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Takes place in a relatively short time rame Natural Blonde from June to December 1914 the months leading up to the start of the Great War In this opening novel Binns introduces the reader to several characters of diverse social ranks roles and genders and some of the key politicians of the era In the author s usual easy style of writing he relays theacts that led up to the conflict so this is very much a story of the war as experienced by his main charactersHe has written a very actual ictionalized tale that gave me a glimpse into the era and how the war affected those directly or indirectly involved It took me several chapters to get into the book but then it truly caught and held my interest It is truly a book that educates while entertaining a talent of this bestselling author For those who would love to learn about the Great War and Britain s role in it then this is a good book to start with Very interesting and definitely recommended I received a ree copy of this book rom Net Galley in exchange Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda for an honest review June 1914 the beginning of another long prosperous summeror Britain But beneath the clear skies all is not as it seems the chill wind of social discontent swirls around this sceptred isleShots ring out in a distant European land the assassination of a oreign aristocrat From that moment the entire world is propelled into a conflict unlike any seen beforeThis is the story of ive British communities their circumstances propelled into a conflict unlike any seen beforeThis is the story of ive British communities their circumstances different but who will all share in the tragedy that is to come All that they have known will be changed orever by the catastrophic events of the Great WarThis is a very hard book to review well as I am still not sure uite what to say about itOn the upside after an initial struggle I really did engage with the characters after about the If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song first third of the book The chronicle of their lives before and during the war their struggles and challenges in dealing with their new lives was uite captivating Also the historical detail was excellent I couldeel a sense of place while reading it even though the Great War ended nearly 100 years ago That is an awesome skillHowever that same attention to detail is also one of the downsides While at times the narrative was good it did get bogged down uite a lot almost like a textbook rather than a novel Also the dialogue seem to suffer Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford from the same problem Justelt like it was out of place or out of kilter to the rest of the book The other issue I had and almost caused me to give up was the writing style One reviewer described it like a voice over Ready for Summer for a documentary and Ieel that was the best description It took uite a while or me to get the eel A coerência textual for the styleHistorically a good story with get theeel Write Your Novel!: Tips from a Bestseller for the styleHistorically a good story characters and a sense of what happened But overall it just didn t uite hit the markor mePaulARH Would have been Dogs Behaving Badly four stars but way too much telling when showing would have been compellin. Hangedorever by the catastrophic events of the Great WarThis is a story of love and comradeship of hatred and tragedy this is the story of the Great WarThe Shadow of War the First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who'€ve Been There first novel in The Great War seriesrom Stewart Binns is a thrilling read and perfect or those who enjoy the writing of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwe.

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Shadow of War is the start
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The Great series of books by this author which will See A New Book For a new book or year of the duration of the war The story opens as the unrest in Europe starts to escalate and during the summer of 1914 April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers five British communities are about to discover that the order of the old routine is about to changeoreverWith his usual skilful style of recounting history the author has succeeded in giving a realistic portrayal of the effects of the irst ew months of the war and shows just how the different social groups adapted to living in uncertain times The ever changing tidal wave of political unrest is juxtaposed against the uncertainty of an increasingly wave of political unrest is juxtaposed against the uncertainty of an increasingly social situation and the communal eelings of both ear and insecurity acts as a palpable reminder of the uncertainty of impending warThe book initially gets off to rather a slow start not because the book is uninteresting ar rom it but because as with any new series there are people and places to get to know However as the individual stories start to coalesce the narrative starts to both educate and entertain and a eeling of rapport with the characters starts to emergeOf all the many books published in this centenary year of the start of World War One it is difficult to know which one to choose My thoughts are if you would like something that will take you gradually through the conflict year by year then this book with its solid beginning is a good a place as any to start ReviewWhen I Space Kid first started this book my initial reaction was what the hell the books style seemed very bizarre it was very much an outside view looking in on people and events Then slowly as I read the chapters I was drawn into the lives of multiple differentamilies and communities before i knew it i was hooked This book is still odddifferent it s not like Stewarts previous series It Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town feels very much like a documentary mixed into aictional drama yet it works it works so well Anyone who reads my reviews and ollows my blog knows I love Historical Fiction But what they don t know is that I m really not a an of WW1 I Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water find the horror and darkness of that war too hard to read too emotional to take in withouteeling my own version of Churchill s black dog read the book to understand thatStewart Binns has managed to portray the different strata of society without judging or demeaning any of them and to cover in book one the lead up to and the early days of WW1 with passion and compassion with energy and purpose and to leave me Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus feeling the emotion but not sufferingrom the horror It s all there contained in the pages but delivered in such a way you can see and Reach for the Rainbow: Advanced Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse feel the passions of the different players the struggles that sent individuals to war the misconceptions of blameor the death toll and the passion to do all Troubled Waters foramily and countryStewarts books always leave me with a sense of pride or my The Shadow of War is the irst novel in Stewart Binns's new series which will see a book release or each year of the First World WarJune 1914 the beginning of another long prosperous summer or Britain But beneath the clear skies all is not as it seems the chill wind of social discontent swirls around this sceptred isleShots ri. The Shadow of War The Great War #1Ountry and this book is no exception but this is tempered by the individual courage and the individual loss The personal tales that inspire and horrify in eual measure By the time I inished the book I elt entertained and educated which or me orm the key pillars of a great Historical Fiction novelOnce again Stewart Binns has managed to create something uniue entertaining and eye opening I m very much looking Owls: Birds of the Night forward to book 2RecommendedParm Had a lot of potential but started uite slowly Certainly picked up towards the end but at times it dideel that you were reading a text book Bon Bon Voyage (A Carolyn Blue Culinary Mystery, felt this book had too much detail as was split if he was writing a history book or historicaliction Bon Bon Voyage felt could of narrowed down the amount of characters in this book I was VERY interested to read the reviews on this novel More than aew speak of its bizarre style present tense some olk couldn t get over the style and gave up other "S Urge To Read Through It And Keep Going To "urge to read through it and keep going to rewarded by a great read I eel irmly into the irst camp I started skimming within pages I could not connect with the characters or the story because of this weird thirdfirst person mixed style and ound myself lipping to A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency find out who published the book and who recommended it while I did so I picked up on one random nit picking historical inaccuracy neither sniper s badges nor the school of sniping existed in 1914 which leturther doubts creep into my head The author gets high praise and has our previous novels to great acclaim and a urther novel after this As a WWI historical author myself I ll support Binns with three stars with a MarmiteRootbeer lovehate warning you re either going to get this reading style or you won t the good news is Ravishing Ruby for some readers there s aive star read awaiting you Realistic gritty and completely absorbing Not the type of writing to win shelves of awards but the battle scenes are mesmerising the characters rom all walks of the social spectrum were or me believably honest Whilst I was aware of the painfully turbulent times in our political history this novel lays bare how difficult this period must have been to live through turbulent times in our political history this novel lays bare how difficult this period must have been to live through with the incredible poverty many had to endure My one criticism and it is a small one or a book I would describe as a candidate or my Old Yeller favourite of 2018 would be Stewart Binns s unfailing defence of Winston Churchill While I will claim to be aan of the great man i am aware of his many man I am aware of his many Mr Binns however appears to be totally unaware of any of these Flying by the Seat of My Pants: Flight Attendant Adventures on a Wing and a Prayer faults and throughout this story constantly blames all those around him It will be interesting to read his take on the Dardanellesiasco in the second instalment of which I cannot wait view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler The Shadow of War is Stewart Binn s newest novel the Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography first of several that will cover the years that span World War I as it pertains to Britain It. Ng out in a distant European land the assassination of aoreign aristocrat From that moment the entire world is propelled into a conflict unlike any seen beforeThis is the story of ive British communities their circumstances very different but who will all share in the tragedy that is to come All that they have known will be ,