Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Trench Raiders blurb (please help!)

I'm in the final stages of editing Trench Raiders, the first of my World War one action novels, and I've come up with a blurb. this is very much a version 1.0 so I could use your help!

September 1914: The British Expeditionary Force has the Germans on the run, or so they think.

After a month of bitter fighting, the British are battered, exhausted, and down to half their strength, yet they’ve saved Paris and are pushing towards Berlin. Then the retreating Germans decide to make a stand. Holding a steep slope beside the River Aisne, the entrenched Germans mow down the advancing British with machine gun fire. Soon the British dig in too, and it looks like the war might grind down into deadly stalemate.

Searching through No-Man’s Land in the darkness, Private Timothy Crawford of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry finds a chink in the German armor. But can this lowly private, who spends as much time in the regimental jailhouse as he does on the parade ground, convince his commanding officer to risk everything for a chance to break through?

Trench Raiders is the first in a new series of World War One action novels that will follow the brave men of the British Expeditionary Force through the major battles a hundred years after they happened. The Battle of the Aisne was the start of trench warfare on the Western Front, and it was there that the British and Germans first honed their skills at a new, vicious brand of fighting.

1 comment:

Jack Badelaire said...

Honestly, I think it's pretty solid. I can't think of anything substantive I'd want to change.

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