Penguin.com (usa)

End of the Beginning

Harry Turtledove - Author

ePub eBook | $7.99 | add to cart | view cart
ISBN 9781101212660 | 528 pages | 01 Nov 2005 | Roc | 18 - AND UP
Additional Formats:
Summary of End of the Beginning Summary of End of the Beginning Reviews for End of the Beginning An Excerpt from End of the Beginning

Six weeks ago, Imperial Japanese military forces conquered and occupied the Hawaiian Islands. A puppet king sits on Hawaii’s throne, his strings controlled by the general of the invasion force. American POWs, malnourished and weak, are enslaved as hard laborers until death takes them. Civilians fare little better, struggling to survive on dwindling resources. And families of Japanese origin find their loyalties divided.

Meanwhile, across the United States, from Pensacola, Florida, to San Diego, California, the military is marshaling its forces. Steel factories and fuel refineries are operating around the clock. New recruits are enlisting, undergoing rigorous training exercises. All for the opportunity to strike back and drive the enemy from American soil…

“Chilling....A plethora of characters, each with his or her own point of view, provides experiences in miniature that combine to paint a broad canvas of the titanic struggle.”
Publishers Weekly

“A good mix of a war story and the tales of everyday people....Turtledove paints an excellent, if bleak, portrait of a Hawaii invaded by the Japanese.”—SF Site


To keep up-to-date, input your email address, and we will contact you on publication

Please alert me via email when:


The author releases another book