No Dawn for Men: A Novel of Ian Fleming and JRR Tolkien in WWII France

No Dawn for Men: A Novel of Ian Fleming and JRR Tolkien in WWII France

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by James LePore, Carlos Davis
     
 

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In 1938, Nazi Germany prepares to extend its reach far beyond its borders. The key to domination lies in a secret that would make their army not only unbeatable, but un-killable.MI-6, knowing that something potentially devastating is developing, recruits scholar and novelist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien to travel to Germany to find out what this might be, using the

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In 1938, Nazi Germany prepares to extend its reach far beyond its borders. The key to domination lies in a secret that would make their army not only unbeatable, but un-killable.MI-6, knowing that something potentially devastating is developing, recruits scholar and novelist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien to travel to Germany to find out what this might be, using the German popularity of his children’s novel THE HOBBIT as cover. Joining him there is MI-6 agent Ian Fleming, still years away from his own writing career but posing as a Reuters journalist. Together, Tolkien and Fleming will get to the heart of the secret – and they will face a fury greater than even their prodigious imaginations considered possible.Both an astounding work of suspense and a literary treasure trove to delight fans of either author, NO DAWN FOR MEN is a nonstop adventure.

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ISBN-13:
9781611880731
Publisher:
Story Plant
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Series:
Mythmakers Trilogy Series , #1
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
520,236
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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No Dawn for Men: A Novel of Ian Fleming and JRR Tolkien in WWII France 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written story; fast moving with a believable plot.
literarymuseVC More than 1 year ago
On the fields of battle during WWI, two men meet, one a wounded soldier lying under a dying horse and the other a good man stopping to help but unable to do so.  Years later in 1938 in Nazi Germany the son of the wounded soldier, Ian Fleming, meets with the notable author of The Hobbit, Professor Tolkien, to seek an artifact that Adolph Hitler intends to use for his usual nefarious purposes.  This cannot happen as it could mean the end of the world as we now know it.  And so the thriller begins; but remember, what is a thrilling read to us is a matter of life and death to Fleming, Tolkien, Professor Shroeder and his daughter Billy and MI-6 Agent Arlen Cavanagh. Can the dead be brought back to life? Who must die to prove that reality? Tolkien is approached by his former student, Cavanagh, who asks him to interpret a Satanic invocation for raising the dead.  Within days, he has agreed to head to Berlin in the early days preceding WWII.  Hitler has placed his henchmen in place before he begins his master plan of conquering Europe with a formidable military force.  Hitler’s Aryan policies are beginning to be implemented, with a special hatred toward Jews and dwarfs during the telling of this story.  What exactly do the SS men who are following Shroeder everywhere want from him.  Shroeder knows of an amulet and parchment with a secret spell; he’s actually seen that it works but that it will kill whoever attempts to use it, so powerful is its mystical force.  The Germans want it as well and have given Shroeder three days to find it and turn it over or else! Billie, Schroeder’s daughter, seems oblivious to the looming threat.  She is a straight-forward character, it seems, who says she hates the Nazis but is also actually dating a German soldier.  She quite simply doesn’t realize the inherent danger of her father’s invitation to Berlin to cooperate with the German leaders.  When she meets Arlen Cavanagh, it seems she is so blasé about everything that no one suspects she could be anything other than tremendous to her scholarly father, Schroeder. A harrowing tale begins with the necessity of escaping Germany, but this journey is not going to be an easy one and there are dangers lurking in and around every corner of their meager existence. Horrific bestial moments serve as entertainment for German officers; a symbol of the terror they are to carry out in country after country across Europe!  Oh yes, the reader can predict to a certain degree on the effect of this now hidden artifact and how an escape will probably occur; but the ending is so, so, so stunning that it will leave you dazed for minutes, perhaps even hours.  No Dawn for Men again proves James LePore to be a superb crafter of thriller novels.  The action is relentless, the characters are stereotypical but move at all the right times and places, increasing the tension to a degree with no appropriate descriptive word but most assuredly there and very, very real!  Also recommended for lovers of historical fiction authors and those who perhaps could not speak of the wrongdoing behind them but certainly have decided not to let that travesty happen again! Highly, highly recommended!  
Anonymous 8 months ago
I have to quit reading - I'm at chapter 24, about 100 pages in and am just not enjoying. I'm not too sure what it's about. Flemming - Tolkin - Nazis - cruelty - depravity. I need something more enjoyable than this. I thougt about giving a 1 star, but felt that may be unfair since I didn't finish. JDL
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Save your time and money! by aj west
woodySP More than 1 year ago
intriguing but not so much
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blackbasketdog More than 1 year ago
I read with anticipation as the basis of the James Bond books and The Lord of the Rings were revealed. A fine mix of reality and fantasy.
Markwrn More than 1 year ago
I really like historical novels and I love the writings of JRR Tolkien. The author brought Tolkien to life in the setting of early Nazi Germany in a story filled with suspense, intrigue and romance. The way he worked a believeable version of Ian Fleming into the story made it even more enjoyable for me - a long-time James Bond fan. I loved reading it and recommend it to anyone who likes a mystery with real-life characters involved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A terrific read. Classic thriller set pre-world war 2. Tolkien and Fleming make wonderful heros in the drama of what was their own lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book tells yiu everything that has happened in nazi germany. About how he ran and stole the secret vile that makes the soliders have undead properties. Yep intresting secret. The soliders take te vile and they gain zombie like qualties.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not believable. I understand authors tried to use both Tolikien and Fleming's styles in the book. It didn't come off. Too much centered around the occult, and not enough around reality. Would have been better to stick to a more traditional WW II theme, like Fleming outsmarting the Nazis at every turn. While stealing super secret codes, or disrupting the Nazis military/industrial complex. Too left field for my tastes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Neither Bond or fantasy might try a little harry potter try a sample or borrow first chain reader