Thursday, March 22, 2018
#tbt: Megiddo's Shadow by Arthur Slade
Megiddo's Shadow by Arthur Slade. 290 p. Wendy Lamb Books, October, 2006. 0385909454. (Own.)
After Canadian sixteen-year-old Edward Bathe's brother is killed in action at the German front during World War I, he lies about his age in order to enlist. Told in the first person as well as letters, Edward's plans to avenge his brother's death are derailed first by an injury while training horses, then by transfer to Palestine to fight the Turks. This is a war story but also a story of grief and loss as Edward struggles to maintain his sanity. Engrossing and fast-paced, this is great for fans of historical fiction and/ or war stories.