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Remember I said in my last blog that I often read books in the wrong order? Not this time! The British Lion is the sequel to The Darkest Hour – Tony Schumacher’s alternate history of Br…
In this crackling alternate history thriller set in the years after World War II—the riveting sequel to The Darkest Hour—London detective John Rossett joins forces with his Nazi boss to save the co…
2 July 1940 When Sidney Perkins left his house on Euclid Avenue in Ottawa South to go to work on the morning of 2 July 1940, he had no notion that he was about to become part of one of the most sec…
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A little video I made about why I needed to write, not wanted to write, but needed to write my first novel, The Darkest Hour.A little video I made about why I needed to write, not wanted to write, but needed to write my first novel, The Darkest Hour.
Why I needed John Rossett on Youtube.
Jeremiah Bosgang was on Seinfeld duty as a staffer at NBC from the show’s earliest days, when it was still called The Seinfeld Chronicles. Jennifer K. Armstrong interviews him about the early days.
Write What you Know.
I hear that specific tidbit of advice from many critics and fellow authors. That’s all well and good if your novel is based on a familiar setting or characters. I am taking a detour from my project about Lippizan horses during World War II to try to jumpstart that project by writing from my own trough of happenings.
Heck! It’s more fun to write about my lost cat from his point of view rather than my own. The guffaws I’ve gotten when I tell others the extreme lengths I went to find him prompted this approach.
Those of you who love cats understand their disdainful view of the world:
Certainly don’t come when called— that’s for dumb dogs. Give dogs a treat and they’ll do anything their humans want.
Figure out what really bugs your owner and do it! Scratch on the furniture even when you…
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A lovely review of The British Lion! Always an amazing feeling when I read that someone enjoyed it.
If you’ve ever read a book and loved it, leave a review, you’ll make the writer’s day!
Author – Tony Schumacher
Published – 2015
Genre – Alternative history / thriller
I had been intrigued by the premise of this book and when I saw the glowing review from Kate (stay here with my review for now!) I swiftly moved it to the top of the TBR pile.
The place is London, the year is 1946, and the Nazis are in charge as Germany has been victorious in the war. With little explanation of the circumstances that led to the rather unexpected turn of events the reader is introduced to detective John Rossett and Major Koehler of the SS. There are obviously some loose ends being tied up from the debut (The Darkest Hour) which preceded this book and it quickly becomes clear that there is some animosity between the two characters. We learn that Koehler is disillusioned with the situation in London and has been hoping to…
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