Saturday, 24 March 2012

ALTERNATE HISTORY REVIEW: The Company of the Dead - David Kowalski

Release Date: 23/03/12


A mysterious man appears aboard the Titanic on its doomed voyage. His mission? To save the ship. The result? A world where the US never entered World War I. In April 2012, Joseph Kennedy - nephew of John F. Kennedy - lives in an America occupied in the East by Greater Germany and on the West Coast by Imperial Japan. He is 1 of 6 people who can restore history to its rightful order.


There are times I like a tale of simplicity and others where I really want something that is not only going to mash my brain but twist it to new heights of imagination in a story that I can’t believe hasn’t been delivered to the reader before. Here in this release is just that, a story of what if’s, how’s and of course twisted quandaries that leave you not only wondering about how it could have happened by changing one event but deliver it all wrapped up in clever prose and plotting that really does please the conspiracy theorist within us all.

Add to this, solid breakneck pace, some wonderful characters that will immediately form connections with the reader which when tied together with great prose and imagination, really does take a multi-genre tale to new heights.

All in, this was a story that delivered everything I wanted, gave me pause for thought and wondered what else David will have in his imagination for future releases. A great debut all in and one that will make one hell of a film.

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