Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Broken Blades - by Aleksandr Voinov and LA Witt

Review: 5* 

I had high expectations for this one, but I never thought it would be this good. The characters were perfectly developed, their motivations human and believable, and the world created to the smallest details. It is obvious that both Lori and Aleks have put in a lot of research writing this story. There were times were suspension of disbelief was pushed to the limit, but never once did it go beyond.
The story flows naturally and there's no saying which parts were written by Lori and which by Aleks.
Kudos to both of you, you make a great team!
Highly recommend this book.


They only had one night together—a stolen interlude at the 1936 Olympics. After Mark Driscoll challenged Armin Truchsess von Kardenberg to a good-natured fencing match, there was no resisting each other. Though from different worlds—an Iowa farm boy and a German aristocrat—they were immediately drawn together, and it was an encounter neither has ever forgotten. 

Now it’s 1944, and a plane crash in hostile territory throws them back together, but on opposite sides of a seemingly endless war. Facing each other as opponents is one thing. As enemies, another thing entirely. And to make matters worse, Mark is a POW, held in a cold, remote castle in Germany… in a camp run by Armin.

They aren’t the young athletes they were back then. The war has taken wives, limbs, friends, leaving both men gray beyond their years, shell-shocked, and battered. The connection they had back then is still alive and well, though, and from the moment Mark arrives, they’re fencing again—advancing, retreating, testing defenses.

Have they been given a second chance? Or have time and a brutal war broken both men beyond repair?

Buy Links: http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Blades-Aleksandr-Voinov-ebook/dp/B01APNUVB4

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