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Author: Lavie Tidhar Narrator: Jonathan Keeble Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781427260833
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They never meant to be heroes.

For seventy years they guarded the British Empire. Oblivion and Fogg, inseparable friends, bound together by a shared fate. Until one night in Berlin, in the aftermath of the Second World War, and a secret that tore them apart.

But there must always be an account...and the past has a habit of catching up to the present.

Now, recalled to the Retirement Bureau from which no one can retire, Fogg and Oblivion must face up to a past of terrible war and unacknowledged heroism, - a life of dusty corridors and secret rooms, of furtive meetings and blood-stained fields - to answer one last, impossible question:

What makes a hero?

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Quotes & Awards

  • The sort of thing Quentin Tarantino did as bloody wish-fulfillment in Inglourious Basterds, multiplied by several orders of magnitude. Locus

  • He's dealing with the grandest schemes on the largest of backdrops in time and place... no longer an emerging writer, but a master. British Fantasy Society
  • It's the X-Men as written by John le Carré … A love story and meditation on heroism, this is an elegiac espionage adventure that demands a second reading. Metro (UK)
  • Like Watchmen on crack. IO9
  • Tidhar synthesises the geeky and the political in a vision of world events that breaks new superhero ground … The Guardian
  • “Tidhar synthesizes the geeky and the political in a vision of world events that breaks new superhero ground.”

    Guardian (UK)

  • “Pack your bags and go home; the superhero genre is now completed... if John le Carre wrote a superhero novel about the Cold War, it might be this good. Charles Stross, author of Neptune's Brood: A Space Opera

  • A stunning masterpiece The Independent
  • “It’s the X-Men as written by John le Carré…A love story and meditation on heroism, this is an elegiac espionage adventure that demands a second reading.”

    Metro (UK)

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About the Author

Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award–winning author of Osama, in addition to many other works. He works across genres, combining detective and thriller modes with poetry, science fiction, and historical and autobiographical material. His work has been compared to that of Philip K. Dick by the London Guardian and the Financial Times.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Keeble, winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards, combines his audio work with a busy theater and television career. He has been featured in over six hundred radio plays for the BBC, appearing in everything from Shakespeare and Sherlock Holmes to Doctor Who and The Archers, in which he played the evil Owen. As an Earphones Award–winning narrator, he is in high demand for his voice work. He has recorded over two hundred audiobooks.