Drama, Dystopian, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Half a Crown by Jo Walton

This is the final book in the trilogy and I must admit that I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey of “the world that could have been”.

Carmichael is now the head of the Watch, an elite organization meant to ensure that the Prime Minister’s bidding is done. However, Carmichael has plans of his own. Unbeknownst to others, the Watch has been secretly rescuing Jews in England from the concentration camps.

When news of a global peace conference between Britain, Germany, and Japan is announced, Carmichael finds himself busier than ever as the Watch is given the task of ensuring proper security precautions are taken. But when opposition to the conference arises and Carmichael’s niece gets involved, he will have to risk everything to stop the government from destroying everything he loves.

Okay, so this may not be my best review. But it is really hard to write one up without giving away what has transpired in the previous novels in the series. This novel made me emotional at the end and I couldn’t put it down because it was so fast-paced. One thing I will recommend for this series is that you should read them all in quick succession. Because it is about a world that could have been, when you take long breaks between the books, you forget what had happened and can be confused with real events. Either way, this is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves historical fiction!

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