A Thousand Suns Paperback – 1 Oct 2009
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'A rip-roaring thriller' PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH on A Thousand Suns"
On 29 April 1945 the Allies secretly surrendered unconditionally to Nazi Germany. Four hours later, that surrender was withdrawn. The world never knew - until now...See all Product Description
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This novel really races along, and for anyone interested in WWII fiction, it's a cracking piece.
Great plot with a downed USA B-17 found off the coast of Rhode Island. And the crew and mission? Well, no spoilers here!
What I can say, is that Alex Scarrow goes straight into my top 5 authors - I'll certainly be looking for more from him.
Great novel, well written, good characterisation.
Worth £8 of anyones money. Buy it!
It's gone right on my top ten fav's ever.
It's all the more remarkable since, as one reviewer notes below, the discoveries in the opening chapters mean that we already know the ending in its broadest sense. But through a mix of compelling action and the curiosity of seeing how the last pieces of the jigsaw will fall into place, I had to keep reading. I was still speculating on some of the details going into the last chapters.
A thoroughly recommended read from a skillful author.
The middle section of the book would have benefited from more alternation between the two settings as during the air combat sections switching to the modern setting would have created small cliff hangers. The modern "half" of the book could have benefited from being expanded as there is plenty of scope for the Chris character to have done more, but then the book would have been heading towards epic lengths!
A Thousand Suns is an excellent debut novel that I devoured in two days and would recommend to any fans of thrillers or alternative history!
This book is a fantastic debut Novel for Alex, I myself am a fan of many genre, and in the world of War time exploits one of My favourite authors is Jack Higgins, some one I consider the master of this genre. I would put this book up there with his best, against the likes of Cold Harbour and The Eagle Has landed.
The Story Is a great testament to the courage or the men who fought in those times, alot of people forget or don't know that the Germans had many Brave men who were not Nazis and hated the Nazi ideal, but at the same time were committed to Germany and her people. They fought under the same appalling conditions with a great deal of courage and conviction...there are 2 side to every tale and this Story Shows the courage of the men from both sides and the hard decisions they might have had to make.
The story has a nice pace to the action, flitting between past and present without confusing the reader, and embroils you in web of secrecy that might have surrounded such an event if it had truly happened with its excellent easy to like characters.
Its a shame that this book is clearly a 1 off as I would really have like to meet some of these characters again.
Keep up the good work Alex, and I hope you write another wartime novel soon as you have a great flair for it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Found this story very hard going to long winded in places which is a shame because i have liked all of Alex Scarrows work up until this book.Published 1 month ago by Wexster
This book is awesome from start to finish ! He storyline grips you so much you that you can't put it down ! I've read it 3 times now 😊Published 6 months ago by Richard Adams
Interesting idea but the author did not quite pull it off for me.
A B17 2nd world war bomber is found off the coast of the USA. Read more
This is THE most exciting book I have ever read! It's fast moving, with different story lines equally exciting coming together to a brilliant conclusion. Thoroughly recommended.Published 16 months ago by Trackman
Well written book. It kept me entertained throughout. I would recommend reading it.Published 18 months ago by andrew gowdy
I first read the authors 'Last Light' and 'AfterLight'. I enjoy his style of writing so went for this book also. I did enjoy the read, and interesting as to what could have been.Published 19 months ago by Shauny-pie