I am going to be reviewing a new book that will be published on March 13. It is called The Company of the Dead and it is written by David Kowalski. This will be David's first work of fiction and lucky for me it is an alternate history tale. Below is the press release I found at Horror Talk:
The magnificent alternate history The Company of the Dead is set against the backdrop of the greatest maritime disaster the world has ever known - the sinking of the Titanic.
In his debut novel, David Kowalski delivers a thrilling combination of action, adventure, and high-concept conspiracies linking events as disparate as the sinking of the Titanic and the assassination of J.F.K that play themselves out in dark and unforeseen ways.
The journey begins with a mysterious man aboard the Titanic on its doomed voyage. His mission? To save the ship. The result of his efforts is a world where the United States never entered World War I, thus launching the secret history of the 20th Century. Fast-forward to April 2012 and Joseph Kennedy, relation of John F. Kennedy, lives in an America occupied on the East Coast by Greater Germany and on the West Coast by Imperial Japan. He is one of six people who can restore history to its rightful order - even though it may mean his own death.
And here is the product description from Amazon:
A mysterious man appears aboard the Titanic on its doomed voyage. His mission? To save the ship.
The result? A world where the United States never entered World War I, thus launching the secret history of the 20th Century.
In April 2012, Joseph Kennedy--nephew of John F. Kennedy--lives in an America occupied in the East by Greater Germany and on the West Coast by Imperial Japan. He is one of six people who can restore history to its rightful order -- even though it would mean his death, and the deaths of everyone he loves.
A magnificent alternate history, set against the backdrop of one of the the greatest maritime disasters of the 20th century.
If you want more information you can check out the home page for the novel. It is actually quite well-made and contains a timeline and atlas. In the meantime, keep an eye out for a review.
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Mitro is founder, editor and contributor of Alternate History Weekly Update. When he is not busy writing about his passion for alternate history, he spends his time working as a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois and dreams of being a published author himself one day.