Thursday, 16 July 2015

OUT NOW!

UK hardback cover

More than five years after I first sat down to start writing it, The Madagaskar Plan is finally OUT NOW! The UK edition was published in hardback today – 16th July 2015.

There are plenty of previous blog posts that attest to the trials and tribulations I’ve had writing it and why it has taken so long, so I won’t repeat them again now. Instead, all I ask is that if you enjoyed The Afrika Reich please do buy the new book. For US fans, you’ll have to wait another couple of weeks. Madagaskar is published in North America on 4th August. Foreign translations will follow in 2016.

US hardback cover

And now, I’m going to hand this particular page over to you: the readers. Here are some of the first reviews by bloggers. I’ll add more as they come in. (NB - these do include spoilers, so if you'd rather not know plot details, may I suggest you look at them after you've read the book).

Parmenion Books

Fellow alternative history writer, Graeme Shimmin

Man of la Book

Bookmuse

If you’d like your own blog included, contact me via Facebook. If you’re not a blogger or don’t have a review site, feel free to leave a comment below. I always like hearing what you think.

Which just leaves me to say that I hope you enjoy The Madagaskar Plan, and as always thank you for your support.


-Guy

13 comments:

  1. I'm super excited about this book - absolutely loved the first one. I'm wondering when it will be released, if at all, on Amazon Kindle. Best of luck on the next one in the series, too. One of my favourite trilogies.

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    1. Tom - thanks for your comment. I don't know where in the world you are... but the Kindle version of the book is currently available in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, with the the North America version following on 4 August. If you continue having problems buying a copy, let me know.

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  2. I've just finished your book and have a complaint to make ...

    It's way too good!

    I literally couldn't put it down and had no choice but to ignore my burgeoning in-tray until I'd finished the last page! It's not often a novel has me that tense; or moves me to actual tears; or stays with me as a living thing between sittings.

    Thank you, Mr Saville. You've accomplished much more than I think you can know with this one.

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    1. Jessie - Apologies for not replying to this sooner... I've just found a load of comments I had missed!

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment - and sorry for coming between you and your intray! Glad it moved you so much.

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  3. Brilliant book thanks, Guy. Such an emotionally-charged journey for Burton. This sequel felt more about the people than the politics than The Afrika Reich, which I was happy with. The procedures, the tech, the world around Madagaskar were all completely believable, but I cared more about the characters this time and was engrossed in the story. A great read.

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    1. Katharine - As with comment above, apologies for not replying to this sooner... I've just found a load of comments I had missed.

      Thanks for such a positive endorsement. I really did want it to be more about the characters this time round so I'm glad you enjoyed that aspect of the book.

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  4. I loved the book, better than the first. Such a cliffhanger, can't wait to hear about the book 3.

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    1. Thomas - at least with your comment I'm only a few days late (see replies to previous comments which I took months to reply to).

      Glad you enjoyed the book and you thought it was better than TAR. It was always my intention to write a superior sequel. I'll be posting details about Book 3 soon: on this blog, Facebook and my website.

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  5. I liked the Madagaskar Plan a lot, but definitely wanted to see the Nazi military bases in their eastern realm of Siberia. I was intensely curious as to exactly how they could have conquered that place the old fashioned way (no nuclear weapons) - besides distributing bayerweed to keep up the morale of both the soldiers and the SS.

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    1. Jon - thanks for your comment and taking the time to drop by. I'll be writing more about the Siberian aspects of the novel later on in this blog (see U is for... it will be uploaded in the spring). This will give you more detail. There are also references to how Hitler conquers the Soviet Union in the first book if you haven't read it.

      Glad you enjoyed MADAGASKAR! As I always ask on these occasions, if you get a spare few minutes a review on Amazon would be appreciated.

      Thanks again.

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  6. Not at all what I expected. I enjoyed the first one which rattled along at a fox's pace but this is very different. Slower and more thoughtful. ALmost a a love story. I get the impression you don't like Burton much given what you put him through! I still enjoyed it though was a bit wrong footed to start. That's not fair. It is still a pageturner but in a different way. one thing I'm sure of, I can't wait for the next one. Any idea when it will be out?

    John

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    1. John - I have only just found your comment awaiting moderation in my spam folder... hence why it has taken over a year to reply. Many apologies! If you're still out there, thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the book even if it wasn't quite what you were expecting. Details on the next book can be found at my latest blog post:

      http://afrikareichtrilogy.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/book-3.html

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  7. Madagaskar was awesome! SO when's Book 3?

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