Blood of Vipers by Michael Wallace is a short novel taking place at the end of World War II.
- 80 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Balsalom Publishing
- ASIN: B009SF5H9W
Blood of Vipers by Michael Wallace is a quick, but well written story about a downed pilot at the end of World War II trying to make it back to the American lines while evading the retreating German army, German sympathizers and the advancing Russians. The pilot also picked up a German family which is also trying to get to the American lines alive.
The novella starts up fast and then goes faster. The reader can feel the exhaustion of bot the American soldiers and German civilians. The fanaticism of the Nazi gangsters is seen through one officer who refuses to admit defeat even though it is obvious to his subscripted, enslaved soldiers that it is indeed the case.
Overall the plot was very good, I wish it would have been a full novel, because one can tell that there is more, or should have been more, to the story. The dynamics of the main characters drives the novel just as much as the action and emotions of war.
Cal Jameson, an American fighter pilot, is shot down over Nazi Germany towards the end of World War II. Jameson hopes to find safety back at the American lines, is busy evading Waffen-SS troops and Russian Troops.
Jameson stumbles on a family of German refuges who insist on joining him on his trek to the American lines.
Zohar — Man of la Book
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