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The Coldest War

door Ian Tregillis

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Reeksen: The Milkweed Triptych (2)

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A tale set in an alternate-universe, post-World War II era finds precarious peace agreements between England and the USSR threatened by the murders of warlocks responsible for safeguarding British national security, a situation that falls into the hands of two supernaturally enhanced siblings and a former spy who would protect the queen.… (meer)
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I liked the 2nd book even more than the first. A merging of Lovecraft, espionage and science fiction. The book moves at a breakneck pace towards the ending and oh the ending. Talk about a cliff hanger. It was like setting off a bag of pop rocks in my head. I will force myself to wait a couple of books before I dive into the final book but I will be thinking about it until I do.

One of my new favorite series. Love that it is going to end with the next book. Plus, it's got a fantastic cover. ( )
  cdaley | Nov 2, 2023 |
1963. La Unión Soviética ha reemplazado al Tercer Reich como enemigo a batir, y Gran Bretaña fragua la más extraña de las alianzas para evitar su propia destrucción.
  Natt90 | Jan 27, 2023 |
Wow, what an outstanding follow up to [b:Bitter Seeds|6881685|Bitter Seeds (Milkweed Triptych, #1)|Ian Tregillis|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1316638191s/6881685.jpg|7099786]. This book kept me on the edge of my seat. Great character development and the plot and action was top-shelf. This was not a new book with a new story using the same characters and situation from the first book - it truly was a continuation of the first story, which proved that the first book was even deeper (plot-wise) than was originally evident. Tregillis planted many (NON-BITTER) seeds in the first book that bloomed in this book - and obviously many more in both the first and second book that will bear even more fruit in the third.

I'm so glad that I didn't have to endure any wait between these books and could immediately jump into the next one. ( )
  KrakenTamer | Oct 23, 2021 |
The story is getting more impressive. We're moving away from traditional hero types and we're getting a lot more flip-sides. Sure, we've scooted a couple of decades into the future and everyone has gotten a little flabby, but what can you expect in an upside-down world where England is pretty darn evil, the Soviet Union saved the day from the Nazis, and Cthulhu is knock knock knockin on heaven's door. I've still got that image of Greta with pigtails, and she's just as charming and as odd as ever, for a raving lunatic hell-bent on destroying the world. (Or so we're lead to believe.)
I'm enjoying these stories so much that I'm prepared to risk wetting myself because I can't be bothered to put the book down a moment. Shame on you, Mr. Tregillis. It's ok, perhaps I'll rearrange my entire life so that when I was 17 I got into such a large car accident that I had to be fitted with a permanent catheter just so when I finally get around to reading this novel I'll have found that I don't actually need to get up to use the restroom and so therefore all things are copacetic again.
Did I really expect a time travel novel? No, but I'm thinking it works in a hell-ya kinda way.
Maybe I should get some sleep? Nah, it's time to start the third novel. ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
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 all, and I cannot express this more strongly, this is one of the most depressing book series that I could even imagine enjoying. Take the already depressing WWII and make it even more depressing. To be more specific would introduce spoilers, but consistently throughout the story characters have to make choices with no good options. People will kill and die and each one has more of an emotional impact than you'll expect.

Well worth the read, but maybe not if you are already feeling blue. ( )
  Skybalon | Mar 19, 2020 |
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There were scenes here that were simply stunning. There were cool ideas and wonderful moments backed up with excellent prose. But that’s not what kept me going back for more again and again (sometimes when I really didn’t have the time to read but I just had to read a few pages more anyway). It was the character interaction. It was the way the story wove in and out of various viewpoints and crisscrossed each other. Every time I thought I knew where the story was going, a new twist would be added. Gretel’s character in particular was a favorite. We never get her as a viewpoint character, instead focusing more on her brother Klaus (who was really fascinating to read about as well). Throughout the last book and this one it’s seen that Gretel has a plan for this grand future ahead and every action she takes is helping her get to that foreseen future. Some of the actions appear meaningless and others confusing. I loved reading about her and seeing her scheme her way towards her goal. The ultimate payoff of that work at the end of this book was great. The book tied up well while at the same time leaving me salivating for more.

Age Recommendation: 16+ nothing especially egregious
Language: Not a ton, but there.
Violence: A bit. Fascinating and cool, but a bit.
Sex: Mentioned but not shown.
 

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