"Seed" - unique and full of potential
Seed” doesn’t hesitate and starts off right away by throwing the reader into the plot. We follow Nick Armstrong on his discovery of an asteroid approaching Earth and the possible danger it carries with it. Little did Nick know that what would happen would not only change his life, but also the world. The author advertises their story by claiming it's plot is a mixture of Crocodile Dundee and Jurassic Park - and that's a kept promise! Inspired by these two movies, own original ideas were sprinkled into the story. Fans of those two franchises will certainly notice their influence and I’m sure they’ll absolutely enjoy the references. Without spoiling too much, it is a unique concept and I haven’t come across something like this premise before. Out of the mass of stories available out there, this definitely sticks out as an idea I see potential in.
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I’ve read the first part (20 chapters) of “Seed” and I have to admit I was a bit skeptic at first, as I’m admittedly not that acquainted with the adventure genre. My first impression was that the story might get too scientific at some point and that I would have trouble following along. That absolutely wasn’t the case! One of the things I was very thankful for the most was that technical terms were explained right away and woven fluently into the dialogue. As a foreigner, I could follow along just fine.
Seed’s cast features a broad range of characters, each one different and unique in their own way. I quickly found myself getting fond of some characters in particular whom I thought were either really funny, simply intriguing due to their features, or I considered their committed good deeds to save others admirable – Connor, Dr. Lloyd and Celina were my top three and come to my mind here. Connor reminds me of Crocodile Dundee and Dr. Lloyd the nutty professor in “Back to the Future”. The side characters are really enjoyable, memorable, and entertaining. Characters like Nick and Ava don’t stick out so much. Writing-style wise, there were some tendencies to overexplain and over clarify some actions and that reflected in the structure of the phrases, but other than that, the writing is really solid and easy to follow. In all honesty, I would have also preferred a bit more detailed description of the surroundings (like wreckage) to set the atmosphere a bit more to paint a more vivid picture, but that’s just personal preference.
With all the obstacles and battles, fitting to the adventure genre, the story manages to uphold suspense. It feels like the first part sets the introduction to the world and future action to come and it definitely has potential in many ways (romance, reconciliation of the two main characters, personal conflicts in the group). So what to conclude? As a reader, I can confidently and strongly recommend “Seed” to adventure lovers and fans of the Jurassic Park and Crocodile Dundee movies. Very enjoyable work! It made me think I should give these types of stories a chance when I stumble across them. Looking forward to part 2 (which will hopefully be released soon!) already. :) Definitely notify me once it's up!"