Bitter Seeds

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 24, 2012 - Fiction - 467 pages

It's 1939. The Nazis have supermen, the British have demons, and one perfectly normal man gets caught in between.

Raybould Marsh is a British secret agent in the early days of the Second World War, haunted by something strange he saw on a mission during the Spanish Civil War: a German woman with wires going into her head who looked at him as if she knew him.

When the Nazis start running missions with people who have unnatural abilities—a woman who can turn invisible, a man who can walk through walls, and the woman Marsh saw in Spain who can use her knowledge of the future to twist the present—Marsh is the man who has to face them. He rallies the secret warlocks of Britain to hold the impending invasion at bay. But magic always exacts a price. Eventually, the sacrifice necessary to defeat the enemy will be as terrible as outright loss would be.

Alan Furst meets Alan Moore in the opening of an epic of supernatural alternate history, Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis is a tale of a twentieth century like ours and also profoundly different.

 

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User Review  - Skybalon - LibraryThing

I'm going to copy the same review into each of the editions. Ultimately while the books each are separate--the whole series needs to be read for any sort of real understanding and closure. First of ... Read full review

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One of my favorite alternate history novels of all time. The 2nd book in the series is suppose to be even better. I look forward to finding out. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
18
Section 3
41
Section 4
75
Section 5
95
Section 6
120
Section 7
150
Section 8
171
Section 12
249
Section 13
278
Section 14
319
Section 15
322
Section 16
347
Section 17
391
Section 18
417
Section 19
429

Section 9
190
Section 10
193
Section 11
226
Section 20
431
Section 21
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About the author (2012)

IAN TREGILLIS lives near Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he works as a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is a member of the Wild Cards writing collective, directed by George R. R. Martin. Bitter Seeds is his first novel.

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