My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
I love historical fiction, especially fiction set around the Second World War. The War At The End Of The World is certainly an interesting concept, mixing historical with supernatural and it’s very well-written and researched. It was certainly an enjoyable read, even though supernatural stories are not usually my taste. I especially liked some of the vivid descriptions that really gave me a sense of time and place.
My complaints with the story center around the jumping between years. I would have rearranged the story to begin with Joseph’s childhood scene so the reader could get a better sense of the supernatural character, who he was and why he was so attached to Joseph by the time he saves his life the second time. I also would have liked to have known more about this character in general, how/why he existed and how it was possible for him to be reborn in the future (their connection, I guess?)
Still, I recommend The War At The End Of The World, especially as it is a free story as part of the Love Is Always Write event. It is a good introduction to what these two authors can do and I look forward to reading more of their stories in the future.