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This is going to be the best war story Walford has ever seen.
on 19 March 2017
Not a huge amount happens in this story other than it being the lead into book 3 where we'll get a load of time travelling shenanigans hinted at in the first book.
The real weaknesses for me are the almost soap opera style personal misery and the need for people to do the stupidest things to make the misery compound.
Will decides that he blames everybody for the blood sacrifices..carefully forgetting that he caused it all...apparently now, the guys he recruited made him do it.
All the main characters, enmity not withstanding, all end up in the same safe house where Gretel can do her machinations.
And that's the thing, the minute you knew what Gretel had done and could do, you'd kill her...no questions asked. Maybe Gretel has chosen a timeline where people do the stupidest things and give her huge latitude, but such stupidity does not make for a good novel.
Going downhill I'm afraid.