A.I. Fabler's THE SEED OF CORRUPTION is a heady stew of influences, from the literature of John le Carré and Graham Greene to the dark journeys of Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness. Fabler's beautifully evocative, clever writing, however, transcends pastiche to emerge as a hauntingly original work. - Edward Sung, IndieReader
It is a very thought-provoking read, reflective of the strange, intimidating times that we find ourselves living in, written with aplomb and a wry tone which gives the book an undertone of humour despite the serious matters proposed. I really liked it, and if you are a fan of William Boyd, or hints of espionage or conspiracy theories, you will find much to like here. If you like them all, then you will love it. - Rachel Deeming, Discovery Review
The suspense is alive in The Seed of Corruption. Author A.I. Fabler is a magician with words and storytelling. Loved it! - Readers' Favorite
I really enjoyed this book. It has a bit of everything: history, romance, espionage, conspiracy theories, to name a few … There is a wonderful background of Vietnam and its chequered history, its culture, food and history with the Americans … Anton Faraday is an interesting character, human, which made me want to read more as the book progressed. I would very much recommend this book.
— LOVEREADING, Indie Books We Love (UK)
This literary thriller sends a wildlife artist into Vietnam in search of a forger. A.I. Fabler crafts an intriguing tale, edging more toward the literary than the suspenseful, with polished prose touched with poetry. - Booklife Review
With the current state of the world, setting this novel during a virus outbreak made it a very apt and relatable read indeed, and I also enjoyed how the central protagonists were put to the test, with such bizarre circumstances and being caught so far from what they usually know. Overall, The Seed of Corruption is an absolutely thrilling read that I would certainly recommend to readers one and all. - K.C. Finn, Readers' Favorite
Is it a romance? Not quite. Love develops against the backdrop of these thriller elements. Is it a thriller? Its social and cultural inspections are deeply woven into a story that centers upon interpersonal relationships and mystery as much as fine tension development. Is it a mystery? Certainly, much intrigue revolves around Faraday's investigation. Suffice to say that The Seed of Corruption both embraces these genres and elevates its plot beyond pat categorization, making it an astute and involving novel deserving of inclusion in libraries seeing patron interest in any of these genres. - Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Revie