Nd and deported to Madagaskar He thence rushes off to find her Meanwhile his former nemesis Hochberg the governor of German Kongo has his own reasons building to head to the island in the hope of achieving German domination of the continent And his deputy now in exile And a Jewish partisan And othersIncredibly skillfully Saville weaves a web that brings so many seemingly disconnected elements many with totally different motives to the island and into the crucible of destruction For Madagaskar is an island on the very brink of revolt and the world is watching tensely for any shake might bring America into the matter There is no forced or over woven aspect to the drawing together of the strands of plotA word needs to be said on the characters Despite this being Britain and Nazi Germany do not expect to read with a black and white moral attitude You will find every shade of grey on both sides Some of the Germans are almost sympathetic Some of the British are downright oathsome And they are all believable which is perhaps the most critical thingDespite the alternate reality setting of the novel it is so realistic and clearly feasible that it doesn t jar the reader at all In fact it is all too easy to accept this version of history as the truth It so nearly could have happenedThe feel of the plot is something of a mix It is part war story part espionage part drama part prison movie At times it felt a ittle ike The Wild Geese at others Where Eagles Dare and others again Papillon It
Is All Of Those all of those but not them alone It is a masterful example of the craft of fiction and kept me riveted from beginning to endIt s out in paperback today Go get these books folks and make sure you have them read before the final part of the trilogy is published Following on from the events of the Afrika Reich and the middle book of a trilogy the Madagaskar Plan reads much ike a thriller than its predecessor which felt Church And State In Tonga like an action We follow a number of intriguing characters from the determined Burton Cole to the not soovable Nazi Hochburg Burton must travel to Madagascar to save Madeleine the woman he Firestorm Danger Com 2 loves who has unfortunately found herself there Hochburg s own dark plans bring him to the same islandeading to the inevitable trail of destruction between himself and Burton once their paths cross The Madagaskar Plan demonstrates how to create a perfect seuel to a must read book There are so many scenes that stick with you making it a difficult book to put down One aspect of the book which really impresses me is the research that must have has gone into crafting this alternate 1950 s A
where Britain surrendered and USA never entered the war The geography of the region and the concentration camps of Madagascar feel so visceral And the dark truth that this was the Nazi s original plan in the first place gives the reader a horrific glimpse into an all to plausible world It was worth the wait for this wonderful book now to wait for Guy Saville s next triumph Very worthy addition to the Afrika Trilogy that s so far stuck on 2 I enjoyed the first a good deal but probably eual parts for the uniue idea as much as the story itself whereas this addition had a crisper story This chapter took so A Generation Rising Fire And Steel 1 long to come out I forgot to keepooking for it so I went a The Trainers Handbook long time in between the first and reading this As such the first wasnt too vivid in my mind but it didn t much matter I reallyiked. Skar Hitler has ordered the resettlement of European Jews to the remote islandBritish forces conspire to incite colony wide revolt resting their hopes on the expertise of Reuben Salois an escaped eader of Jewish resistanceEx mercenary Burton Cole scours the island for his wife and child Bu.
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What Saville did in creating a world through his imagined Jewish penal colony administered by the SS The dynamics of that premise and how the pressures of that brutal undertaking play out provide a really rich backdrop Saville constructs a multilayered ghettorebellion culture that s really well
done it sIt s extremely dark and often gut wrenching While the first book had its fair share of brutality it thankfully had no direct parallel in actual history thus making the cruelty ess poignant Because of the actual atrocities committed by the Nazis against Jews the book s fictionalized versions carried extra weight and darknessKudos to Saville for not being scared to et the body count accumulate and not twisting the narrative to allow all primary characters to make it to the third bookI knocked it down a bit because it dragged at times for reasons I cant uite put my finger on I think it
s because the imagined geopolitical machinations were of greater interest than thebecause the imagined geopolitical machinations were of greater interest than the human dramas Or maybe it was that there were too many chefs in the stew so that each character arc became a bit diluted I also found Hochburg again his main villain a bit too cartoonish It s a stretch how maniacally driven he is by revenge over decades Even so because so many other characters are driven by the same ust for vengeance Too many characters go to herculean Saranarthi lengths in a way that stretches credibility It s a rare person that can fan the flames of revenge overong periods of time and through intricate planning without consuming themself in the flames yet it is a common thread hereAllowing for those criticisms I think the creativity and depth of the world far outweigh some convenient character motivations It reads as extremely well researched thought out and the author clearly Freeing The Baltic lost himself in the world he imagined into being Bring on volume 3 this was better than the first part of this series as felt gritty andike the thriller we could of had in the afrika reich as this alternative history series goes on with burton cole going to madagaskar to search for his over maddie and her husband is behind an attempt to destroy the naval based to drag american into the war The second book in the Afrika Reich series ike my first review of the prior mentioned all is to be expectedThis book takes place mainly in the German Congo and Madagascar and Deigo Garcia though with no spoilers being stated in this review all char The one thing that threw me was when the writer called the vehicle a jeep 35Saville has produced an interesting and entertaining follow up to his
Previous The Afrika Reich Once Again It S High PacedThe Afrika Reich Once again it s high paced packed and damned brutal at points Having read a decent amount of Nazi history I particularly enjoy the way that Saville blends fact with fiction in his own vision of alternate history This isn t just an author taking pen to paper He has actually considered the ead up to and events of WWII and taken a what could have happened approach I have to say that I think I preferred the first instalment in this series although it is uite a close call Whereas in The Afrika Reich I commented that there was perhaps too much action and not enough slower paced plot The Madagaskar Plans feels ike he s trying to introduce too many sub characters which I ended up having very ittle interest in Things are set up perfectly for the third instalment so I ook forward to reading it when it s publishe. T as chaos descends and the Nazis brutally suppress the nascent insurrection Cole must decide whether he is master of or at the mercy of history The Madagaskar Plan is alternate history of the highest order a thriller of terrifying scope based on the Nazis' actual plans prior to the Holocau. I was very happy to win this particular book because my father was in WW11 and he was a POW for 3 months so he had first hand knowledge of Hitler and the Nazi death suads that ca Received free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewIn 1940 the Nazi party proposed a plan to relocate the Jewish population of Europe to the island of Madagascar It is now 1952 and in an alternate reality the plan has succeeded Madeleine an Austrian Jew is one of these prisoners It is up to her over Burton to rescue her from the work campsAlternate universe novels are truly an interesting concept Imagine how terrifying it would have been if the Axis powers had won WWII But while the premise of the book is intriguing it just didn t keep my interest I really do believe this was a it s not you it s me situation because I can t uite figure out what it was that I didn t ike about it I had a hard time keeping the characters straight and ended up having to research a few things in order to fully understand what was going on Not a bad novel just not my cup of tea BleakThat is the one word I would use to describe this book I ve read a ot of alternate history shoutout to Harry Turtledove s usually excellent work including the book that came before this one yes it s a series even though it doesn t feel ike it as you don t really need to have read the first book to read this one and though I do enjoy the what if scenarios explored in alternate history thinking about what could have been can be demoralizingThe writing in this book isn t half bad and view spoilerI can t help but admire an author willing to kill off a major character we often assume major characters are safe solely because they play a arge part in the story so how could they die right hide spoiler A few days ago Guy Saville pointed out on Facebook that the paperback of The Madagaskar Plan was coming out today I ve had both this and The Afrika Reich sitting in my to be read pile for some time I ummed and ahhed over whether it would be wise to start book 2 before I ve read book 1 but heck with it I didInterestingly there is enough background and there are enough illuminating flashbacks in this book that it does not seem to rely entirely upon the first to be readable Not that I d heartily recommend starting with book 2 because now that I ve done it I have to go back and read book 1 to see what I missedFirstly what is The Afrika Reich trilogy and this book in particular Well it s almost Historical Fiction It s a what if scenario The premise behind the series is that the Dunkirk evacuations failed
Churchill Resigned Over The Failureresigned over the failure conseuently the succeeding British government came to peaceful terms with the Nazis By the early 50s when the book is set Britain still has its Imperial holdings Germany has overrun Russia and controls roughly half of all African territory and the United States is out of it as a neutral nation Africa is divided between Britain and Germany with a few states belonging to Italy Portugal etc and a neutral South states belonging to Italy Portugal etc and a neutral South the greatest imaginable prison camp for deported Jews Europe having been argely emptied of them there are 5 million Fundamentos Da Filosofia Esotrica living on the island under SS rule being gradually worked to deathBurton Cole a survivor or earlier clashes in Africa and clearly the hero of the first book returns to Britain to find hisover a former Austrian Jew has been found out by her cuckold husba. Guy Saville's The Madagaskar Plan imagines a disturbing alternate history in which Nazi victory in World War II brings their Final Solution ever closerThe year is 1953 There is peace in Europe but a victorious Germany consolidates power in Africa The ynchpin to its final solution is Madaga. .