A Novel of World War - And Magic
By Harry Turtledove
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780312869151, 512pp.)
Publication Date: April 2000
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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Now Turtledove returns to the story of a World War in a world where magic works, with this moving second volume. Algarvian soldiers corral Kaunians to send them west, towards Unkerlant, to work camps. The Kaunians left behind are worried about what the work camps might mean, but are assauged by Algarvian lies.
In Kuusamo, scholars race to find the relation between the laws of similarity and contagion. Rumors abound about the Algarvian work camps, rumors most cannot believe as true. But the mages know, for they can feel the loss of life in their very souls.
Turtledove's cast of characters takes on its own life as the reader sees the war from all sides and understands how the death and destruction benefits no one, not even the victors.
Harry Turtledove is the Hugo-winning author of many SF and fantasy novels. His alternate-history novels, include the bestselling The Guns of the South, How Few Remain, the Worldwar series, and the recent Ruled Britannia. He lives with his wife and daughters in Los Angeles.
"Tutledove is almost certainly unique in reconceiving World Ward II in magical fantasy terms and on an immense scale--so far, completely successfully."--Booklist (starred review)