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A storming start for IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION

Book Mockup_out nowIN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION has had a great start. Thanks to everyone who has tweeted, shared, ordered the book and even reviewed it in time for the release.  

Here are the first reviews for the book: 

5.0 out of 5 stars In Search of a Revolution! March 26, 2015
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“For a real communist, countries don’t exist – there are only people.”In Search of A Revolution by Christoph Fischer is another great book that captivated my attention right away. I have read several of this author’s books and all have resonated with me in their own way. He writes with great passion and authority. They are mind-blowing reads that are all well-written, precise and more than anything effortless to get into. This latest book is no exception. This takes you to another place and time but feels familiar and comfy. A book that is not easy to put down once you have started. I was so immersed in the life of Zacharias, Ansgar and Raisa.

From the start I was totally hooked. There is so much heart that I was caught up with emotion as I read with great vigor and interest. This story is filled with lies, deceit, and big drama. The suspense had me holding on, quickening my pace, reading is a fury! Loved the mystery that was In Search of A Revolution!

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“Just imagine what the world will be like in a few years if we succeed? There won’t be any class differences and no divide between rich and poor. You’ll look at a man and you won’t have to worry how to address him and how to pay him the respect that society demands for his status. Everyone will get respect and address in the same fair manner, nobody will have more than their neighbour and there won’t be any more need for crimes. Nobody will look down on a farmer like you. How is that not worth fighting for?”

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5.0 out of 5 stars Idealogogy put to the test by real life March 26, 2015
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Christoph is amazing! I am glad he has decided to do another historical novel! In this book, we meet Zacharias, a young man from a wealthy family, and his best friend, Angsar who is the son of a pig farmer. The story takes place between Denmark and Finland at the time of WWII. These two unlikely friends both want the best for their people. Zacharias believes everyone is equal and is quickly enchanted with the ideals of communism by his charismatic teacher Beck. Angsar wants the monarchy to continue and bring peace. Zacharias goes to Finland to help the Red Guard fight to create a communistic state in Finland. The White Guard wants to return to the monarchy and has asked Germany to aid them to defeat the Red Guard. We meet Raisa, a Finnish nurse, when Zacharias is injured during the Red Guard’s defeat. She just wants to live in peace and have a home. She tries to seduce Zacharias and he tells her that he will never love her. Angsar comes to Finland because of a scandal he is involved in after he joins the army in Denmark. He finds Raisa and moves in while Zacharias has returned home to Denmark to find his way. copenhagen-237561_640The story unfolds as each man faces the truth of their convictions and realizes there is no right answer. Amazing detail about the times and the pitfalls of blindly following any ideology.

Great book!

*****
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In Search of A Revolution
Christoph Fischer 1970364_10151968312536960_1915037163_nIn Search of A Revolution is a superb work from a great writer of historical fiction.

The creative genius of Fischer always excels with each book as fans of his other works will only know too well. The dynamics involved with the author’s writing are exceptional.

Zacharias and Angsar are extremely well written characters and readers of WWII, the Red Guard, Communists, Fascists and political issues will be captivated by the wonderful story-telling.

A compelling read!

IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION suojeluskunta2

http://smarturl.it/SearchofRevolution

In 1918 young Zacharias Nielsen boards a ship in Copenhagen to join the Red Guards in the Finnish Civil War.Encouraged by an idolised teacher with communist leanings, he follows the call for help from his Nordic Comrades, despite his privileged background.

His best friend, Ansgar, has opposing political ideals to Zacharias but, for his own personal reasons, finds himself soon stuck in the Scandinavian North with Zacharias and Raisa, a Finnish nurse who helps them in their new life.

Through the years that follow the brotherly war the trio see the political landscape in Finland and Europe change as Communists and Fascists try to make their mark and attempt to change the world order.

Our heroes must find their own personal and ideological place in these turbulent times as friendship, honour, idealism and love triangles bring out some personal truths.

The book spans almost thirty years of history and the various Finnish conflicts: Civil War, Winter War, Continuation War and the Lapland War. Watch the political and personal self discovery of characters in search of their own revolution.

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CHRISTOPH FISCHER christoph-fischer

Short Biography:

Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small hamlet, not far from Bath.  He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.

Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; ‘Sebastian’ in May 2013 and The Black Eagle Inn in October 2013. “Time To Let Go” , his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions” in October 2014. His medical thriller “The Healer” was released in January 2015.

He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

Website: http://www.christophfischerbooks.com/

Blog: https://writerchristophfischer.wordpress.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6590171.Christoph_Fischer

Amazon: http://ow.ly/BtveY

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CFFBooks

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/christophffisch/

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The Magical Mythical Tour…

Originally posted on historywithatwist:

When it comes to telling stories, there’s an abundance of formats on offer, from crime and romance to horror and mystery, and everything else in between.

History is just another form of storytelling, and myths a more elaborate and creative form of history… stories of events that have been twisted and coloured over time as they pass from one mouth to the next.

Myths are important because they help shape how we view the world, through our belief in them or our dismissal of their message.

I got involved in a project a few months back, which had a little to do with myths, and which is finally coming to fruition. A group of very talented authors (and I do mean that) got together to write an anthology of short stories on the subject of trolls.

Why trolls were chosen, I don’t know, but it was a good choice, because…

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Excerpt 3 from IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION

My new novel Book Mockup_out nowIN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION will be released today, on March 26th. Below is the blurb and an excerpt to whet your appetite (FInd the book on Amazon) In 1918 young Zacharias Nielsen boards a ship in Copenhagen to join the Red Guards in the Finnish Civil War. Encouraged by an idolised teacher with communist leanings, he follows the call for help from his Nordic Comrades, despite his privileged background. His best friend, Ansgar, has opposing political ideals to Zacharias but, for his own personal reasons, finds himself soon stuck in the Scandinavian North with Zacharias and Raisa, a Finnish nurse who helps them in their new life. Through the years that follow the brotherly war the trio see the political landscape in Finland and Europe change as Communists and Fascists try to make their mark and attempt to change the world order. Our heroes must find their own personal and ideological place in these turbulent times as friendship, honour, idealism and love triangles bring out some personal truths. JK002 The book spans almost thirty years of history and the various Finnish conflicts: Civil War, Winter War, Continuation War and the Lapland War. Watch the political and personal self discovery of characters in search of their own revolution.

Here is another short excerpt from the book:

“You remind me of one of my childhood friends,” Baroness von Falckens told Line on her sick bed in the servant quarters. The lady of the house had not been to those parts of the building in years, and her visit earned Line a lot of jealousy from the other employees. “You’re so full of drama, as if life needed such extreme responses to our mundane little problems. I can see why you got carried away but you must know that your life should never depend on the love of a man, especially not someone so unworthy and shallow.” images (5) “You don’t understand,” Line said, still weak from the journey and unsure how much she could argue with a woman who had shown her such unexpected generosity. “Oh I do understand, my dear. You love him but he won’t return your feelings. It’s the same sad old story since mankind has begun. There’s nothing unique about it – don’t fool yourself – really it should bore you just as much as it bores me. Maybe if you had attempted to kill yourself because an aristocrat or wealthy industrialist had abandoned you, now that would have made at least a little bit more sense. The man that you bemoan has been a selfish wastrel, a little and meaningless man, who had nothing to give to you and was hardly worth looking at. Why you even thought him worth your time is beyond me. Why any woman would, even. When you reach my age you look back on your life and regret that you let men have the say over your life for so long. I think about all the happy moments they gave me and I realise those were very few and they were hardly worth the price I paid for them. One day you’ll see it like me and then you’ll be thanking your lucky stars that someone found and saved you.”  copenhagen-237561_640 “It was him that saved me!” she said in his defence. “That was the least he could do after putting you in that awkward position in the first place,” the Baroness said angrily. “He should have thought about you and your feelings before leading you on. After all you’ve done for him, he should be ashamed.” “You don’t know him,” Line insisted. “He’s a very good man with high ideals. He fights for a society that you would approve of and that comes before everything, even his friends, his family and his own life. Isn’t it heroic to risk everything for your beliefs?” “Heroic as that may be,” the old woman disagreed, “It shows you have no place in his life. Where is he now? When is the last time you‘ve even seen him? And there is your answer! He’s not deserving of you!” “I know he’s very busy with a new scheme,” Line said, but with lessening conviction. “How come you’re so sure he’s not making this up to have you believe he is a hero?” the Baroness asked. “We can be so gullible when we are blinded by love. This man does not strike me as reliable and trustworthy.”suojeluskunta2 “You’ll have to trust me,” Line said shyly.  “I might be persuaded to trust you in anything else but not where that man is concerned.” The Baroness laughed and threw her head back. “I doubt that there is anything commendable about that man and someone has to prove it before you are going to try something stupid again.” The book on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/SearchofRevolution and on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25113498-in-search-of-a-revolution book adMeanwhile “The Luck of the Weissensteiners”, my first historical novel about Slovakia during WW2 is part of a multi-author $.099 10 book box set: “At Odds with Destiny” Bestselling, critically acclaimed, and notoriously creative authors from across the book continuum join forces to bring you At Odds with Destiny, everything you’ve wanted in a boxed set but thought you’d never find: full-length novels brimming with myth, fantasy, mystery, history, romance, drama, originality, heroism, and suspense. Finding themselves at odds with destiny, the characters in these stories fight to shape their future and define who they are. Come follow them in their amazing journeys. ✿ Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SHYGG7C/ ✿ Nook: http://tinyurl.com/at-odds4nook ✿ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id959421650 ✿ Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/at-odds-with-destiny ✿ Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/511673 CHRISTOPH FISCHER 922159_10151345337037132_1303709604_o Short Biography: Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small hamlet, not far from Bath.  He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family. Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; ‘Sebastian’ in May 2013 and The Black Eagle Inn in October 2013. “Time To Let Go” , his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions” in October 2014. His medical thriller “The Healer” was released in January 2015. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation. Website: http://www.christophfischerbooks.com/ Blog: https://writerchristophfischer.wordpress.com/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6590171.Christoph_Fischer Amazon: http://ow.ly/BtveY Twitter: https://twitter.com/CFFBooks Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/christophffisch/ Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/106213860775307052243 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=241333846 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WriterChristophFischer?ref=hl

Holger Beck, the pied piper in the #historical novel IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION

in search of a revolution - redoneMy last character portrait from In Search of A Revolution is that of Holger Beck, a young and charismatic teacher with communist leanings.

When he arrives at the school with his red scarf and goatee he has the entire class hang on his every word. Handsome, engaging and good with words he soon has a steady following amongst hqdefaulthis students.

He sets up clandestine meetings for his best students and teaches them about Communism and the hopes for a better world.

Zacharias is one of many that get caught in his sphere of influence but he’s the only one who decides to follow the call of the pied piper and travel to Finland to fight for alexander_skarsgard_by_nazaretquintana-d5oertmthe cause.

I think we all have fallen for charlatans, manipulators and big speakers at some point in our lives, for people who were all talk but didn’t do much themselves.

Beck in my view is a slightly narcistic teacher who fancies himself as leader and a figure of importance and who needs the admiration from others more than he needs his principles. He finds it easy to impress some.  996TEP_Willem_Dafoe_027

In a film I would quite like Alexander Skarsgaard to take the role, or maybe Willem Dafoe. Charismatic actors with an innate ambiguity that is seductive, yet shows that there is a dangerous or dark side to them, too.

The Book is out tomorrow. You can pre-order it on Amazon already.

 Link to an excerpt from the book 

IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION suojeluskunta2

In 1918 young Zacharias Nielsen boards a ship in Copenhagen to join the Red Guards in the Finnish Civil War.Encouraged by an idolised teacher with communist leanings, he follows the call for help from his Nordic Comrades, despite his privileged background.

His best friend, Ansgar, has opposing political ideals to Zacharias but, for his own personal reasons, finds himself soon stuck in the Scandinavian North with Zacharias and Raisa, a Finnish nurse who helps them in their new life.

Through the years that follow the brotherly war the trio see the political landscape in Finland and Europe change as Communists and Fascists try to make their mark and attempt to change the world order. 10845947_10152477727621603_5027740616717636624_n

Our heroes must find their own personal and ideological place in these turbulent times as friendship, honour, idealism and love triangles bring out some personal truths.

The book spans almost thirty years of history and the various Finnish conflicts: Civil War, Winter War, Continuation War and the Lapland War. Watch the political and personal self discovery of characters in search of their own revolution.

CHRISTOPH FISCHER 922159_10151345337037132_1303709604_o

Short Biography:

Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small hamlet, not far from Bath.  He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.

Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; ‘Sebastian’ in May 2013 and The Black Eagle Inn in October 2013. “Time To Let Go” , his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions” in October 2014. His medical thriller “The Healer” was released in January 2015.

He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

Website: http://www.christophfischerbooks.com/

Blog: https://writerchristophfischer.wordpress.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6590171.Christoph_Fischer

Amazon: http://ow.ly/BtveY

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CFFBooks

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/christophffisch/

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Line, a character from my #historical #novel IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION

in search of a revolution - redoneLine Holm, nee Nielsen, is another key character in my novel IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION.

She appears late in the book and in time to unhinge the dynamics of the trio once again. 

A cousin of Zacharias from Copenhagen and a tough and judgemental woman she is less of an idealist in her political convictions.copenhagen-237561_640

Beautiful and strong headed she has a different agenda and has her own perspective on the wars and politics in Europe.

Trophy wife to a famous images (28)lawyer in Denmark and accustomed to a life of prestige and privilege, her arrival in Finland marks the most radical transformation and represents a huge challenge.

images (7)How will she fit into the group dynamics? What is her story and agenda? Will she be a good or a bad influence? Will she change for better or for worse?

Although Line may come off as bad character at times, I feel for her and love her resourcefulness and determination.

Whether she can redeem herself will remain to be seen.

As writer, I enjoyed her very much, though.


In a film version Kristin Scott Thomas could be a good choice.

IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION suojeluskunta2

In 1918 young Zacharias Nielsen boards a ship in Copenhagen to join the Red Guards in the Finnish Civil War.Encouraged by an idolised teacher with communist leanings, he follows the call for help from his Nordic Comrades, despite his privileged background.

His best friend, Ansgar, has opposing political ideals to Zacharias but, for his own personal reasons, finds himself soon stuck in the Scandinavian North with Zacharias and Raisa, a Finnish nurse who helps them in their new life.

Through the years that follow the brotherly war the trio see the political landscape in Finland and Europe change as Communists and Fascists try to make their mark and attempt to change the world order. 10845947_10152477727621603_5027740616717636624_n

Our heroes must find their own personal and ideological place in these turbulent times as friendship, honour, idealism and love triangles bring out some personal truths.

The book spans almost thirty years of history and the various Finnish conflicts: Civil War, Winter War, Continuation War and the Lapland War. Watch the political and personal self discovery of characters in search of their own revolution.

CHRISTOPH FISCHER 922159_10151345337037132_1303709604_o

Short Biography:

Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small hamlet, not far from Bath.  He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.

Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; ‘Sebastian’ in May 2013 and The Black Eagle Inn in October 2013. “Time To Let Go” , his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions” in October 2014. His medical thriller “The Healer” was released in January 2015.

He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

Website: http://www.christophfischerbooks.com/

Blog: https://writerchristophfischer.wordpress.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6590171.Christoph_Fischer

Amazon: http://ow.ly/BtveY

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CFFBooks

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/christophffisch/

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IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION and Finnish History

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Finnish History.

The idea for IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION was born when I came across an article about the Finnish Civil War. I thought that I knew about European History but this conflict was news to me.

Ashamed and intrigued alike, I read up on the subject on Wikipedia and then I ordered a book about the subject.

Finnish Independence from Russia was almost accidental when Russia was too preoccupied with its own Revolution. The Finnish Parliament and Army were answerable only to the Tsar. With his death came a situation of legal un-clarity. Russian soldiers and citizens, who didn’t want to return to a now Soviet Russia, remained in Finland, robbing, stealing and contributing to the lawless chaos.

In images (8)response, bands of men formed as civil defence corps. In cities and industrial centres those tended to be associated with trade unions and left leaning groups, leading to a Red controlled southern Finland. In other areas those corps were of a more conservative nature and they sought the support from the (formerly Tsarist) army.

Distrust was mutual: the Red Guards were suspicious of the (Tsarist Russian) army, whereas the White Guards feared a Red Revolution as had happened in Russia. When the army demanded that the Red Guards disarm, a civil war broke out.

I soon learnt  thimages (4)at the Civil War was not the only thing I hadn’t known about the country. Disputes between Finland and Russia over territories led to a series of minor conflicts that happened around the same time as the two World Wars, although almost entirely independent from them: the Winter War, the Continuation War and the Lapland War.images (3)

I hope you will enjoy the historical information within my book as much as the storyline and the characters.

IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION will be released on March 26th. (you can already pre-order the book on Amazon)

Link to the first excerpt

In 1918 young Zacharias Nielsen boards a ship in Copenhagen to join the Red Guards in the Finnish Civil War.  Encouraged by an idolised teacher with communist leanings, he follows the call for help from his Nordic Comrades, despite his privileged background. His best friend, Ansgar, has opposing political ideals to Zacharias but, for his own personal reasons, finds himself soon stuck in the Scandinavian North with Zacharias and Raisa, a Finnish nurse who helps them in their new life. Through the years that follow the brotherly war the trio see the political landscape in Finland and Europe change as Communists and Fascists try to make their mark and attempt to change the world order. Our heroes must find their own personal and ideological place in these turbulent times as friendship, honour, idealism and love triangles bring out some personal truths. JK002 The book spans almost thirty years of history and the various Finnish conflicts: Civil War, Winter War, Continuation War and the Lapland War. Watch the political and personal self discovery of characters in search of their own revolution.

 

The book on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/SearchofRevolution

and on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25113498-in-search-of-a-revolution

Link to the first excerpt

Meanwhile “The Luck of the Weissensteiners“, my first historical novel about Slovakia during WW2 is part of a multi-author $.099 10 book box set: “At Odds with Destiny” cover3

Bestselling, critically acclaimed, and notoriously creative authors from across the book continuum join forces to bring you At Odds with Destiny, everything you’ve wanted in a boxed set but thought you’d never find: full-length novels brimming with myth, fantasy, mystery, history, romance, drama, originality, heroism, and suspense. Finding themselves at odds with destiny, the characters in these stories fight to shape their future and define who they are. Come follow them in their amazing journeys.

✿ Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SHYGG7C/
✿ Nook: http://tinyurl.com/at-odds4nook
✿ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id959421650
✿ Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/at-odds-with-destiny
✿ Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/511673

 

CHRISTOPH FISCHER 922159_10151345337037132_1303709604_o

Short Biography:

Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small hamlet, not far from Bath.  He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.

Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; ‘Sebastian’ in May 2013 and The Black Eagle Inn in October 2013. “Time To Let Go” , his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions” in October 2014. His medical thriller “The Healer” was released in January 2015.

He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

Website: http://www.christophfischerbooks.com/

Blog: https://writerchristophfischer.wordpress.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6590171.Christoph_Fischer

Amazon: http://ow.ly/BtveY

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CFFBooks

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/christophffisch/

Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/106213860775307052243

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=241333846

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WriterChristophFischer?ref=hl

Five Star Treatment – Conditions by Christoph Fischer

Originally posted on Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life:

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The Five Star Treatment today is for author Christoph Fischer and  his novel Conditions. You will find the links to connect with Christoph at the end of the post and please do pop over to his terrific blog here on wordpress where you will find a comprehensive list of recommended books to read.

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About the Book

When Charles and Tony’s mother dies the estranged brothers must struggle to pick up the pieces, particularly so given that one of them is mentally challenged and the other bitter about his place within the family.

The conflict is drawn out over materialistic issues, but there are other underlying problems which go to the heart of what it means to be part of a family which, in one way or another. has cast one aside.

Prejudice, misconceptions and the human condition in all forms feature in this contemporary drama revolving around a group of…

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Excerpt 2 from IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION

in search of a revolution - redone My new novel IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION will be released on March 26th. Below the blurb is another excerpt to whet your appetite (you can already pre-order the book on Amazon)

Link to the first excerpt

In 1918 young Zacharias Nielsen boards a ship in Copenhagen to join the Red Guards in the Finnish Civil War.  Encouraged by an idolised teacher with communist leanings, he follows the call for help from his Nordic Comrades, despite his privileged background. His best friend, Ansgar, has opposing political ideals to Zacharias but, for his own personal reasons, finds himself soon stuck in the Scandinavian North with Zacharias and Raisa, a Finnish nurse who helps them in their new life. Through the years that follow the brotherly war the trio see the political landscape in Finland and Europe change as Communists and Fascists try to make their mark and attempt to change the world order. Our heroes must find their own personal and ideological place in these turbulent times as friendship, honour, idealism and love triangles bring out some personal truths. JK002 The book spans almost thirty years of history and the various Finnish conflicts: Civil War, Winter War, Continuation War and the Lapland War. Watch the political and personal self discovery of characters in search of their own revolution.

Here is another short excerpt from the book:

During this time Germany not only completed the Norwegian campaign, it also invaded Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands in one swift motion. Line and Ansgar were both delighted and cheered at the event while Raisa was fuming about the situation at home and abroad. To her those celebrations were stupidity and ignorance, but she managed to keep her thoughts to herself and made Zacharias do the same. There was no point in creating more controversy and widening the gap between the camps in the apartment as they had widened in Europe.images (3)

By June the Baltic countries had lost their independence and had become part of the greater Soviet Union. Line gloated about how accurate her assessment of Stalin had been.  Her behaviour irritated the already somewhat worn out and disappointed Raisa.

“If Stalin does anything you find it despicable but when Hitler does the same you cheer? How can you have such double standards?” she asked Line.

“Oh Raisa, I’ve said it time and time again. Hitler brings employment and wealth, Stalin brings forced labour and misery. I just hope Hitler hasn’t traded Finland with Stalin for Sweden or Hungary,” Line said, ignoring the insulting tone.images (8)

“She’s right,” Ansgar chipped in. “Finland has got to be careful. I think the Government should invite Hitler in before it’s too late.”

“I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything so stupid in my entire life,” Raisa said frustrated. “Hitler won’t do anything to stir problems with Stalin. And if he did, Finland would be at best a German province with no say whatsoever. Is that what you nationalists want? Would you rather lose your precious national independence? How could you be so naïve to think Hitler wouldn’t take your money and put it in the German military budget? There is no better side!”

“Rather his military budget than Stalin’s!” Line said stubbornly.images (4)

“Well, why don’t the two of you go pack your bags and go to Denmark or to Germany and join his army?” Raisa screamed. “What’s keeping you here? … Get out! The two of you!”

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Link to the first excerpt

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Short Biography:

Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small hamlet, not far from Bath.  He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.

Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; ‘Sebastian’ in May 2013 and The Black Eagle Inn in October 2013. “Time To Let Go” , his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions” in October 2014. His medical thriller “The Healer” was released in January 2015.

He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

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The Queen’s Envoy

writerchristophfischer:

A great post for a wonderful book. Highly recommended!

Originally posted on barsetshirediaries:

It occurs to me that on occasion I’m supposed to market my books and worse still promote myself. So, I shall make myself a Field Marshall which is about as promoted as I can get. That only leaves me to market the book.

Probably most people would market their first book, the one that started the whole series. I want to have a word about the second book in the series which in an effort to confuse is actually a prequel. It tells the story of the newly titled Lord David before he settled at home to become the unsung hero he actually is playing his part in village life.

In the early days of the Title , David also inherited a job.It didn’t matter that he was already employed as this new job had cachet and also came with an unread “You WILL do this”. And he would. The job…

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