George V. Reilly

Review: Bitter Seeds

Bitter Seeds
Title: Bitter Seeds
Author: Ian Tregillis
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
Publisher: Tor
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 352
Keywords: fantasy, alternate history
Reading period: 8–9 September, 2010

A German doctor has been training a handful of children for 20 years to develop su­per­pow­ers such as pre­cog­ni­tion and fire starting. They are the Nazis’ secret weapon, swaying the progress of the War. To stop the Germans from crossing the English Channel, the British recruit a handful of warlocks to make a devil’s bargain with ancient evil beings.

Told from the viewpoint of one of the German su­per­be­ings and two of the British agents, we see the terrible costs to each of them, as they lose their honor and draw close to insanity.

Rec­om­mend­ed.

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