August 1914 - In a Kentish village the prospect of war changes forever the way of life of three young people who have grown up together. This is their story of self-discovery.
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Countless individuals all over the world have strong recollections of the images, events, and lasting impact of World War II. Hundreds of movies have been made, as well as books written, about the great conflict with the noble aim of ending tyranny across the globe; however, while notably fewer people have as strong a recollection of World War I, it doesn't mean that the impact made by "The War To End All Wars" has had any less of an influence in shaping our common humanity. In A Pattern Of Shadows, author Terry Fairhead sets out to display the real effects of such an impact, and he does so in admirable fashion. Chronicling the experiences of three young innocents whose lives are irrevocably changed during the run-up to and ultimate unfolding of the Great War, Fairhead puts a starkly human face on what would otherwise become a staid footnote in the annals of world history. Through the bonds of love, heartbreak, and endurance that unite the youngsters, Shadows presents the reader with a microcosm of the greater collective experience shared by the entire world during a time of fear and growing anxiety over a very uncertain future. In compelling fashion, Fairhead recounts in striking detail the multilayered dimensions of such a momentous time in world history. For lovers of quality historical fiction rife with vivid characters and enrapturing storylines, A Pattern Of Shadows will surely not disappoint. Linda Waterson Apex Reviews