Amid the chaos and destruction of World War II, racial profiling runs rampant. After kidnapped children whose appearances fails to meet the Nordic ideal are taken to concentration camps, some are used in experiments to satisfy the Reich's quest for Aryan superiority. It is April 28, 1945, and a sinister struggle between life and death secretly takes place high in a dingy tower of a medieval castle in the Black Forest. Under the watchful eyes of Nazi Colonel Otto Strass, notorious inventor Dr. Josef Weiss injects a 10-year-old Polish boy with an experimental serum, killing him - that is, until the child, Adok, is miraculously resurrected with unforeseen side effects. Meanwhile, somewhere in the castle dungeon, a Negro American soldier, Sergeant Kapp Johnson, awaits ceremonial execution. But things go awry. On that same day, Hitler's unexpected suicide throws the castle into bedlam. In the ensuing confusion, Kapp is mistakenly given the serum. In a matter of minutes, Kapp has been given a gift even God cannot bestow upon him: eternal life on Earth. In this exciting historical thriller, an American soldier and a Polish boy who unwittingly become victims of the Nazi regime in the final days of World War II must find a way to escape their fate and find their way back home before it is too late.
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Not Historical Fiction in my Mind
This whole book is either a misunderstanding of the genre historical fiction or a purposeful proselytizing disguised as a story. Either way, it is very strange indeed. Although based in a historical time period, it is a totally outlandish tale about resurrection with not so very vague christian references. There are also some serious racial undertones that I found very unpleasant as well. Overall a wacky story that is completely unbelievable. In my mind historical fiction is setting your characters in a realistic and believable setting that is historically accurate. I think this would be better classified as fiction, then it would probably be enjoyable. The saving grace was the narration, which was solid. If you are looking for an interesting piece of fiction, then this might be up your alley as it is at the very least entertaining. If you are looking for believable historical fiction, look elsewhere.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
- Michael Richards "History buff and Heraldic Artist..."
Very interesting read!
- Eric Reeves