Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Vengeance of Samuel Val

Samuel Val is blessed with a loving family and a tight-knit community in his Jewish village of Khruvina. He dreams of becoming Khruvina’s Rabbi, but his dreams are crushed when his family is slaughtered by Nazi Officer Viktor Naden, the Beast of Belorussia.

With Samuel left as Khruvina’s only survivor, he joins the anti-Nazi resistance group known as the Black Foxes. Determined to avenge his family, he swears to hunt down and destroy Viktor Naden. Samuel’s mission of vengeance, however, is put on hold when he is forced to escort a Jewish refugee to a safehouse operated by Black Fox Ten, a high-ranked member of the resistance.

While on his mission to save a life, Samuel discovers that the Beast of Belorussia might be closer than he thought. All at once, Samuel is given the chance to destroy Viktor Naden…but the cost will be high.

Will Samuel sell his soul for vengeance?
Book source ~ TWR Tour
1 September 2023
Historical Fiction
126 Pages

My Rating ~ 4 bites and a nibble

Samuel Val’s whole life is destroyed when Nazis come to his small town of Khruvina and kill everyone. As the only survivor, he joins the rebels known as the Black Foxes and vows to annihilate the one responsible, Viktor Naden, even if he dies in the attempt.

Wow. Talk about a book loaded with emotion. All kinds of emotions. There is no way to read this story and not come out unscathed. For being on the short side it packs quite a punch. Great characters, wonderful writing, and a world I wish had never existed. 

While this is part of a series it can be read as a standalone. It ties in with Fracture and if you want a richer, deeper understanding you can read that first, but it’s not required. Anyone who has an interest in History, especially WWII, then I highly recommend this Historical Fiction to give you possible stories viewed from a different angle of events during the Holocaust. Heartbreaking, but also with hope, you won’t want to miss it.

Elyse Hoffman is a best-selling author who strives to tell historical tales with new twists. Having studied WWII since the age of thirteen and with interests in fantasy and Jewish folklore, she loves to combine them in her writing. Elyse started writing novels at fourteen and finished her first historical fiction work at fifteen. She studied English, History, and Law at George Mason University. In her spare time, she loves to read, work on pretty keyboards, and hang out with her co-authors - her Goldendoodle Ari and her ex-feral cat, Echo.

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