visualize the equipment and the damage it can do. We find out that the team has been in existence a long time throughout American history which gives a nice back story that I hope is explored in future books.

Ochse is a horror writer and he knows his craft by coming up with some truly gross ideas for the supernatural element including skin suits and various creatures that SEAL Team 666 have to do battle. We do get a big bad but I get a feeling that things are just getting started for this tale.

Overall it was a great read with not too much exposition and lots of fun and action. The supernatural element played well and the characters were drawn as much as they needed to be. My one request would be to make the book longer as it finished way too soon and I wanted to see other self contained mission.

The book is out now so go buy it…

 

GS RATING: 4.5/5

PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN: 9781781166956

Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

Paperback: 304pp

Publication date: 15 March 2013

Author: Weston Ochse

Source: Titan
Reporter: Montoya

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