Bitter Seeds

Bitter Seeds

Book - 2012
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When the Nazis ally with a man who walks through walls and a woman who uses her knowledge of the future to twist the present, agent Raybould Marsh must rally Britain's secret warlocks to hold an impending World War II invasion at bay.
Publisher: New York : Tor Fantasy, 2012, c2010
Edition: 1st mass market ed
ISBN: 9780765361202
0765361205
Characteristics: viii, 467 p. ; 18 cm

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billmacrotarian
Feb 22, 2015

Bitter Seeds is a WWII spy novel in which there really are Nazi supermen and Britain uses warlocks and the supernatural to counter their power. There are a number of serious themes in the novel, most notably that the good guys have to become like the bad guys to win. While the story is good it isn’t much fun. It’s too much John LeCarre and not enough Ian Fleming. In a strange way I was reminded of No Country for Old Men.

JeremiahSutherland Jan 27, 2014

Some great ideas on the science side. Too bad the author is vying with Norman Mailer to produce literature instead of a novel.
Much angst, soul searching and boring repetition. If anything, this book is the best of the 3. They become progressively worse until the reader is begging for someone to put the characters out of their misery.

ChristchurchLib Jan 22, 2014

"A mad scientist's super-powered army fights supernatural creatures conjured by occult practitioners in this compelling debut. As World War II threatens to engulf Europe, Herr Doktor von Westarp purchases orphans and sets to work transforming them into Übermenschen. Meanwhile, British secret agent Raybould Marsh recruits his old friend, warlock Will Beauclerk, to summon demons as part of an extra-dimensional counterattack. If you enjoy action-packed alternate history, check out this opening installment of the Milkweed Triptych, followed by The Coldest War and Necessary Evil." Fantasy January 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/e88314ee-6fa8-4404-a4ca-a4434322a503?postId=6ada4461-b345-4148-b15d-3f13e91854b6

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artofmulata
Jan 05, 2012

I don't have time to go into detail here, but if you love Science Monster tales this is for you. Dead Nazis, pretty maids with electrodes and psychic powers on the battle field, evil boffins out to recreate our genetic history populate the oages of this thriller. And this is only the first volume!

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