Hey all I’m back with an Urban Fantasy series from the good folks at Tor. It’s The Midnight Front: A Dark Arts Novel and its Book 01 of the Dark Arts series, by David Mack!
Plot Synopsis: On the eve of World War Two, Nazi sorcerers come gunning for Cade but kill his family instead. His one path of vengeance is to become an apprentice of The Midnight Front―the Allies’ top-secret magical warfare program―and become a sorcerer himself.
Plot: It’s a blend of both Urban Fantasy and Historical fiction. Quite interesting and an enthralling ride. There are some fairly dark moments, but given the setting (WWII) that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone as that was a particularly ugly period of time.
Now for those thinking that the use of magic in WWII is a terrible plot device, you should know that there were actual divisions of Nazis who researched the occult in order to gain any and all advantages for their war efforts. So, there is some actual historical fact in this.
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Characters: Cade is our main character, Anja his possible love interest. Adair the old wise man. Kein Engel the villain. Filled with both familiar archetypes and less familiar twists, the cast was very interesting.
Overall: A fun ride, with hints of actual historical truths.
For those who like: Urban Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Military Fiction, Action, Drama, Good Plot, Interesting Cast of Characters.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.