Breach

Breach

AFTER THE WAR, THE WALL BROUGHT AN UNEASY PEACE. When Soviet magicians conjured an arcane Wall to blockade occupied Berlin, the world was outraged but let it stand for the sake of peace. Now after 10 years of fighting with spies instead of spells, the CIA has discovered the unthinkable: THE WALL IS FAILING. While refugees and soldiers mass along the border, operatives from Ea AFTER THE WAR, THE WALL BROUGHT AN UNEASY PEACE. When Soviet magicians conjured an arcane Wall to blockade...

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Title:Breach
Author:W.L. Goodwater
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Breach
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Breach Reviews

  • Elly
    Feb 25, 2019
    I devoured this book in a day. Cold War espionage, Berlin, a kickass woman as the heroine, and magic. It is surely a page turner. Anything further I write might be a spoiler. ...
  • Yzabel Ginsberg
    Jan 24, 2019
    [I received a copy of this book through the First to Read program, in exchange for an honest review.] Set in an alternate 1950s Berlin, ?Breach? presents a different version of the Cold War: one where the bomb did help the Allies to win World War II, but against an enemy that ha...
  • Skip
    Nov 28, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book. It's truly ambitious and fun: alternate history, urban fantasy, spy thriller (East vs. West), historical fiction, magic, good vs. evil. Great premise too: a re-imagined Berlin Wall, created after the WWII out of magic, rather than a physical materials. Howev...
  • Stephanie
    Oct 19, 2018
    I received this book through First to Read in exchange for an honest review. This book was fascinating. It was interesting to see a historical event told through the eye of magic. Watching different countries, with different priorities, work together to solve an issue that they didn't...
  • Marzie
    Nov 05, 2018
    3.5 Stars Breach, first in a new series, Cold War Magic, is an alternate history in which magic was used to create the Berlin Wall at the end of the Second World War. Karen O'Neil is a young magician at the Office of Magical Research and Deployment, doing research on beneficial uses...
  • Sherry
    Nov 06, 2018
    This fantasy novel is a terrific mix of Cold War intrigue and magic. In the alternate world of the book, Berlin is divided, not by a physical wall, but by a magical one, and the United States and Russia are engaged in a Cold War that involves the talents of magical practitioners, an...
  • Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
    Feb 04, 2019
    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. One cannot mention the Cold War without mentioning the Berlin Wall, the two are mutually inclusive. In Breach, Goodwater?s alternate Cold War Era, The Berlin Wall separates East and West Berli...
  • Tammy
    Nov 24, 2018
    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: A slow-paced beginning turns into thrilling excitement at the end, which makes up for some of the more tedious se...
  • Eric
    Nov 21, 2018
    TL;DR Breach by W.L. Goodwater brings to the life the Cold War setting in this entertaining spy fantasy/thriller. The secrets of the Wall make for an excellent read. Highly recommended. Review The Berlin Wall is an interesting if short part of history. At the end of World ...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Nov 17, 2018
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/27/... I was surprised how much I liked Breach. Mostly, I wasn?t sure how I would take to the novel, given my last venture into a Cold War alternate history was met with mixed results, but I?m pleased to say W.L...
  • Lauren
    Nov 01, 2018
    I read this book through Penguin's First to Read program. Cold War Fantasy seems to be on trend lately. The most recent Big Library Read centered around it as does this book. The premise: The Berlin Wall is magic in origin. And there's a hole. Young American magician Karen is se...
  • Dianne
    Oct 04, 2018
    Controversial at best, the Berlin Wall may be dividing more than a troubled city. As East and West operatives swarm like locusts, one thing has been discovered, the wall is failing, it must be shored up or the world may soon discover its true purpose? History, politics and an alt...
  • Allen Adams
    Nov 29, 2018
    https://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/int... There?s probably no subgenre in all of speculative fiction that I enjoy more than alternate history. For whatever reason, the notions of experiencing familiar events filtered through an unfamiliar lens and seeing different ideas of how the ...
  • Elyse
    Nov 16, 2018
    Penguin First-to-Read ARC. 2.5 stars. I thought the book was an interesting concept, the way magic works was interesting as well. But the story just did not capture me. It bounced around a lot between characters so the flow was off and it sometimes got confusing. I found myself p...
  • Pamela
    Feb 05, 2018
    I really enjoyed this read! The story is compelling and I liked how the characters develop over time. I really appreciate the writer's ability to explore the protagonist's impulses, reflections, choices. The people of this book were real and relatable and the fantasy elements seemed re...
  • Mallory
    Aug 21, 2018
    I very much enjoyed this book. It took awhile to get into. I felt the beginning was a little slow but it was setting up how magic works in this universe. Once things started happening it really picked up. ...
  • Brenda Ayala
    Nov 10, 2018
    I expected Breach to elicit mediocre feelings at best. I?m not usually a fan of spell-casting type books (with the exception of Harry Potter, weirdly enough) and it shows when you look at any of my reviews for urban fantasy. Breach ended up being a far better novel than I expecte...
  • Tom
    Sep 11, 2018
    Interesting alternate history of the Berlin Wall with magic. My only complaint is the ending felt rushed, though it was left open so the author could continue if he wanted to write a sequel. ...
  • Steven
    Oct 30, 2018
    Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review. Breach was a wild ride. It took me a while to get into it, but I'm glad I pushed through the slow beginning (which could totally have been due to my currently-on-the-way-out-finally two m...
  • Alysa H.
    Sep 19, 2018
    A fast-paced fantasy Cold War thriller! Is it a little heavy-handed with its villains among other things? Oh yes. But that's how these things tend to work best. Plus, the inventiveness of the magic system makes up for it. ** I received an ARC of this book via Penguin's First to Read...
  • Faith
    Nov 07, 2018
    "Magic was never the salvation of mankind. It was our undoing." I think that a reader's reaction to this book might depend on two things: first, their unconditional love for all things magical, and second, their enthusiasm/tolerance for books that aren't written very well and contain t...
  • Christopher
    Feb 10, 2019
    4.5 stars. Really enjoyed the book, can't wait to see where the story goes. ...
  • Linda Romer
    Nov 09, 2018
    What a great story! I loved Breach, A new twist on The War, Germany, Britain, France, American. The wall, a magical wall. They are trying to stop World War lll from happening. An original plot with well thought out characters with genuine personalities. I loved Karen, Jim and Arthur. I...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Nov 28, 2018
    3.75 stars! What a way to spice things up! A genre-bending novel with historical science fiction leanings? Breach sounded like the perfect way to test out science fiction and fantasy again. A wall is put in place to separate Soviet-occupied from unoccupied Berlin. After ten years, ...
  • Dave
    Dec 10, 2018
    A Magical Wall There?s a whole generation now who?ve grown up after the Berlin Wall fell. If you visit Berlin, it?s just a thin line of metal marking where it had been and a small section saved as part of a historical museum. Not that scary anymore. But, there was a time that ...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Nov 14, 2018
    This was an interesting story of alternate history laced with magic... This is definitely not my usual read, but it was a nice change of pace... as a child of the 70s and 80s and with a father who worked in aerospace I was always well aware of the Cold War... in fact after the age o...
  • Christine (Purplemanatees)
    Oct 27, 2018
    purplemanatees.org purplemanatees.org Title: Breach Author: W. L. Goodwater Pages: 357 Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Rating: 4 out of 5 stars *This is an Advanced Readers Copy so parts of this book can be changed before publishing with the quote at the end being include...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    Nov 16, 2018
    Today I'm sharing my newest journey into different book genres with my review of the debut historical fantasy novel, Breach by W. L. Goodwater. In a reimagining of the Berlin Wall, Breach proposes a world where the wall was created after the war out of magic rather than a physical wall...
  • Munira
    Nov 09, 2018
    First of all, I have never read a book about the Cold war. I picked this book for the Magic part of it, but as I got more into the book, I couldn't put it down! I wanted to know more about the war and Berlin wall and it's history. I honestly loved it and I recommended it to everyone ar...
  • Destiny | myhoneyreads
    Nov 03, 2018
    3.7-4/5 RTC ...