Author Justin Sheedy Likened to Matthew Reilly in Rave Review
SOUTH COAST REGISTER – Wednesday 26 November 2014 – review by Frances Rand
FLYING HIGH: Justin Sheedy has written a book about the adventures of a World War II pilot – Quinn gets his wings – A novel set in World War II reveals the ups and downs of being a fighter pilot.
The son of Berry’s Angela and John Sheedy was recently in the town to talk about his novel Nor the Years Condemn. One of four books written by author Justin Sheedy, it tells the story of young university student and rugby union player Daniel Quinn who signs up to fight in World War II. Quinn takes so long to hear from Defence, he thinks he has been forgotten, but it is only a matter of months before his is training to be a pilot. The story follows his brief training in Australia and England where plenty of Matthew Reilly style adventure follows as Quinn gets his wings. Mr Sheedy has readers there in the cockpit as he describes young Quinn’s terror at experiencing blindness in a Wirraway monoplane. Fortunately it is only temporary. From there Quinn heads off to the UK, more training in Scotland, this time in Spitfires. He soon finds love, but war is no time for romance as Quinn discovers. Nor the Years Condemn also follows the effect of the war on Quinn’s family, via correspondence with his younger brother, also busting to see a bit of action. Although there is plenty of tragedy in the book, only one in three would survive, Nor the Years Condemn is at heart a great action story, with plenty of detail about what these planes were like to fly.
NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN by Justin Sheedy is now available & orderable via DYMOCKS BOOKSTORES, GLEEBOOKS, BERKELOUW BOOKS, THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, in paperback & ebook formats at AMAZON and all online sites. In the UK at WATERSTONE’S & WH SMITH AND VIA ALL BOOKSTORES. And with Excellent Reviews!