Tuesday, December 10, 2013

No Dawn For Men: A Novel of Ian Fleming, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Nazi Germany-James Lepore and Carlos Davis

No Dawn For Men: A Novel of Ian Fleming, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Nazi Germany James Lepore and Carlos Davis Story Plant, Dec 3 2013, $14.95 ISBN: 9781611880731 In 1938, with an aura of invincibility Germany deploys its annexation plan. The Nazi leadership expects that Britain, France and eventually the United States will try to thwart their victory march as they did in WWI, but will fail due to their super soldiers. Britain becomes concerned with rumors that Germany possesses a weapon making their military invincible. To prove this valid or not, they persuade novelist Professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien to visit Berlin where the Nazis relish his children’s tale The Hobbit as the author’s homage to the master race. Undercover as a Reuters’ field correspondent, agent Ian Fleming uses Tolkien’s popularity to learn the truth about this new type of soldier who allegedly can’t die. No Dawn For Men is a great historical that pays homage to Fleming and Tolkien while the two writers (poetic license by me as Fleming is years from his first Bond novel and likewise is Tolkien re the Lord of the Rings trilogy) discovers first-hand Nazi Germany’s super soldiers. Action-packed from the onset and never slowing down, fans of the two great authors and readers who appreciate a unique superbly-written 1930s thriller will enjoy this unique tense war drama. Harriet Klausner

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