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MORE STORIES LIKE THIS SHOULD BE TOLD. “Ghosts of the Empire” by Justin Sheedy – Review by Martin Zitek

4 February 2014

Ghosts of the EmpireMORE STORIES LIKE THIS SHOULD BE TOLD

“Ghosts of the Empire” by Justin Sheedy – Review by Martin Zitek, Sydney, Australia.

THIS was a fantastic read!  A real page turner, very tight in construction and narrative and totally engrossing.  A saga of Australian World War II pilots, I loved the “as if you were there” details of the times that only thorough research could have brought out.  The flight scenes were even more vivid, as if recounted by an ace pilot in the way they were described and choreographed.

The whole 1940s atmosphere of the times was relayed superbly.  I felt the story was written just a few years after the horror of WWII, it was that detailed.  The absolute waste and stupidity of mass conflict was conveyed as well.

Author Justin Sheedy at book launch for "Ghosts of the Empire" - Pic by Emmy Etié

Author Justin Sheedy at book launch for “Ghosts of the Empire” – Pic by Emmy Etié

More stories like this should be told.  There is no way the world should ever forget that mankind was brought to the brink of annihilation because of madmen and ineffective politicians.  This story portrays a mere few caught up in the unimaginable catastrophe that swept across the whole planet in WWII.  Magnify that to the level of every nation: At that time everyone suffered a loss, either of their own life or that of a loved one. 

Back Cover - Ghosts of the Empire

Back Cover – Ghosts of the Empire

Ghosts of the Empire should haunt us to the depths of our souls to ensure that conflict can never again escalate to the terrific levels it did then and to safeguard against the unnecessary loss and total waste of human potential by sending young men and women to die before their time.  If more people knew of the hell war creates, more would avoid it and less would glorify it.  A superb telling by author Justin Sheedy, once again. 

Martin Zitek, Sydney, Australia.

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