The Black Sun Series, Book 3
by Giacometti; Ravenne
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 28 Jan 2021 | Archive Date 31 Mar 2021
'I can't wait to read the next instalment!' -Kindle customer, Amazon
'The 3rd instalment in a fantastic series.' -Julien, Amazon
'Excellent.' -Dominique, Amazon
'Such a pleasure to read [...] can be read as a standalone.' -Tacha, Amazon
July 1942. Never has the outcome of the war been more uncertain. Britain might have ruled out any risk of invasion, but Stalin's Russia is bowing under the blows of Hitler's armies.
The Nazis unleash an occult war in an attempt to tip the scales: whoever reunites the four sacred Swastikas will win.
Double agent Tristan Marcas sets out in search of the Romanov treasure, which is said to harbour the final relic. He's got no time to lose: the battle is about to come to a head...
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Average rating from 13 members
The final episode of the Black Sun Trilogy. All ends are tied up, there are some spectacular twists, but most importantly the book is believable. Good, bad and evil characters all play their parts in their hunt for relics which will determine the future of mankind. It's hard to say more without revealing spoilers. Recommended. Many thanks to Hodder and Stoughton, and NetGalley for an ARC.
We are now in 1942 and this is the 3rd and final instalment of this trilogy. Tristan Marcus is still searching for the mystical swastikas. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series which at times has been very tense and action packed. Will all swastikas be found? Will their hidden power be used? Read and find out.
Great ending of the great story! I really enjoyed this and I’m sorry the journey is over. Maybe in some other book we’ll find out what happened after. Once more, my big thank to Net Galley and Hodder & Stoughton for given me opportunity to read ARC in exchange for my honest review.
An excellent read for those of us who enjoy a good WWII story. Since we all know the ending the writing is what makes these stories compelling. I found myself immersed in WWII London and Paris wondering what fate had in store for the characters. The one torture scene is exceptionally well written. The characters are realistic and human. The authors have done an excellent job of researching WWII and the German leader's fascination with the occult. The story line is interesting and full of twist and turns, like any good spy story.
Hitler’s interest in the occult is well documented, but how would the war have ended if Germany had been able to harness the powers that he hoped to find? The first book of the Black Sun Series introduced the story of the four sacred swastikas and the idea that their possession could ensure victory. Germany acquired one, a second one was sent to America for safety and a third was lost in Venice. Hellbound completes the trilogy with the search for the fourth symbol. Tristan Marcus, a Frenchman, has been working for Himmler to recover the symbols. Unbeknownst to Himmler, he is also working for Malorley of the SOE to prevent Himmler’s success. Opening with the death of Tsar Nicholas, who had possessed the fourth symbol, the story quickly moves to Germany, Paris and its’ catacombs and finally to England. The outcome of WWII is a matter of history, but Giacometti and Ravenne make the journey to that outcome an exciting one. I would like to thank NetGalley and Hodder and Stoughton for providing this book for my review.
My thanks to Hodder & Stoughton for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Hellbound’ by Eric Giacometti & Jacques Ravenne in exchange for an honest review. It was originally published in the French language in 2020 and translated into English by Maren Baudet-Lackner in January 2021. I did purchase its ebook and audiobook editions on publication. ‘Hellbound’ is the third and final book in their Black Sun Trilogy of historical thrillers set during World War II. Following the events in ‘The Four Symbols’ and ‘Good & Evil’, the hunt for the final relic reaches its climax. It is now July 1942 and while Britain has ruled out the risk of invasion, Russia is suffering as Hitler's armies continue their assault. Stalin and Churchill meet to plan strategies. Meanwhile, the Nazis continue their occult war seeking to tip the scales in their favour. Double agent Tristan Marcas is searching for the Romanov treasure, which is said to harbour the final of the four sacred Swastikas as the battle comes to a head... This has been a cracking adventure that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I have appreciated the degree of historical research within this trilogy, especially with respect to its occult aspects. I am hoping that following the success of this trilogy that further novels by Eric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne will be published in English.
I had a lot of fun in reading this series and this is the excellent last installment. It's highly entertaining and well written, it kept me hooked and entertained. Highly recommended. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine