Lammas Night

Lammas Night What Magic Can Stop Adolf Hitler History s Most Evil Black Magician Modern WarThe year is Hitler s Germany is about to employ the secret arts of evil witchcraft to destroy England What can stop t

  • Title: Lammas Night
  • Author: Katherine Kurtz
  • ISBN: 9780345295163
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback
  • What Magic Can Stop Adolf Hitler History s Most Evil Black Magician Modern WarThe year is 1940 Hitler s Germany is about to employ the secret arts of evil witchcraft to destroy England What can stop them Ancient WeaponIt is the mission of John Graham, colonel in British Intelligence, to stop the onslaught of evil with an extraordinary strategy that defies all the ruleWhat Magic Can Stop Adolf Hitler History s Most Evil Black Magician Modern WarThe year is 1940 Hitler s Germany is about to employ the secret arts of evil witchcraft to destroy England What can stop them Ancient WeaponIt is the mission of John Graham, colonel in British Intelligence, to stop the onslaught of evil with an extraordinary strategy that defies all the rules of twentieth century warfare Unite the different witches covens throughout England, drawing upon powers that reach back through dark centuries, in a ritual of awesome sacrifice on the first night of August, the magicalLammas Night

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    1. I have two minor quibbles with this book, one related to style and one related to substance.My stylistic quibble is that the book seems to lean more towards tell than show. The tell is done skillfully, and it's hard to see how one might get around it when so much of it turns on historical episodes, but there are parts where it does feel a little slow. I cried at the end; I saw one part coming, hard as it was, but not (view spoiler)[Richard and Geoffrey volunteering to crew the Prince's final fli [...]

    2. Ten times more boring than you think.Apparently, Hitler is an occultist, and some very boring English Wiccans are trying to stop him by convening a grand coven of witches on Lammas Night in the hope they can implant a suggestion for him not to invade Britain. There's a lot of gas about old pagan Britain, but very little action: English and German Witches never really come into direct physical contact, and the bulk of the book is about the relation between two men, one who might be a human sacrif [...]

    3. This is my favorite novel by one of my favorite authors. A World War II spycraft novel, set during the Battle of Britain and incorporating a number of occult elements that were based on historical events, as well as the Divine Right of Kings and ritual succession and substitution and past lives. It is a complicated novel but she pulls it off very well. What is more interesting is that some of the elements of book are based on real events. Several occultists, including most famously Dion Fortune, [...]

    4. I've been wanting to read this for a while since it's kind of a cult classic. And it was OK. While there was a LOT of infodumping in the narrative, it was somewhat integrated into the plot. In many ways, though, it was very dated, and not in a fun way.

    5. One of my all-time favourite books, and proof (I reckon), that you can't judge a book by its cover. Because the cover of this one is really awful and hideously stereotyped. But insidetime to get it off the shelf again, and it still gets me at the end.

    6. The greatest sacrificeI've been meaning to read this book for decades.Keeping in mind that this is speculative fiction, so one has to let go of any deep attachment to historical accuracy, somehow Lammas Night still had me brushing up on British royalty of the past 120 years. There is a deep reverence for the many forms of the magical arts woven throughout this tale - an almost seamless blending of the mystical with the mundane which lends strength to the conviction of the characters' beliefs and [...]

    7. I finished reading Lamma’s Night about a week ago. I bought this back in '83 or '84 when it came out because I loved Kurtz’ Deryni fantasy series and it’s been waiting patiently on a shelf for me to discover it ever since. Its waiting wasn’t in vain; I’ve been trying to organize my huge pile of unread books and there it was (along with four unread books from the Deryni series).The big swastika on the cover caught my attention and the tagline of the cover “Could the witches of England [...]

    8. Here we have a strange "what if" scenario, set during 1940 when German invasion of Britain seemed imminent, and people in MI6 are desperate to protect Britain by every means possible. Strangely, my opinion hasn't changed since the first (and only) prior reading many years ago. The writing is good, as expected, and the characters live and breathe as people. The setting surrounds them appropriately without being dwelt upon but the plot just doesn't grab me. I walked away feeling a little meh, whic [...]

    9. Supposedly, this is a story that reflects a real happening in which several covens convened in Britain to simultaneously make a "cone of power" in hopes to send a psychic message to Adolf Hitler to warn him off any future invasion of Britain. The event supposedly happened on Lammas Night, August 2, 1940. The book is set right around that time, where a local occult group now headed by one Sir John Graham (Gray) is trying to muster up support for that same event, only to meet rejection after rejec [...]

    10. This was not what I expected.The main character is a male. There is only one female character in this one and she is not prominently featured. Britain is at war. Hitler has invaded France and is now preparing to invade England. The tiny island has experienced this before and all those of the old faith now prepare to stop Hitler. Enter Graham called Gray whom spy system informs him Hitler is now involved in black magic. Enter Prince William of the royal blood (a prince who never actually existed) [...]

    11. Fair to good representation of Witchcraft as a relgion. The mysticism was portrayed quite well as was the traditional structure and secrecy of covens, circles, and groves. Not to mention the rivalry! I was disturbed (deeply) by the seemingly blind acceptance of the need for human sacrifice. Perhaps there are very traditional European groups that belive that way. . but I don't know of any. But then who would unless they were members ?

    12. A classic novel of occult forces in World War II, now available as an ebook.The witches, occultists, and Druids of Britain must band together to counter Hitler's black magicians and avert an invasion. But the price may be higher than they are willing to pay. All of the characters are fictional, but the events may have some basis in fact.Recommended.

    13. Lamas NightWorld War II is in full swing, the British are evacuating Dunkirk. Among the soldiers and the intelligence people fleeing , a British agent named Michael Jordan is among them. On his person are some valuable photographs about the Nazi occult program. Wounded and making his way across the English Channel even after the boat he is on sinks, Michael must get to John Graham. Michael is also a member of a witch cult.From the bowels of Germanys' occult program, John Graham, witch father and [...]

    14. Read this book if you like a black and white depiction of the war, you feel the British monarchy is necessary and purposeful, you don't care about there only being one major female character among many male ones, and you're curious about how occultism in England might have been in the 1940s (in Kurtz's view).The premise is what made me start to read it, and it's interesting that occultism was practiced on both sides during the war. It's a pity it doesn't deliver, because the book is well written [...]

    15. This story is not for everyone. I found the plot very interesting as it is about Hitler being a willing participant in the occult. Hitler's dealings included working g sigh astrologer and other occultists to help him make decisions for combat during WW2. An English coven comprised of members of the RAF and other high ranking families gather a grand coven and raise enough energy to stop Hitler. I enjoyed the book. It was a story that I could put down and pick up easily.

    16. This was a delightful and detailed look at what might have happened on Lammas Night in 1940, with realistic depictions of occult exercises that leave it firmly straddling the divide between fantasy thriller and realistic political fiction. Since there is so much that is known but so much more that is unknown about the occult involvement of the Third Reich, it is hard to say. Ms. Kurtz definitely makes a case for this theory, though.

    17. Her writing style seems very much to be more in the Telling vein rather than Showing. Especially when summarizing what was going on in the war. This causes me to skim a bit and sometimes wish that things would hurry along.However, I liked the premise.Cried at the end.

    18. OK but not great. Hard to follow in some of the ritual descriptions. Didn't find this as interesting as the other books by this author. Average read; nothing memorable about it. Disappointing.

    19. Reads more like a speculative thesis than an engaging novel or like a Dan Brown novel without the intrigue and mystery.

    20. Interesting premise, but it felt overly long at times. I set this aside à few times in favor of other books, but kept coming back hoping it would really grab me.

    21. The book tends to drag and get bogged down in repetition. This is a re-read and I am a bit pickier about what I read now than I was when I first read this book. Its a good tale but aside ffrom the two main characters, very few others become more than plot devices or cardboard background characters. I was disappointed.

    22. “Lammas Night” eBook was published in 2016 (original paper edition published in 1983) and was written by Katherin Kurtz (enpedia/wiki/Katheri). Ms. Kurtz published nearly 40 novels. I received a galley of this novel for review through netgalley. I categorize this novel as ‘PG’ because it contains scenes of Violence. The story is set in the early days (1940) of World War II. The British Expeditionary Force has barely escaped the continent through Dunkirk ahead of the German army. All of E [...]

    23. Lammas Night is an unusual piece of historical fiction. Set during WWII, it isn't big on physical action, rather it is more of a metaphysical human drama. Katherine Kurtz ingeniously blends historical fact with a fictional tale of the occult struggle to protect Britain against invasion by Hitler's forces. By taking history and bits of truth, such as Hitler's known fascination with astrology and the occult, Kurtz weaves a fascinating and seemingly possible tale - a hallmark of good fiction. She e [...]

    24. An interesting mash-up of history, alt-history, and urban fantasy melding WWII and the occult, the concept behind Lammas Night is a strong one: the witches of Britain banding together to counter the black magic of Nazi Germany to save the island.Strong concept. A little less strong in the execution. And badly hampered by the ham-fisted copy in the frontspiece that gave away a major plot point that should have been part of a slow build for later revelation in the novel, as well as making it seem [...]

    25. I thought this book started so slowly, but I found myself dreading reaching the end by the time I did. I mean, wow. This book is fantastic. I knew I was going to love it because the occult plus WWII is really just my favorite possible combination, but you just grow so attached to the characters. It’s hard to talk about this book without spoilers, since so much of the emotional impact comes from the end of the novel.Katherine Kurtz creates characters that draw you in and plots that make you ner [...]

    26. Within neo-pagan circles, there is a persistent legend that numerous British witches and occultists banded together during World War II, using magic to keep Hitler from invading Britain. I’m not convinced there was a huge organized effort, but I’m sure there were occultists in Britain at the time, and it would surprise me more if no one had tried to lay the magical smack down on the Führer. Katharine Kurtz uses this legend as the basis for Lammas Night.This historical fantasy centers on Joh [...]

    27. Would like to give this a 3.5 starts, but can't figure out how to do the 1/2! I was excited about the premise and the book is well written for sure. At times, though, I felt more like I was reading a history book. While the historical aspects provided a foundation and background to the story line, and even made me go and "google" some things, I did feel it bogged down somewhat in those areas where historical events were defined. Beyond that critique, I felt it was an enjoyable read; well-written [...]

    28. This is one of my favorite books. The premise is that on the eve of Hitler's planned invasion of England, the witches of England were summoned together to work magic to turn him away.At the heart of the story is the deep friendship between an English prince and the military intelligence agent who is the male leader of a coven, and the ancient tradition of the king sacrifice, in which royal blood is willingly spilled for the good of the land. The author weaves a suspenseful, moving story that com [...]

    29. This alternative history novel focuses on the myths and legends associated with the sacrificial Divine King combined with tales of magic workings being performed to protect Britain during World War II. It is an amazing read! In fact when I was done I researched just to be sure these weren't real historical figures.The novel explores themes of sacrifice for the greaer good, witchcraft and the Old Religion and even reincarnation. The characters are well-written and come across as people you wish y [...]

    30. An interesting premise, but it fell short. I like the weaving of fact and fiction; the development of the friendship between the Prince and Graham; the use of ritual and oaths. I didn't like how repetitive the plot was; how the past-life reviews were told in various forms but essentially the same material; and how many typos within my e-version. I expected more because of the higher ratings seen. It wasn't that good.

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