Friday, January 25, 2013

Preview: The Afrika Reich by Guy Saville

Friend of The Update, Guy Saville, has a new hardcover and e-book edition of his novel The Afrika Reich coming out on February 12, 2013 in the United States and featuring a new cover. The Economist listed the novel as one of its books of the year in 2011 and had this to say: "The plot is clever, imaginative and, in its finale, wholly unexpected. In a crowded field, The Afrika Reich stands out as a rich and unusual thriller, politically sophisticated and hard to forget."

You can check out a review of the older edition by Seb (and don't forget to catch his conversation with Guy in the comment section), plus my interview with Guy where we talk about his novel and WWII.

Here is the description of the novel from Amazon:

Africa, 1952. More than a decade has passed since Britain’s humiliation at Dunkirk brought an end to the war and the beginning of an uneasy peace with Hitler.

The swastika flies from the Sahara to the Indian Ocean. Britain and a victorious Nazi Germany have divided the continent. The SS has crushed the native populations and forced them into labor. Gleaming autobahns bisect the jungle, jet fighters patrol the skies. For almost a decade an uneasy peace has ensued.

Now, however, the plans of Walter Hochburg, messianic racist and architect of Nazi Africa, threaten Britain’s ailing colonies.

Sent to curb his ambitions is Burton Cole: a one-time assassin torn between the woman he loves and settling an old score with Hochburg. If he fails unimaginable horrors will be unleashed on the continent. No one – black or white – will be spared.

But when his mission turns to disaster, Burton must flee for his life.

It is a flight that will take him from the unholy ground of Kongo to SS slave camps to war-torn Angola – and finally a conspiracy that leads to the dark heart of The Afrika Reich itself.

For more info check out the book trailer on YouTube:
Need more convincing? Check out this further praise of the novel:

"Saville gets everything right—providing suspenseful action sequences, logical but enthralling plot twists, a fully thought through imaginary world, and characters with depth." -Publishers Weekly

"[W]ill leave a nasty taste in your mouth for a reality that very nearly happened." -Sam North at Hack Writers

"Saville's alternative world is so carefully crafted, so meticulously researched and so convincing that it is easy to believe it all might have been possible." -Rob Minshull at Weekend Bookworm

Kieran Colfer, author of "The Holy Land", will be reviewing the novel again for the update. So stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Guy's and awesome guy and a great writer. I'm looking forward to The Afrika Reich 2.

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