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Lazlo Ferran: Exploring the Landscapes of Truth.
Educated near Oxford, during English author Lazlo Ferran’s extraordinary life, he has been an aeronautical engineering student, dispatch rider, graphic designer, full-time busker, guitarist and singer, recording two albums. Having grown up in rural Buckinghamshire Lazlo says:
“The beautiful Chiltern Hills offered the ideal playground for a child’s mind, in contrast to the ultra-strict education system of Bucks.”
Brought up as a Buddhist, he has travelled widely, surviving a student uprising in Athens and living for a while in Cairo, just after Sadat’s assassination. Later, he spent some time in Central Asia and was only a few blocks away from gunfire during an attempt to storm the government buildings of Bishkek in 2006. He has a keen interest in theologies and philosophies of the Far East, Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe.
After a long and successful career within the science industry, Lazlo Ferran left to concentrate on writing, to continue exploring the landscapes of truth.
on Jan. 20, 2015 :
A ‘Fully-Loaded’ Novel~
Ordo Lupus, book 2 is my first novel from author Lazlo Ferran. I was delighted to find it running along the shades of the ‘Highlander’ series, of which I was a huge fan. Jean Razor, the main character is what I would call a highly desirable character, in the sense that a woman can, or at least I fantasized about this most mysterious historian, a soldier in is own right, who discovers a secret code that enables him to time travel, meeting a seductive sorceress and many interesting characters along his journeys. He appears to be strong, cunning and possess remarkable abilities as a Knight when his travels take him to medieval times. And yes, he is a great lover, not to mention the devotion he has for his wife, Rose. I especially found that endearing. He endures such rigorous adventures as he races against time to save Rose who has been kidnapped by the evil sorceress, who he also is in love with. Jean will struggle with himself as he comes to terms with the fact that he is a descendant from a lineage of the Ordo Lupus clan and will come face to face with many Supernatural beings in the story. I loved the ending and now am most excited to read book 1.
The author has a well-crafted story here to entertain a broad audience, be it battle scenes, medieval history, romance, the occult or adventure. I would surely call this a ‘fully loaded’ novel. A solid five stars for this masterpiece.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
on Jan. 13, 2015 :
The Da Vinci Code, step aside.
Constant action with impossible to predict outcomes. The description of knights preparing and then engaging in a battle is the most realistic I have ever come across.
He begins to have visions of being a werewolf in the fight against the serpents that took his wife, daughter and lover from him. Wait, don’t werewolves kill humans? The climactic ending answers the question. A very novel take on the werewolf myth. I truly enjoyed the final battle scene, which was wonderfully written, and sets us up for similarly intense action for the third Volume; we will now have the good vs. evil battles fought in the Heavens here on Earth. Fantasy? Yes, but the key is that the author has been able to make it all very believable and plausible.
(reviewed 65 days after purchase)
on Nov. 08, 2014 :
Imagine if you can a Liam Neesom-type character on a mission to rescue his wife. Got the grim determined look, take no prisoners, never back down attitude in mind. A magickal element is part of the mix since a devious witch stole his wife. Then there are the machinations as elaborate and satisfying as any Dan Brown thriller. Add all that together and you have the second book of Ordo Lupus series, The Devil’s Own Dice.
This richly satisfying tale spans the centuries, as one driven man is willingly to march into the unknown, train to be a knight to rescue his wife. The going isn’t easy with malicious serpents and the ongoing war between vampires and werewolves.
The Devil’s Own Dice will please paranormal and medieval history fans both. There is an underlying erotic tension underneath the layered mysteries and symbolism. Kudos to author Lazlo Ferran for creating a story that is a rich mixture of time travel, history, horror, and love.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
on Sep. 07, 2012 :
This is an excellent sequel to the first book, and is mostly set in 13th century France after the protagonist is forced to make a journey back through time to rescue a loved one.
The story grips you from the very beginning, and although it is the second in the series, can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.
One thing is very evident about this work of fiction – the author has done a good bit of research regarding life in the 13th century. The description of the battle (and the aftermath) at The Battle of Bouvines is extremely vivid and detailed – makes one have the sensation of being right there in the heat of it all – one feels almost as exhausted and as in pain as the protagonist – excellent writing!!!
Although this work is definitely for readers interested in stories set in medieval times, it also delves into the eternal battle between werewolves and vampires – so, fans of these popular genres will also find this work exciting and intriguing. The author has successfully managed to create his own unique mythology – I hope it finds the following that it so greatly deserves. I certainly am a big fan!
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)