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Cover & Synopsis: “Necessary Evil” by Ian Tregillis

Here is the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming novel Necessary Evil by Ian Tregillis.

Here’s the synopsis:

12 May 1940. Westminster, London, England: the early days of World War II.


Raybould Marsh, one of “our” Britain’s best spies, has traveled to another Earth in a desperate attempt to save at least one timeline from the Cthulhu-like monsters who have been observing our species from space and have already destroyed Marsh’s timeline. In order to accomplish this, he must remove all traces of the supermen that were created by the Nazi war machine and caused the spectors from outer space to notice our planet in the first place.

His biggest challenge is the mad seer Greta, one of the most powerful of the Nazi creations, who has sent a version of herself to this timeline to thwart Marsh. Why would she stand in his way? Because she has seen that in all the timelines she dies and she is determined to stop that from happening, even if it means destroying most of humanity in the process. And Marsh is the only man who can stop her.

Necessary Evil is the stunning conclusion to Ian Tregillis’s Milkweed series.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (April 30, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0765321521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765321527
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2 Comments on Cover & Synopsis: “Necessary Evil” by Ian Tregillis

  1. See, if book one was as interesting as that synopsis, I may’ve actually finished the damn thing! Hmm, might give it another try…

  2. I really enjoyed Book 1, Bitter Seeds, and am looking forward to listening to Book 2 & 3. Lots of grey characters (nothings black & white) which is 1 of the things I enjoyed about it.

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