“… soldiers praying to a god they no longer believed in … for a miracle that couldn’t happen.”
Excellent set up, good storytelling crippled by inept plotting. The Great War (WW I) as seen by Tommies who neither know nor care about the politics; they just want to survive. But perhaps the Huns aren’t the only ones hunting them.
“You will be a hero … but more importantly, you will strive to do what’s right.”
Reveals the supernatural element slowly, so the reader (intentionally, no doubt) at first wonders what is real and what is hallucination. But, even with each chapter labeled as to its time and place, the skein of the story is twisted, knotted and occasionally broken. Needlessly repetitive.
“How could one man take praise … when so many of his friends were dying out there in the dark?”
It’s good; it might have been better as a novella. Or, since there’s more, combine that with this to make one decent story.
“Sometimes lies are the only option.”
Three stars was a gift.
“Is he dead?” “Aren’t we all?”