History Literature / TheColdestWar

3rd Dec '16 2:00:26 PM TotemicHero
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''Someone is killing Britain's warlocks''.

''Twenty-two years after the Second World War, a precarious balance of power maintains the peace between Great Britain and the USSR. For decades, the warlocks have been all that stand between the British Empire and the Soviet Union-- a vast domain stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the shores of the English Channel. But now each death is another blow to Britain's security''.

''Meanwhile, a brother and sister escape from a top-secret research facility deep behind the Iron Curtain. Once subjects of a twisted Nazi experiment to imbue ordinary humans with extraordinary abilities, then prisoners of war in the vast Soviet effort to reverse engineer the Nazi technology, they head for England''.

''Because that's where former spy Raybould Marsh lives. And Gretel, the mad seer, has plans for him''.

''As Marsh is drawn back into the world of Milkweed, he discovers that Britain's darkest acts didn't end with the war. And as he strives to protect Queen and country, he's forced to confront his own willingness to accept victory at any cost.''




4th Apr '16 8:24:33 AM Damar
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* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Marsh doesn't care [[spoiler: Will helped the Soviets kill all the British warlocks because he wanted revenge for the Missing, the people sacrificed by Milkweed to make the Eidolons help to win the war]] it was done for the British Empire and that makes [[spoiler:Will] a traitor.

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* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Marsh doesn't care [[spoiler: Will helped the Soviets kill all the British warlocks because he wanted revenge for the Missing, the people sacrificed by Milkweed to make the Eidolons help to win the war]] it was done for the British Empire and that makes [[spoiler:Will] [[spoiler:Will]] a traitor.
4th Apr '16 8:24:15 AM Damar
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* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Marsh doesn't care [[spoiler: Will helped the Soviets kill all the British warlocks because he wanted revenge for the Missing, the people sacrificed by Milkweed to make the Eidolons help to win the war]] it was done for the British Empire and that makes [[spoiler:Will] a traitor.
22nd Nov '15 9:01:17 AM ActualScientist
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* ShoutOut: As Marsh is flipping through the channels of a radio, he lands on one playing "modern music from a group out of Liverpool." He doesn't think much of it and flips to a Big Band station.

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* ShoutOut: As Marsh is flipping through the channels of a radio, he lands on one playing "modern music from a [[Music/TheBeatles group out of Liverpool.Liverpool]]." He doesn't think much of it and flips to a Big Band station.
4th Oct '15 5:42:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* AmericaWinsTheWar - averted. America is barely even mentioned in the books. Instead of a superpower, it's suffering racial turmoil and a 40-year depression.
31st May '15 2:51:34 PM runamok
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* ShoutOut: As Marsh is flipping through the channels of a radio, he lands on one playing "modern music from a group out of Liverpool." He doesn't think much of it and flips to a Big Band station.
20th Apr '15 5:13:16 PM nombretomado
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* ColdWar - between the enormously successful U.S.S.R. and a rather diminished British Empire.

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* ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar - between the enormously successful U.S.S.R. and a rather diminished British Empire.
24th Jun '14 5:01:03 AM Odon
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* BalanceOfPower: The Soviet Union controls everything up to the English Channel, and has continued to develop the captured Willenskräfte technology. The United States is torn by internal strife and economic depression. The only thing keeping the Soviets from conquering the British Empire is the warlocks. Who are being killed off.



* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: After handing over the location of the warlocks to Will and turning down their offer of asylum in the Soviet Union, he suffers a near fatal accident as the Soviet's believe he's the last warlock on British soil.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: MakeItLookLikeAnAccident:
** The Soviet assassin uses his IntangibleMan abilities to reach into a warlock's chest and palpitate his heart, giving him the symptoms of a heart attack.
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After handing over the location of the warlocks to Will his KGB contact and turning down their offer of asylum in the Soviet Union, he Will suffers a near fatal traffic accident as the Soviet's believe he's the last warlock on British soil.
24th Jun '14 4:51:16 AM Odon
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* JustOneMan: Gretel needs to keep both Marsh and Will alive for her plan to work.

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* JustOneMan: Gretel needs to keep both Marsh and Will alive (throughout WW2 as well) for her plan to work.
24th Jun '14 4:45:52 AM Odon
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* OneLastJob: Klaus agrees to help Marsh in exchange for a new identity far from her sister.
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