[EBOOK/EPUB] Hearts of Stone
Simon Scarrow ð 7 ead & downloadHearts of StoneBy Simon Scarrow Beautiful Simply Beautiful Whenever I pick up any book based on war it is me wanting my conscious self to have a ealisation of what has happened in the world what has been happening in the world and what could still happen in this world How the war changes things changes people changes your priorities And this book did not disappoint me egarding that at all The war based books which I ve ead so far the setting was either in France or Russia or Poland or Germany And the brutal horrifying things which occurred were pretty much the same But the Greece s account in this book was a new insight to my existing knowledge A complete new picture of how this war was dealt with The fights in the hills near the cliff and amazing account of the submarine battle under the water was beautifully described Though I am not sure if I should be using that adjective but I want to convey how I eally lived through it all while eading So three friends from two different countries separate while vowing they d meet each other again But the fate had something different in mind for The bitter irony is that they do meet although not as friends but as enemies And so had changed since thenEven before the war Andreas Katarides was devoted to do something for the country Fight live and die for the country When the war started Eleini Thesskoudis joins in the esistance for the same cause fight and live to see your country free Their patriotism was commendable but Peter Muller s was not I ll be brutally honest here I do not understand how can you support your own country when your sensible brain cells can clearly detect whatever your country is doing is wrong They are invading other s land Stealing from them starving them killing them Heck filtered out an entire ace and put them in camps to eventually put them to their death So just how and why do you want to support them For what The least you could do is let your own country s people ealize this and inturn help them aise awareness so that something can be done about it So that your country improves Prevents it from being the bad guy And that s exactly what Dr Miller did or tried doing before he was executed for being a traitor But Peter never knew until it was too lateAnd if any Peter fans are
Reading This They Canthis they can eading the eview ight here and now Peter is pathetic Yes you heard me pathetic He meets Eleini s parents Inspector and Rosa Thesskoudis Them despite knowing Peter is an enemy now belongs to a country which is giving them a very hard time they give him a warm welcome ask him how he is as they used to do when they were still friends And while doing that they also let him ealise they cannot meet him like this any as they serve their country as much as he does and wouldn t wanna be called as a traitor by calling him inside and politely ask him to leave How does he eact Eleini wouldn t have wanted me be treated this way GrEeKs ArE sO pRoUd Those were not the exact lines it s almost close to itAnyway the point is from that moment Peter lost whatever espect I had for him Not only did he seem to me as some sort of Jingoistic being but also an insensitive Although yes I agree he couldn t shake off the image of the boy getting shot by the person Heinrich Steiner but he also didn t bat an eye when Eleini s parents were being executed in broad daylight He simply looked on Would he have watched in the same manner if Eleini were in their place Would he And egarding her parent s execution I cannot imagine what Eleini had to go through that moment While eadi. 1938 A perfect summer on the Greek island of Lefkas for three young people untroubled by the simmering politics of Europe Peter visiting from Germany while his father leads an archaeological dig has become close friends with locals Andreas and Eleni As the world slides towa. .
Ng I was wondering what all could have happened with the options Eleini had Stay in the cave and never surrender be a devoted esistance fighter and make this decision for the greater good Surrender while maybe poisoning yourself so that you don t give anything away Surrender let them break you until you die Surrender let them break you until you actually compromise the esistance bands and then dieIn any of these cases it was sure
that neither Eleini nor her parents would have survived thisneither Eleini nor her parents have survived this It Eleini s call to make when she was in that suare to give herself away or not And she almost did had Andreas not prevented her from doing so And this would never have happened had Heinrich not been the commanding officer for them that time And one thing I ve noticed in this book is the very topic Simon started the book with that same topic was used to end the trio s story for us Deiter Muller grandson of Peter meets Anna Thesskoudis grand daughter of Eleini as he wants to uncover the cave which Dr Muller discovered all those years ago The cave which could have the tomb of Odysseus in its possession And the very same place ended up being the esting place of Andreas The place where the trio meet as they had vowed to do so and they part for the last ever time It was heartbreaking in a poetic way Also Peter s fans AND history lovers can stop eading at this point you ve been warned I will never understand the obsession with the tomb of Odysseus in a middle of war and post that for that matter I agree it is ancient I agree they just uncovered something which was alive 30k years ago I agree with this people will come all over the world to look at its civilisation and all that I very much agree But which people are you talking about The same ones who are being slaughtered in this war as you speak People are being starved killed tortured and you are here caring about protecting the tomb of Odysseus Yes I m eferring to Peter here as Heinrich was anyway a lost case One moment he plans to conceal the cave forever if found so that Heinrich doesn t gets his hand on it And another moment he s easoning with his dying childhood friend for not blowing up the cave because then tHe AnCiEnT CiViLiSaTiOn WiLl bE lOsT After carrying Eleini to a safe place I wasn t expecting him to eturn for Andreas anyway But when Andreas did blow up to the cave what is Peter most disappointed for Not for his dead friend but losing the tomb of a person who has been dead thousands of year ago You e freakingly impossible Peter And from this even Deiter was no better Anna here is trying to tell him she wouldn t allow him to take Eleini back to Greece to point out the location of cave because that s the esting place of Andreas and it shouldn t be wise
to disturb it AT LEAST when Eleini is alive And how does he espond You are being sentimental Anna Nodisturb it AT LEAST when Eleini is alive And how does he espond You are being sentimental Anna No Peter s blood uns in his veins If Eleini wanted in all these years she could have easily took some people to that place asked them to dig the site so that they can have their precious tomb of odysseus and she can give Andreas s emains a proper burial But did she do that In all the years that she lived even after war did she do that No So how wise will it be to ask a frail old women to come along and point to that very place where she lost everything Be a little empathetic Deiter Prove you aren t like your grandfather At the end of the book I almost skipped eading the author s notes but then gave a second thoughtI m glad I did Simon Scarrow tells how exactly he got the ideas to write this book How he justified WWII based books come un. Rds conflict and Peter is forced to leave they swear to meet again1943 Andreas and Eleni have joined the partisan forces esisting the German invasion Peter has eturned now a dangerously well informed enemy intelligence officer A friendship formed in peace will turn into Der historical fiction unlike how people claim otherwise He tells how he deliberately made the story such that Anna in her present learns the events of her grandmother s horrifying past Anna used to see her grandmother as a frail weak and old woman but on learning her past she sees how behind this old woman
once lived a vibrant energetic young woman who for her country by isking her life at many points in her life This makes the younger generation ealise what the older generation went through And that is what history is for as Simon himself explained to his students and made Anna explain to her students as well history might not fetch you a great job trust me I disliked this subject in my school too but it is very much necessary to learn whatever happened in the past so that you don t ever epeat the mistakes of the past in your future This point is something to take home One of my favourite uotes in this book Age withered all people and perhaps ecorded history was the saving grace of those who became old A eminder that they too were once young and vibrant and making their mark on the world around them A very entertaining page turner with a good mix of wartime exploits and emotional involvement with the main characters A slightly unusual setting on the Greek island of Lefkas gives it an added sense of transforming a typical WW2 novel into something informative and new There are also a couple of back stories one about an archaeological dig on the island and the other set in contemporary Britain with the descendants of the characters from the 1940s I absolutely loved this book from the first to the past page and that is down to the writers style the story is well crafted and flows at a pace to keep the pages turning set at the outbreak of world war 2 which see 3 friends torn apart by the conflict only to be eunited on opposite sides a story of friendship and passion told from different perspectives set in the present day and in the past beautifully crafted into a mesmerising story The story is told in the present and in the pastIn 1938 three teens meet and enjoy life Eleni Andreas and PeterIn the present Anna meets an descendant of Peter who wants to meet her grandmother Eleni Not something Eleni wants but instead she tells her story to Anna Though I must say it was not eally Eleni s story we get it is Andreas story uite the shame cos yes his story is good but Eleni s would have been so differentOk back to the past The war starts Italians and later Germans invade Greece Andreas goes off to fight Eleni stays at home and Peter who knows Greek and the island will later be sent there They will all meet again And we all know that wont be prettyIt s war There is hate There is struggle They all want toTHERE ONCE LIVED A VIBRANT ENERGETIC YOUNG WOMAN WHO
FIGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY EVEN IF THEIR COUNTRY ISfor their country even if their country is always making the ight choicesBut there is Peter was on the island with his father who was an archaeologist And later Germans come back to find that which was not found or was it And to take itI do not think I have ead a book set in Greece during WWII before I liked the mix of war and the hunt for that which was hidden It was also sad to see
how the anger still lingered on Still of Elenis story wouldthe anger still lingered on Still of Elenis story would been nice but that would have made the book too big Not to mention to see how Peter fared before he came there novel based on one of the greek island in the late 1930 s and during the war and also in modern day Uk as a story of friendship loyalty and of conflict of interests between greeks and germans friendsfelt though the ending seemed a bit ushed but overall did enjoy the boo. Desperate battle between enemies sworn to sacrifice everything for the countries that they love 2013 Dieter asks Anna to find out about her gran's past in Greece Can they meet for coffee or a meal when he visits from Germany She pus him off but asks Eleni Moss what happene.