The Seventh Son

The Seventh Son

Fiction, General Fiction
Hardback Published on: 07/09/2023
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The Seventh Son
Humans are bad!
This felt similar in tone and intention to, say, Ian McEwan's 'Machines Like Me' or Kazuo Ishiguro's 'Klara and the Sun'. OK, it's not AI but this speculat... READ MORE
Alan M


A child will be born who will change everything. When a young woman named Talissa answers an advert to carry a child, she cannot begin to imagine the consequences. Behind the doors of the Parn Institute, a billionaire entrepreneur plans to stretch the boundaries of ethics as never before. Through a series of IVF treatments, one they hope no one ever discovers, they set in motion an experiment that is set to upend the human race as we know it. Seth, a baby, is delivered to hopeful parents Mary and Alaric, but when his differences start to mark him out from his peers, he begins to attract unwanted attention. The Seventh Son is a spectacular examination of what it is to be human. Sweeping between New York, London, and the Scottish Highlands, this is an extraordinary novel about unrequited love and unearned power. It asks the question: just because you can do something, does it mean you should?

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781529153200
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 579g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 34 mm

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The Seventh Son
A little unrealistic and too scientific
I am not actually sure how I feel about this book. It started well as a futuristic tale of IVF and then developed into, in my opinion, a strange scientific... READ MORE
Karen Farrow
The Seventh Son
I love Sebastian Faulks's writing and the plots of his novels carry you along beautifully . The themes explored here are interesting and really drew me in... READ MORE
Irene Mitchell
The Seventh Son
Really well told with a hint of sci-fi
Set in the near future (2030), "The Seventh Son" by Sebastian Faulks reminded me of a John Marrs or Claire North novel - really well told with a hint of sc... READ MORE
Mel Pretorius
The Seventh Son
A thought provoking read
The Seventh Son - Sebastian Faulks A novel set in the near future 2030 and spanning 25 years with thought provoking themes that could all too easily be t... READ MORE
Beverley Cole
The Seventh Son
A powerful novel about what it is to be human. The Parn Institute works with genetics and is experimenting with resurrecting long-dead species, including h... READ MORE
Stacey Bateman
The Seventh Son
cleverly unsettlling and thought provoking
I love Sebastian Faulks’ writing, and I really enjoyed a lot about this book, just not all of it. On the plus side, the ideas and issues it explores are th... READ MORE
Debra Davidson-Smith
The Seventh Son
A thought provoking work of literary speculative fiction
‘A Child Will Be Born Who Will Change Everything’ - teaser. My thanks to Random House U.K. Cornerstone Hutchinson Heinemann for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
The Seventh Son
Between The Covers - Series 7 Book
Thank you to the publishers for this review copy. Before it was announced as a Between The Covers read for BBC2 series 7 I had heard mixed reviews. I con... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Seventh Son
Looking forward reading.
I have not read yet, but expect it to be good. I rated on expectation
Denise Harris