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Jeff Davis has worked with some of the finest high technology teams in the business, and has delivered to some of the world's most recognizable companies the high quality graphics, multimedia and print materials they demand, all over the world. IBM, Cable & Wireless, Target, Carrier and many more companies have experienced the benefits of Jeff's artistic vision and solid work ethic.
He majored in art and design throughout his education years, and continues to regard himself as a student of the history and reinvention of popular culture.
As an author, Jeff hopes to bring his unique ideas to life in this medium.
A visitor to his studio office will be treated to the sounds of Led Zeppelin, Sheryl Crow, Kate Bush and traditional Celtic music. Jeff resides an hour north of Manhattan, N.Y. with his wife and two children.
on July 28, 2012 :
The Seeds, a YA fantasy by Jeff Davis, is a quick-paced, fun look into the world of fairies. Jeff does an excellent job of creating a tiny world and making it seem larger than life.
The reader is instantly taken down into what I imagine is lightning bug size in the dramatic opening scene of a lone surviving soldier in a field of destruction. Agnus flies to the palace as quickly as possible and is met by two of the story's key figures--the princess generals--twins Varia, the cool headed diplomat, and Dartura, impulsive and hot-tempered. And we're instantly taken to the intrigues of palace life. As we get to know the main players through interaction and dialog, a lurking darkness threatens the peace of the kingdom.
Though the title of the book is The Seeds, the story is more about the characters, both "good" and "evil", and their struggle for power, of which the seeds are central in the fight. Agnus was by far my favorite character. I hope he gets more page time in the future. Some of the shouting matches between siblings were cringe-worthy as they would be in real life. The battle scenes were ferocious. Giant toothy moths! The enemy is interesting as is the implementation of magic and technology. The only thing that took me out of the story periodically was some wonky formatting here and there; I had to stop and figure out who was speaking. Not a huge deal, really, and easily corrected.
This looks to be the first in a series of stories, so even though the end isn't as satisfying as I'd like; it's to be expected, leaving things wide open for a continuation that I'm looking forward to reading. I have to know what happens next.
(reviewed 67 days after purchase)
on June 12, 2012 :
What a fun book to read. I really fell in love with the setting and characters. The vivid descriptions made me feel like I actually knew the characters, where they lived and what they were feeling. The story flowed beautifully. Just the right amount of all emotions. The only problem I can see is that I can't wait for the Part 2. I strongly recommend reading this book!
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)
on June 02, 2012 :
This is an amazing book. Characters were very well developed, and you could see how their thought processes worked very thoroughly. The plot is very interesting, suspenseful, and even emotional. The variety of characters also lends a helping hand to the creation of this story. It has all the elements I would look for in any kind of novel. This is one of the best books I've ever read, and I'm sure to read it again and again. Read it. You won't regret it.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)