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    Free Unlimited eBook of his revered composer and beloved forest maiden, he has been transformed into the ruthless soldier he once professed to despise Exhibiting his outstanding knowledge of military battles, and his peerless mastery of place and the cadences of music, Trotter has written a timeless novel for historical fiction fans, military buffs, music lovers, and those fascinated by Norse mythology."/>
  • Paperback
  • 464 pages
  • Winter Fire
  • William R. Trotter
  • English
  • 27 September 2018
  • 0786712570

10 thoughts on “Winter Fire

  1. Don Don says:

    Classical music, war, and Finland all come together in this gripping novel The prose becomes a bit purple in the love story but never cliches It doesn t bother me The war stories remind me of the podcast, Hardcore History His description of the landscape is never repetitive and always vivid, particularly when coupled with the music of Sibelius His imagery has enhanced my appreciation of the symphonies And we meet the composer And Hitler I feel as if I got to know Sibelius personally I Classical music, war, and Finland all come together in this gripping novel The prose becomes a bit purple in the love story but never cliches It doesn t bother me The war stories remind me of the podcast, Hardcore History His description of the landscape is never repetitive and always vivid, particularly when coupled with the music of Sibelius His imagery has enhanced my appreciation of the symphonies And we meet the composer And Hitler I feel as if I got to know Sibelius personally I love this book


  2. Bill Bill says:

    As I was reading this book I did find some parts a bit slow going But now that I ve finished I can t recall just what part I knew a little about WWII and Finland, I had written a term paper on Sibelius in college But what struck me most was the sense the author conveyed of the country and its legends I really felt the bleakness of the Arctic winter, and the mystical regard for the forest Both of which endure despite a man s best or worst intentions As I was reading this book I did find some parts a bit slow going But now that I ve finished I can t recall just what part I knew a little about WWII and Finland, I had written a term paper on Sibelius in college But what struck me most was the sense the author conveyed of the country and its legends I really felt the bleakness of the Arctic winter, and the mystical regard for the forest Both of which endure despite a man s best or worst intentions


  3. Anne Anne says:

    Bill is my friend, and I really liked this book If you like music, Sibelius and WWII stories, this could be for you.


  4. Kenneth Flusche Kenneth Flusche says:

    The most different WW II book I ever read, who would have thought Finland was part of the war and music could be a part of it Trotter has a way of writing which holds my attention.


  5. Jerôme Jerôme says:

    Magic Realism in the Finnish forests during the Continuation War 1941 1945.I like to compare this book to a hectagon, because it is written like a castle with five mutually supporting towers 1 Finland 2 war3 forest4 music5 love.Any combination goes 1 4 profound insights in Sibelius, especially his symphnoies 1 2 3 best description of motti warfare I have come across in literaure 1 2 3 4 5 a love story with an an utterly delectable mysterious deep forest maiden working in Sibelius hou Magic Realism in the Finnish forests during the Continuation War 1941 1945.I like to compare this book to a hectagon, because it is written like a castle with five mutually supporting towers 1 Finland 2 war3 forest4 music5 love.Any combination goes 1 4 profound insights in Sibelius, especially his symphnoies 1 2 3 best description of motti warfare I have come across in literaure 1 2 3 4 5 a love story with an an utterly delectable mysterious deep forest maiden working in Sibelius household during Finlands continuation war 3 5 the slowly developing insight in the true nature of the hero s love interest


  6. Louis Louis says:

    Winter Fire follows a WWII German officer named Erich Ziegler as he serves the German Army in Norway and the Eastern Front He is an infantry officer, who in his civilian life is a conductor In particular, he had written an article on Jean Sibelius, the Finnish composer who was the pride of Finland And after a period of exemplary service, he was tapped by German Army Intelligence to serve as what in the U.S Army is known as a Foreign Area Officer, based on his expertise and special knowledge Winter Fire follows a WWII German officer named Erich Ziegler as he serves the German Army in Norway and the Eastern Front He is an infantry officer, who in his civilian life is a conductor In particular, he had written an article on Jean Sibelius, the Finnish composer who was the pride of Finland And after a period of exemplary service, he was tapped by German Army Intelligence to serve as what in the U.S Army is known as a Foreign Area Officer, based on his expertise and special knowledge of Finnish culture His stated mission To ingratiate himself into Finnish society and take the pulse of Finnish leadership and military on their commitment to being allies of Nazi Germany in WWII.In the course of his duties he is attached to a Finnish unit near the front And he finds the wartime refuge of Sibelius Over the course of the book, he is welcomed into the Sibelius household, falls in love, and develops deep relationships with the Finns he serves with As the tide of war turns against Germany, he is buffeted by political forces including Nazi party members, officialsinterested in promoting their careers and image then in accurate representation of the war to Hitler, and in the end, Sibelius and his Finnish hosts offer Ziegler refuge against the fall as Nazi Germany collapses, despite the Finns pledge to their new Soviet and Western Allies to expel the Germans in the last stages of World War II.The book is of music and war, two topics that do not seem to go together What we do see is how in both professions, Erich has to experience it intensely When he in the combat front, every lapse of concentration has consequence, and in particularly intense areas this intensity can be debilitating The intensity also opens him to moments where he becomes one with his environment, and his Finn comrades note that he becomes much like the Finns.Similarly in his artistic experiences are intense Being a conductor working with a new score, absorbing it and imagining what it can become And with a new orchestra, turning that image into a reality And the highs and lows of doing this, and being buffeted by his political environment of a depraved Nazi Germany where, just as has been documented in many other forms, the closer you get to Hitler thecraven officials become.But a person can only maintain levels of intensity for so long In this book Erich goes between the intensity of the combat front and instead of the breaks his comrades in arms would get when their units were rotated away from the front, he dives into the intensity of his art and political conflict In the end, a dream that Erich has been hoping for over a large part of the book is being denied But another dream is being offered in its place The Finns who have been alongside Erich through triumph and disappointment through the course of the war offer Erich refuge and hope for the future And one after another, they present their dreams of a future for Erich But it is not Erich s dream, and he has to decide if he can come to terms of a dream denied


  7. Mark Mark says:

    The problem with this book is that it aspired This book aspired to be literature, when it would have been best left to popular fiction Had it not aspired, maybe I would give it three stars The problem with the story is that the characters lack any depth Sure, the author throws out little facts and quirks about Sibelius and others, but it feelslike he is trying to show off something he picked up from an encyclopedia page Once these things are thrown out to the reader, they are often r The problem with this book is that it aspired This book aspired to be literature, when it would have been best left to popular fiction Had it not aspired, maybe I would give it three stars The problem with the story is that the characters lack any depth Sure, the author throws out little facts and quirks about Sibelius and others, but it feelslike he is trying to show off something he picked up from an encyclopedia page Once these things are thrown out to the reader, they are often repeated, and not developed or woven into some sort of convincing narrative The parts of the book about the mystical forest experiences are laughable.The most annoying part of the book is that the author appears to be showing off to the reader The author appears to delight in his callow understanding of Sibelius, music, and conducting Perhaps we are to be awed that the author knows something music, writing, and conducting Unfortunately, he appears to know little about all three


  8. Samuli Samuli says:

    Kirja oli ideatasolla mielenkiintoinen sekoitus perinteist j nn ri , sotatarinaa, musiikkihistoriaa ja yliluonnollista romanssia Sibelius oli mystifioitu, mutta tarinan tyylilajiin moinen sopi.Kirja oli, kielest huolimatta, kelvollinen lukukokemus Osa historiallista milj t oli kuvattu kaliiperintarkasti, mutta v lill pienet k mm hdykset h iritsiv t esimerkiksi kelvannee Alvar Aallon suunnittelema Helsingin rautatieasema ja Volganmutka teoriaan perustuva mystinen juonikuvio


  9. Marie Marie says:

    I only got halfway through this You d think it was made for me WWII, Finland, music But I couldn t get over the mediocre writing.


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Winter Fire❴Reading❵ ➹ Winter Fire Author William R. Trotter – Thomashillier.co.uk William Trotter s critically acclaimed fictional debut explores the deep forests of Finland with Nazi intelligence officer Erich Ziegler, a gifted orchestra conductor swept up in the maelstrom of war William Trotter s critically acclaimed fictional debut explores the deep forests of Finland with Nazi intelligence officer Erich Ziegler, a gifted orchestra conductor swept up in the maelstrom of war Laden with the magic of Norse legends, the savage power of the northern forests, and the horrors of the Finnish and Eastern fronts, this tale burns with the fuel of timeless music and an ancient civilization Called upon to investigate the loyalties of the highly cultured Finns and keep them allied to the Nazi cause, Ziegler meets the famed composer Jean Sibelius Obsessed by the genius of Sibelius s mysterious Eighth Symphony and bewitched by a beautiful servant named Kylliki, one act of defiance against his superiors lands Ziegler in the middle of the fire and ice of the Russian front When he returns from the apocalypse of total war to the home of his revered composer and beloved forest maiden, he has been transformed into the ruthless soldier he once professed to despise Exhibiting his outstanding knowledge of military battles, and his peerless mastery of place and the cadences of music, Trotter has written a timeless novel for historical fiction fans, military buffs, music lovers, and those fascinated by Norse mythology.


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