The constant soldier

€11.20

The constant soldierFree Delivery
See larger image

You might also like...


The constant soldier


Format:  Paperback

    • In stock. Delivery within 2-5 working days.
    • Free delivery to Ireland & UK on orders over €10.


€11.20


Quantity:

Add to Wish List


Earn 34 points with this purchase
Synopsis

1944. Paul Brandt, a soldier in the German army, returns wounded and ashamed from the bloody chaos of the Eastern front to find his village home much changed and existing in the dark shadow of an SS rest hut - a luxurious retreat for those who manage the concentration camps, run with the help of a small group of female prisoners who - against all odds - have so far survived the war. When, by chance, Brandt glimpses one of these prisoners, he realizes that he must find a way to access the hut. For inside is the woman to whom his fate has been tied since their arrest five years before, and now he must do all he can to protect her. But as the Russian offensive moves ever closer, the days of this rest hut and its SS inhabitants are numbered. And while hope - for Brandt and the female prisoners - grows tantalizingly close, the danger too is now greater than ever.

Product details
ISBN
9781447255062
Format
Paperback
Publisher
PAN BOOKS
Published
6/1/2017
Weight
288g
  
Categories
Delivery

Deliveries

Place an order for over €10 to receive free delivery to anywhere in Ireland and the UK! See our Delivery Charges section below for a full breakdown of shipping costs for all destinations.


Delivery Charges

  Ireland & UK* Europe & USA Australia & Canada Rest of World
Under €10 €3.80 €10 €15 €25
Over €10
Free €10 €15 €25

*Free delivery on all orders over €10 - only applies to order total, does not include eBooks.

All orders will be delivered by An Post.



More information about deliveries

Returns

Standard Returns

We accept returns up to 28 days after dispatch if the goods are still in marketable condition. If you would like to return goods, contact support@easons.com to request a returns document, which must be printed and attached to your parcel. Post the goods back to us with all paperwork enclosed and we'll credit your account. Note: postage on returned goods will be borne by the customer, unless we were at fault.

Restricted Returns

Certain goods, such as print-on-demand titles or special limited editions, are not eligible for return. This will be indicated to you before you place your order.

For information on delivery times and charges, please see our Deliveries page.

1944. Paul Brandt, a soldier in the German army, returns wounded and ashamed from the bloody chaos of the Eastern front to find his village home much changed and existing in the dark shadow of an SS rest hut - a luxurious retreat for those who manage the concentration camps, run with the help of a small group of female prisoners who - against all odds - have so far survived the war. When, by chance, Brandt glimpses one of these prisoners, he realizes that he must find a way to access the hut. For inside is the woman to whom his fate has been tied since their arrest five years before, and now he must do all he can to protect her. But as the Russian offensive moves ever closer, the days of this rest hut and its SS inhabitants are numbered. And while hope - for Brandt and the female prisoners - grows tantalizingly close, the danger too is now greater than ever.

ISBN
9781447255062
Format
Paperback
Publisher
PAN BOOKS
Published
1/6/2017
Weight
288g
  
Categories

Deliveries

Place an order for over €10 to receive free delivery to anywhere in Ireland and the UK! See our Delivery Charges section below for a full breakdown of shipping costs for all destinations.


Delivery Charges

  Ireland & UK* Europe & USA Australia & Canada Rest of World
Under €10 €3.80 €10 €15 €25
Over €10
Free €10 €15 €25

*Free delivery on all orders over €10 - only applies to order total, does not include eBooks.

All orders will be delivered by An Post.



More information about deliveries

Standard Returns

We accept returns up to 28 days after dispatch if the goods are still in marketable condition. If you would like to return goods, contact support@easons.com to request a returns document, which must be printed and attached to your parcel. Post the goods back to us with all paperwork enclosed and we'll credit your account. Note: postage on returned goods will be borne by the customer, unless we were at fault.

Restricted Returns

Certain goods, such as print-on-demand titles or special limited editions, are not eligible for return. This will be indicated to you before you place your order.

For information on delivery times and charges, please see our Deliveries page.

€11.20


Quantity:

Add to Wish List



Earn 34 points with this purchase

Reviews

Have you read this book? Write your own review
Read our reviews for The constant soldier below. You can read reviews from Eason Staff members and our book club.


  • Reviews
  • What the critics say

    A book of great moral seriousness and a tense and grippingly atmospheric thriller, The Constant Soldier is a brilliant evocation of the price of redemption and the cost of guilt. An important book but one that reads with all the panache and skill of a thriller. Highly recommended Stav Sherez (author of The Devil's Playground) A gripping story of the struggle for humanity in the last days of the war. Ryan makes you think, makes you feel and makes you turn the page Michael Ridpath (author of Where the Shadows Lie) The Constant Soldier is a nuanced, complex and gripping tale of guilt and love that captures the chaos at the end of WWII A.L. Kennedy (author of Costa Award Winning novel, DAY) The Constant Soldier is an elegant and powerful novel which sheds light upon a bleak and lesser known period of the war... William Ryan has conjured up both a gripping love story and thriller Richard Foreman (author of Warsaw) Emotive, thought provoking and completely engaging first page to last . . . The plot is taut and authentic, the descriptive prose practically flawless Liz Loves Books The Constant Soldier is an extraordinary novel, with the intensity and pace of a thriller, and a wisdom and subtlety all of its own. I was gripped to the very last page Antonia Hodgson A superbly tense thriller - Ryan captures the terror and chaos of the collapsing Nazi regime in prose that is both spare and powerful Ruth Downie From the first chapter, The Constant Soldier is a thoroughly engrossing, page-turning beauty of a novel. Ryan's glorious telling of this astonishing and haunting story is memorable Kate Mayfield Ryan has written a tour de force. A chilling account of civilian and military life amid the collapse of the Third Reich, Ryan's book makes for compelling, even mesmerising reading. From the icy winter wind to the bleak landscape, from the war weary SS officers and the terrified camp prisoners to the cynical, maimed hero, Ryan's world feels frighteningly authentic. I couldn't put it down. And as for the final scene...well, I defy you not to shed a tear. A bloody great read! Ben Kane Ryan has created a dark world of moral ambiguity that is both shocking and fascinating. The Constant Soldier is a richly vivid, gripping and sophisticated WW2 thriller Elizabeth Fremantle, author of Queen's Gambit With its intriguing set up, subtly complex characters and Ryan's sharp eye for detail, The Constant Soldier had me enthralled from the very first page. A beautifully crafted story that will leave you breathless Jason Hewitt, author of Devastation Road The Constant Soldier is a gripping tale of human love enduring in the face of terrible events, and a wartime thriller of controlled tension and approaching menace. Beautifully written and elegantly structured, it is a testament to the endurance and bravery of ordinary men and women battling with the vicious tides of history Lloyd Shepherd, author of The English Monster This is a lyrical, thoughtful book. Set towards the end of the Second World War, it focuses on a young German anti-Nazi, who finds himself obliged to fight for the regime. Outwardly mutilated and scarred to the point of being unrecognisable, he is sent home, where he strives not only to survive but, inwardly, to maintain his identity and to expiate in some small way the burden of guilt he feels for the things he has been obliged to witness. The restraint in the telling makes the story all the more powerful. I found this a truly compelling read Aly Monroe, author of Icelight This has the feel of a modern classic - it's up there with Birdsong and Alone in Berlin as the very best of its kind. Ryan has already proved with his excellent Korolev series, set in Soviet Russia, that he's a master storyteller. Moving the action to a Nazi Germany facing defeat at the end of WW2 is just as atmospheric. And in dissident German soldier Paul Brandt - horribly disfigured on the eastern front - Ryan has created a believable and engaging central character for this fabulous literary thriller David Young, author of Stasi Child William Ryan has always been good but this is a real step up. Set amid the worst horrors of World War Two, The Constant Soldier is as nuanced a study of hope versus evil as I've read. Stunningly impressive Jon Courtenay Grimwood