The history of the Twentieth Century has been shaped by a secret conflict between technology and magic. When a twisted Nazi scientist devised a way to imbue ordinary humans with supernatural abilities - to walk through walls, throw fire and see the future - his work became the prized possession of first the Third Reich, then the Soviet Army. Only Britain's warlocks, and the dark magics they yield, have successfully countered the threat posed by these superhuman armies. But for decades, this conflict has been manipulated by Gretel, the mad seer. And now her long plan has come to fruition. And with it, a danger vastly greater than anything the world has known. Now British Intelligence officer Raybould Marsh must make a last-ditch effort to change the course of history - if his nation, and those he loves, are to survive.
"A major talent" (George R. R. Martin), Ian Tregillis presents a thrilling science fiction World War II adventure trilogy featuring British spies and warlocks working to defeat Hitler's ubermensch...and one mad seer who would destroy timelines and most of humanity to save herself. The Milkweed Triptych discounted ebundle includes: Bitter Seeds, The Coldest War, Necessary Evil Bitter Seeds: It's 1939. The Nazis have supermen, the British have demons, and one perfectly normal man gets caught in between. Raybould Marsh is a British secret agent in the early days of the WWII, haunted by something strange he saw on a mission during the Spanish Civil War: a German woman with wires going into her head who looked at him as if she knew him. The Coldest War: Warlocks and spies contend in a very different Cold War. As former spy Raybould Marsh strives to defend Queen and country, he must confront his nation's darkest secrets from World War 2 in this direct sequel to Bitter Seeds. Necessary Evil: Raybould Marsh, one of "our" Britain's best spies, has travelled to another Earth in a desperate attempt to save at least one timeline from the Cthulhu-like monsters who have been observing our species from space and have already destroyed Marsh's timeline, in this stunning conclusion to the series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Cotton Colinaude is a man desperate for redemption, cursed with a dual identity. As the Eidolon, his heroic career seemed doomed from the start. Over the course of a decade, his struggle will define the destiny of history for an entire city, and perhaps mankind itself. From his partnership with Godsend to the mentorship of William Tekamthi, the villainous Viper, the informant Ratbeard, and the tragic Calypso, Colinaude's journey embraces a large cast of unforgettable characters, but none more so than himself. For a man who long ago dedicated his life to others, can his be saved?
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