Seaton Carew: Over the Hills and Far Away by Pat Craswell

It has been long time for me to get a book that takes me inside so much that I will finish the book within one night and read it even twice. 

This first book of Seaton Carew adventures takes him and his friends to Bavaria for a skiing holiday and as the military coup happens there, where new dictator issues the order to capture all foreign persons for ransom and his political demands to European Union. 

Obviously, our group of Brits are not much into those kinds of games and their James Bond kind of adventures begin. One female military commander – “Paz” takes the capture of our “fugitives” very seriously and the leader group of Heavy Rock motorbike gang – Hulk recognizes Seaton as son of his idol from “Dune”. 

Anyway, after several captures and escapes, they finally reach Austria over the mountains. 

There are lot of flashbacks in the book to get the background story of Seaton, his Father, Mother and Rose as author’s objective is to continue Seaton Carew adventures.  

Being visiting Slovenia, I had difficult to imagine this country to be Bavaria, but I let the author imagination do the work. 

Well written book from British author, who currently lives in Tenerife and probably voted UK to remain in European Union even military coups in Bavaria could happen here.