The Socrates Project is brilliant. I believe it will become a huge story and success. Written by my friend Daron Sheehan, I have been working with him for the last few years to bring this intriguing novel to publishing. This may seem a departure from my usual adventure blog posts to write about someone else’s book launch, but once you read this book you will understand.
The best fiction creates the illusion of reality. Thought-provoking fiction often feels very personal, somehow reflecting subliminal thoughts. The Socrates Project hits a nerve and yet is effortless and flowing. When I first read this book as a rough manuscript, I often found myself pausing and reflecting on a news story, a personal experience or to marvel at Daron Sheehan’s ability to wrap salient issues in a thrilling narrative. It is intelligent yet wonderfully accessible.
I met Daron about seven years ago and we have shared some memorable adventures. There are a number of stories in The Socrates Project that bear more than a passing resemblance to the places we explored together, although thankfully we didn’t need to risk life and limb as often as the book’s hero Simon Oceandis – the leader of the Sicads.
The Socrates Project is a masterpiece of storytelling that is at very least a gripping tale of adventure and at most can be the catalyst for real thought and change in our world. Furthermore, 25% of the profits have been pledged to relevant charities, which readers can help choose.
This book was published at the weekend and you can be one of the first to read it by ordering your copy from Amazon. Please do read it and then join the conversation on The Socrates Project Facebook page.
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