#Review: The War in the Dark by Nick Setchfield @NickSetchfield @TitanBooks @lydiagittins #TheWarInTheDark
Release date - 17th July 2018
Book length - 352 pages
Publisher - Titan Books
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Lydia from titanbooks.com for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
A genre-defying page turner that fuses thriller and speculative fiction with dark fantasy in a hidden world in the heart of Cold War Europe.
Europe. 1963. And the true Cold War is fought on the borders of this world, at the edges of the light.
When the assassination of a traitor trading with the enemy goes terribly wrong, British Intelligence agent Christopher Winter must flee London. In a tense alliance with a lethal, mysterious woman named Karina Lazarova, he’s caught in a quest for hidden knowledge from centuries before, an occult secret written in a language of fire. A secret that will give supremacy to the nation that possesses it.
Racing against the Russians, the chase takes them from the demon-haunted Hungarian border to treasure-laden tunnels beneath Berlin, from an impossible house in Vienna to a bomb-blasted ruin in Bavaria where something unholy waits, born of the power of white fire and black glass . . .
It’s a world of treachery, blood and magic. A world at war in the dark.
THE WAR IN THE DARK by Nick Setchfield certainly lives up to the hype as it blends dark fantasy, mystery, history, and the best parts of a contemporary thriller, all together into one clever package that will keep your eyes hooked on the page from beginning to end.
It is 1963 and British Intelligence Agent Christopher Winter has just witnessed something unbelievable during his latest job, assassinating a traitor. Fleeing London, Winter is determined to uncover the truth behind the horror he has glimpsed and this will lead him down many dark and twisted roads with secrets, curses, and betrayals around every corner, But he is not the only one on the hunt and we cannot help but wonder who will survive this cat and mouse game of magic and treachery that thrives in the shadows?
THE WAR IN THE DARK by Nick Setchfield is truly unlike anything I have read so far and in my mind creates a new genre all of its own - a genre that mixes all the best elements of fantasy, historical, mystery, and thriller. There is a lot going on throughout this story but never once is it overwhelming or confusing, but exciting as another piece of the puzzle becomes visible. This is the kind of story that gets your heart pumping and your imagination hopping as you journey along the pages trying to get one step ahead (and failing most of the time in my case!).
THE WAR IN THE DARK by Nick Setchfield is a must for so many readers so even if you are a little uncertain if this is for you, take a chance. It will be worth it.
Nick Setchfield is a writer and features editor for SFX, Britain's best-selling magazine of genre entertainment in film, TV and books. A regular contributing writer to Total Film, he's also been a movie reviewer for the BBC and a scriptwriter for ITV's Spitting Image. The War in the Dark is his first novel. He lives in Bath.
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