Fear on the streets. Death on every corner. But the real enemy is the brother at his side.
Short, heart-wrenching historical fiction on a large canvas from the founder of History In An Hour.
My Brother the Enemy is a story of jealousy, sibling rivalry and betrayal, and a desperate bid for freedom, set against a backdrop of Nazi oppression and war.
1936 – Exiled by the Nazi regime for their father's beliefs, Peter's love for his brother is slowly eroded as Martin proves himself to be ruthless and manipulative. When Monika comes into their young lives, their mutual jealousies heighten and threaten to tear them apart.
1941 – A childhood accident saves Peter from active service. His brother, posted to the killing fields of the Eastern Front, isn't so lucky.
1945 – Berlin is torn apart by Allied bombs. Amid the carnage and death that descends over the city, Martin returns from Russia – battered and embittered. The twins' seething bitterness and their shared love for Monika finally explodes with devastating consequences.
"I have read Rupert Colley's work before and he didn't disappoint me here again."
"A good, fast, page-turning read and I cared about the characters and wanted to know what happened to them."
"Fraternal jealousies and rivalries are searingly drawn."
"Could hardly stand to put it down but at the same time I didn't want to finish it! Would recommend to all."
"Turbulent historical setting? Check. Vivid descriptions? Check. Realistic and likeable central character? Check. Page-turning excitement? Check. Heart-stopping denouement? Check. Passion, heroism, betrayal? Check, check, and check."
Historical fiction with heart and drama.
Rupert Colley is the founder, editor and writer of the highly successful History In An Hour series of ebooks and audio, published by HarperCollins.
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About the Author
He was a librarian for a long time, a noble profession. Then he started a series called History In An Hour, "history for busy people", which he sold to HarperCollins UK.
Rupert now lives in London with his wife, two children and dog (a fluffy cockapoo) and writes historical fiction, mainly 20th century war and misery. Historical fiction with heart.