In Nazi - occupied Crete, a young woman risks her life to hide two Allied soldiers from the Germans…
“There’s a reason why Kate Forsyth is one of Australia’s most beloved storytellers-it’s because she writes such enchanting tales.” - Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of The Riviera House
In Nazi-occupied Crete, a young woman risks her life to hide two Allied soldiers from the Germans… The people of Crete have three great passions: love of country, love of freedom, love of life. The Nazis brought subjugation, enslavement, death.
May 1941. German paratroopers launch a blitzkrieg from the air against Crete. They are met with fierce defiance, the Greeks fighting back with daggers, pitchforks and kitchen knives tied to broomsticks.
During the bloody eleven-day battle that follows, a young Greek woman named Alenka saves the lives of two young Australian soldiers. Jack and Teddy are childhood friends who joined up together to see the world. Both men fall in love with Alenka. Both are forced to retreat with the tattered remains of the Allied forces over the towering White Mountains. Both are left behind in the desperate evacuation from Crete's storm-lashed southern coast.
Alenka hides Jack and Teddy at great risk to herself. Her brother Axel is a Nazi sympathiser and collaborator who spies on her every move. She must somehow keep them all alive, without her brother finding out her secret. As Crete suffers under the Nazi jackboot, Alenka is drawn into an intense triangle of conflicting emotions with Jack and Teddy. Their friendship suffers under the strain of months of hiding and their rivalry for her love. Together, they join the resistance and fight to free the island, but all three will find themselves tested to their limits. Alenka must choose whom to trust, whom to love and whom to save- her brother or her beloved.
Kate Forsyth's new novel THE CRIMSON
THREAD weaves myth and history in a dazzling
tapestry of love, courage and war. Forsyth conjures a labyrinthine tale to rival Ariadne's. Lose yourself in this war story where love is the light which guides you home.
Kate Lord Brown,
Kate Forsyth's masterful gift for recasting classic
fairytales in fiction is unmatched! Love, jealousy, war,
espionage, and myth combine in a tale as complex
and beguiling as Ariadne's labyrinth--I couldn't put it down!
Kate Quinn, New York Times Bestselling author of The Diamond Eye
There’s a reason why Kate Forsyth is one of
Australia’s most beloved storytellers – it’s because
she writes such enchanting tales. A gripping story about a
fascinating piece of history, meticulously
researched and beautifully written.
Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of The Riviera House
A spellbinding tapestry of a novel steeped in the
rich, vibrant culture and mythology of Crete, The
Crimson Thread is a story of tragedy and heroism,
of the women and men oppressed by Nazi
Christine Wells, Bestselling author of Sisters of the Resistance
No one spins a tale quite like Kate Forsyth with
her musical prose and vivid details that twine
together into story threads as timeless as a Greek
epic. Family, honor, war, love. It's all there in her
latest novel, it's a compelling and engaging must-read for fans of
Heather Webb, USA Today bestselling author of The Next Ship Home
A spellbinding tale of resistance and love in WWII
Crete. Forsyth never fails to
enchant with her masterful loom, weaving myth
and history into her unique tapestries.
C.W. Gortner, Author of MADEMOISELLE CHANEL
The Crimson Thread is a lyrical, majestic work of
fiction. Kate Forsyth writes beautifully about the
mythic and the romantic - I didn’t want the book to
Weina Dai Randel, Award-winning author of The Last Rose of Shanghai
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