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After the downfall /
Harry Turtledove.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
San Francisco : Nightshade Books, c2008.
description
324 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1597801305, 9781597801300
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imprint
San Francisco : Nightshade Books, c2008.
isbn
1597801305
9781597801300
abstract
Russian troops have entered Berlin, and Hasso Pemsel, a Wehrmacht officer, when fleeing a sniper's bullet stumbles into a world of wizards, dragons, and unicorns where he allies himself with the Lenelli. While there he learns to question everything he was taught and believed.
catalogue key
6760852
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2008-10-13:
Alternate historian Turtledove (The Man with the Iron Heart) opens this fantasy with Hasso Pemsel, a tough Wehrmacht captain, cornered in a Berlin museum as the Russians close in. Pemsel falls into another world, where he promptly rescues beautiful blonde half-goddess Velona from three swarthy men. Velona seduces him and explains that the blond Lenelli invaders rule over the dark native Grenye, keeping them subjugated with magic. Experienced from fighting on the Russian front, Hasso brings modern military ideas to the Lenelli before they invade the Grenye stronghold of Bucovin, but when the Grenye capture him, conversations with intelligent, lovely high priestess Drepteaza start to erode his assumptions about both races. Pemsel's slow enlightenment breaks no new ground, but his story will appeal to fans of Turtledove's straightforward style and military know-how. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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School Library Journal, April 2009
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1945: Russian troops have entered Berlin, and are engaged in a violent orgy of robbery, rape, and revenge! Wehrmacht officer Hasso Pemsel, a career soldier on the losing end of the greatest war in history, flees from a sniper's bullet, finding himself hurled into a mysterious, fantastic world of wizards, dragons, and unicorns!

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