A Song for No Man's Land

A Song for No Man's Land

Andy Remic / Oct 20, 2020

A Song for No Man s Land He signed up to fight with visions of honour and glory of fighting for king and country of making his family proud at long last But on a battlefield during the Great War Robert Jones is shot and w

  • Title: A Song for No Man's Land
  • Author: Andy Remic
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • He signed up to fight with visions of honour and glory, of fighting for king and country, of making his family proud at long last.But on a battlefield during the Great War, Robert Jones is shot, and wonders how it all went so very wrong, and how things could possibly get any worse.He ll soon find out When the attacking enemy starts to shapeshift into a nightmarish demonicHe signed up to fight with visions of honour and glory, of fighting for king and country, of making his family proud at long last.But on a battlefield during the Great War, Robert Jones is shot, and wonders how it all went so very wrong, and how things could possibly get any worse.He ll soon find out When the attacking enemy starts to shapeshift into a nightmarish demonic force, Jones finds himself fighting an impossible war against an enemy that shouldn t exist.Andy Remic s A Song for No Man s Land is the first in an ongoing series.

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      • Andy Remic

        Andy Remic lives in Lincoln, UK, although his heart and viking soul belong to the Scottish mountains Married with two children, Andy has a variety of esoteric and sometimes contrasting loves, including sword fighting, climbing, mountain biking, kick boxing, Ducati motorcycles and retro gaming He recently wrote the computer version of his novel Biohell for the 48K Spectrum, in which many people are still stuck He writes in both SF and fantasy fields, and is sometimes accused of literature Current novels include Spiral, Quake, Warhead, War Machine, Biohell, Hardcore and the upcoming Cloneworld, Theme Planet and TOX for Solaris Books, and the Kell s Legend trilogy, Kell s Legend, Soul Stealers and Vampire Warlords for Angry Robot Books.


    1. Reviewed at Bookwraiths.A Song for No Man’s Land is a brutal and bloody triumph for Andy Remic. The portrayal of Robert Jones (British soldier in World War I) a gripping snapshot of the true horrors of war after all illusions of glory and honor are stripped away, leaving behind only the ghastly reality. And, somehow, while capturing the spirit of Tommies in the trenches, Mr. Remic was also able to imbue this tale with fantastical elements; mysterious beings appearing to our protagonist during [...]

    2. A fairly well written, and haunting, tale of WWI, with an odd splash of fantasy mixed in that, to me, felt out of place with the overall tone. I appreciate the goal of the story, but in the end it did not fire on all cylinders for me. I found myself oddly disconnected throughout, and despite the relatively longer format for a novella, it still didn't accomplish quite as much as I would hope.It's a decent read, especially if you're into military/war stories.

    3. some choice quotes:The ground trembled like a virgin.More of the dead, ejaculated into dreamless darkness.No more women for Jones, no more whisky and willing, open legssically the author is obsessed with sex metaphors. freud would have a field day.

    4. I’ve spent a while trying to gather my thoughts on this book and what to say about, but I can’t help but surmise that it’s a story with more pages than content. Quite a lot of it feels like a song stuck on repeat, but one that occasionally and magically teases you with bits of other important and interesting notes before returning to the same-old, same-old.Set during World War I, we get plenty of combat scenes as our lead protagonist, Robert Jones, fights in the trenches, alongside his fri [...]

    5. A Song for No Man’s Land is a dull, depressing slog of a novella that never seems to figure out what it wants to say. For all of its short length, it seems to drag on interminably before finally sputtering to a stop right when things seemed to almost start to get interesting. It is the first book in a series of at least three, so perhaps that can be forgiven, but I’m not sure I care enough about Robert Jones to want to come back for more.Read the full review at SF Bluestocking.

    6. Originally posted on Grimdark MagazineI love WW1 history. I’ve tread in the mud where Australian soldiers put our tiny nation in the world’s eye with their bravery and mateship on the Western Front, where governments destroyed generations of people from every corner of the planet, and where a new style of warfare put permanent scars on the fields of Europe that are still visible a century later.Andy Remic has hit that feeling of horror–much like we see in All Quiet on the Western Front–w [...]

    7. Review also published hereA Song for No Man's Land truly is an odd one. It is far more of a historical soldier's tale set during World War I than a fantasy, and yet a fantasy story it is. I somehow wonder if it had to be, though.The supernatural elements only really creep in as part of the reality of the plot in the final chapters, and personally, that was too late. I would have been fine without it, or having them be down to the characters' deteriorating psyche and closeness to death's door. Bu [...]

    8. “… soldiers praying to a god they no longer believed in for a miracle that couldn’t happen.”Excellent set up, good storytelling crippled by inept plotting. The Great War (WW I) as seen by Tommies who neither know nor care about the politics; they just want to survive. But perhaps the Huns aren’t the only ones hunting them.“You will be a hero but more importantly, you will strive to do what’s right.”Reveals the supernatural element slowly, so the reader (intentionally, no doubt) a [...]

    9. More than just a war storyThis novella is not for the fainthearted. Nor is it for those seeking a quick fix of what I understand to be the usual Remic fare of bloody action and violence.Yes, it's bloody. Yes, it's exciting. But 'A Song for No Man's Land' is so much more than just a war story. Bringing uniquely surreal and fantastical elements to a vivid backdrop of WW1 trench warfare, 'Song' explores the very nature of war and humanity. Eerie, visceral and poignant, 'Song' tells the story of Jon [...]

    10. More like 3.5 stars. For most part I enjoyed this book. It was a mix of the horrors of war and fantasy. It focused around Robert Jones, a man that finds his way into the trenches of war. We go through the hell that he and his comrades go through. Mixed in with that are these fantastical creatures that appear every now and then. We also get flashbacks into his past when these creatures first appeared. Very interesting way in which the elements are mixed in together.I really enjoyed the writing. R [...]

    11. 3.75 stars.At some point, the author thought 'WWI is interesting, but it really needs to be bleaker and have more ominous dread--perhaps some kind of stalking, supernatural beasts.' the book is a short, visceral gut punch that does a great job of evoking mood. there does not seem to be a strong narrative story arc, however, which makes it harder to get engaged in the plight of the characters. still, the action is very well written and the author it does a great job of conveying the utter futilit [...]

    12. I've only been on a couple of weeks, and this is the first book I've read from a recommendation. Wouldn't normally go for a Great War book, but I was interested in the supernatural side mentioned in the blurb. Really glad I read this book, the trench warfare scenes were quite harrowing, really felt the fear and despair of the soldiers going over the top. The slow inclusion of the demons and the flashbacks explaining the reasons of why they were being seen were excellently paced and I just had t [...]

    13. Robert Jones has been haunted by visions and creatures since childhood, some friendly, some not. He's been on balance something of a failure in life, but now The Great War has broken out, and he enlists in the hope of finally making his family proud of him.When he's lying badly wounded on the battlefield, and thinks things can't get worse, his creatures appear again.The story alternates between Jones as a young boy, Jones as a soldier in the war, and Jones writing his diary and his memoirs.This [...]

    14. Eso de que no debés juzgar un libro por su portada es muy cierto.A Song for No Man's Land busca contar una historia de horror/fantasía ambientada en la Primera Guerra Mundial, pero no logra cuajar porque a pesar de que la idea es buenísima, esta se vuelve tediosa muy rápido porque Andy Remic no es precisamente el mejor escritor del mundo y parece que mordió más de lo que podía tragar al querer situar su historia en un escenario tan trágico como lo fueron las trincheras de la PGM. Aparte [...]

    15. What I need to say upfront is this: this was not a book for me. I can recognise that it is well written, and that it has something to say, but it is essentially a soldier's tale of WWI with marginal speculative elements and that is just not a book for me. If that is a book for you, then I'll say that the descriptions of warfare, of the trenches and of the psychology of war, are very compelling, but the novella does feel a bit like a prologue for something yet to come.

    16. I enjoyed this book a great deal. Remic has done some homework on the conditions men faced in the trenches in World War I. The story of the two major battles fought were quite good and, alone, might have pushed the novel to a five star rating from me. But then there is the Fantasy element that stutters now and then through the narrative. This took me right out of the story and was, for me, detrimental to the overall novel. I do intend to read the other two books of the trilogy.

    17. A Song for No Man's Land by Andy Remic je bilo prilično razočaravajuće štivo. Uglavnom dosadno. Stil je bio prilično prikladan vremenu koje opisuje, ali to je sa sobom samo donelo frustraciju zbog opšteg utiska protraćenog valjanog pripovedanja. Stiče se nekakav neodređeni utisak da je A Song for No Man's Land trebalo da bude novi "Tri srca i tri lava", ali veoma je daleko od toga.

    18. Think I would have given it 5 stars if I read rather than listened to it. The narrator was great but I would have gotten more from the story by flipping back and forth to keep pace with the jumps of past/present/journal entry. Otherwise it was great. Literary type fantasy/horror meets brutal WWI story. Can't wait to finish the series.

    19. I would say this is more of a WW1 soldier's tale than a fantasy story. There are demons from another world, but they're behind the scenes for most of the duaration. The book picks up steam in the last quarter. Didn't think I'd want to read the sequel yet that last line may have sold me. The writing was also very well done. Felt authentic to the time.

    20. Read if only for the gritty battle scenes.Never read a book based in world war 1 trench fighting and I can't say if what the author wrote is accurate. But it was believably horrible to me!

    21. I won a book on , and along with the one I won the publisher sent me this one! I'll review as soon as I've read it.

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