Excerpt from Ian Tregillis' THE COLDEST WAR

Tor.com has posted the prologue from Ian Tregillis' sequel to the excellent Bitter Seeds, The Coldest War (Canada, USA, Europe).

Here's the blurb:

In Ian Tregillis' The Coldest War, a precarious balance of power maintains the peace between Britain and the USSR. For decades, Britain's warlocks have been all that stands between the British Empire and the Soviet Union—a vast domain stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the shores of the English Channel. Now each wizard's death is another blow to Britain's national security.

Meanwhile, a brother and sister escape from a top-secret facility deep behind the Iron Curtain. Once subjects of a twisted Nazi experiment to imbue ordinary people with superhuman abilities, then prisoners of war in the immense Soviet research effort to reverse-engineer the Nazi technology, they head for England.

Because that's where former spy Raybould Marsh lives. And Gretel, the mad seer, has plans for him.

As Marsh is once again drawn into the world of Milkweed, he discovers that Britain's darkest acts didn't end with the war. And while he strives to protect queen and country, he is forced to confront his own willingness to accept victory at any cost.

Follow this link to read the extract.

1 commentaires:

Cecrow said...

I don't see how that cover is better than the third one that would have matched the first two. I was annoyed to see the original artwork "robbed" for a short story series on tor.com I really have to give up worrying over consistency in my cover art; happiness is seriously at stake.