In this coming-of-age wartime trilogy, the relationship between two young cousins mirrors the emotions that led Hitler to power: the desire for territory and dominance.
1937 London. With WWII on the horizon, the Wilson cousins meet and trouble begins. Well-meaning Billy is no match for talented but devious Kenneth, who begins his invasion of Billy’s life. As the Wilson boys jockey for adult approval Kenneth’s porcelain looks and sweet manners blind the adults to his psychological bullying. Smaller and frail, but older, indulged Kenneth envies Billy’s superior strength and better home style. He manipulates and bests Billy at every turn who turns to an imaginary symbol of power, a Cossack sabre that he’s seen in the home of his father’s work colleague.
When war begins, evacuation follows. At first, it’s only Billy who goes while Kenneth takes over his school-friends.
Billy finds emotional support in his foster home, despite its hardships. He summons up his Cossack sabre icon to survive the bullying, emotional neglect and separation but the sabre has its own dark history.
It is not only war that determines how the boys develop, and, ultimately, how far their rivalry will stretch. The climax, post-war, causes a dramatic fall-out from which all around the boys must recover. Can Billy’s sturdy character rise to the challenge?
A Relative Invasion: The Trilogy is a thrilling, compelling, historical fiction series that will take the reader on an epic, unforgettable journey. A Relative Invasion is written in the best tradition of some of the world’s most renowned wartime fiction writers; it has a classic, effortless feel to it that made it a joy to read however it also has twists I did not see coming! As I read this series I did not want it to end, I was enchanted by the author’s incredible words from the first page, and this is all thanks to her addictive plot and extraordinary characters. That is why already I have to implore you lovely readers to read this book!
A Relative Invasion: The Trilogy is a phenomenal trilogy that will take its readers back in time and on a journey full of ups and downs galore. The reader in A Relative Invasion will be introduced to the Wilson cousins, Billy and Kenneth. The year is 1937 and the cousins meet in London however when they do, both of their lives will forever be changed, more so Billy’s. This is because although Kenneth seems to be sweet and well behaved, he is actually very manipulative and a bully and Billy suffers the brunt of this. The reader will follow the cousins on their journey, especially Billy’s as he finds refuge from his cousin Kenneth and learns to summon the strength he so needs and this book lovers is the short premise of this phenomenal trilogy!
A Relative Invasion is a historical fiction series that has an in-depth plot, and I have to say, I adore this! I love historical fiction novels with tons of depth and factual history because they are real and make the reader be able to immerse themselves in the story with no issue. This is the power of the author’s words; Rosalind Minett is a rare talent because she manages to grab the reader’s attention effortlessly and quickly. The synopsis of A Relative Invasion alone is flawless, it is a gripping and kept me reading until the very end! I found the plot of this series to be captivating, it absorbed me very early on and I never once got bored.
This again is all thanks to Rosalind Minett and her great talent for writing historical fiction! Rosalind Minett truly is an incredible author who has created a fantastic, brilliant story and it is evident to me that Rosalind Minett has invested an enormous amount of time into her novel because it is perfectly executed and full of vibrant, descriptive scenes.
The author of the series Rosalind Minett can only be described as a literary artisan. Writing for me is an art form, it is much of an art form as beautiful renaissance sculptures paintings and wonderfully executed movies that excite the viewer. The objective of any great writer is that of any artist; it is to communicate a message and to delight the recipient whether that be the listener, the viewer or the reader… in this case the reader. Rosalind Minett has wonderfully delighted me and has made me fall in love with literature all over again. She truly is an incredible talent who manages to grip her readers easily, and so I am in awe of her and her literature!
As A Relative Invasion is a sensational, thrilling as well as chilling story that will provoke your thoughts as well as entertain you, I have no choice but to award this stellar read five stars. If you are a reader who loves historical fiction novels, then this book is for you so do not miss out on the chance of reading it! Be sure to have a preview of the book below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!
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