My new novel IN 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. 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.” “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.” “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.” “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 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” 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 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