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review Ô Thief of Glory 106 ✓ In the tradition of Brock and Bodie Thoene's Zion Chronicles and history meets contemporary mysteries like those of bestseller Kate Morton this WWII drama is both exciting in its revelations and heart rending in its truth about human nature and forgivenessIn the early 1940s Jeremiah Prins was a 12 year old living a contenLy Jeremiah tries to make sense of his life by journaling of all that he does not want to reveal to his children about his past intending to leave his writings as an apology after he is goneAn online encounter puts Jeremiah in touch with his true love from the war years Laura and when they meet again it triggers the time bomb of long buried secrets Even seventy years later if uncovered these secrets can harm everyone who matters to Jeremiah. Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer is historical fiction centered around WWII The blurb talks about love amidst the internment camp and it sounds like this really good story But trust me it's not Buyer beware this shouldn't be considered a Christian book in any sense of the word It's different but not in a good wayWhen Jeremiah Prins is ten the Japanese take over the Dutch East Indies They force Jeremiah his mother and his three younger siblings into a camp where they have to learn how to survive with limited food and medicine The Japanese control the camp with an iron grip leaving it's prisoners scared for their lives But the Dutch don't give up easilyLater Jeremiah finds his first love Laura in the camps Life seems better with her as his friend and together they do daring things to help their families survive Life takes a drastic turn when Jeremiah starts noticing something wrong with his motherThis is my first read from this author and I was impressed by his writing skill but the story wasn't at all what I thought it was going to be Usually you cheer with and like the main character but I didn't like him at all He was detached mean vindictive and superior I felt for all they went through at the Japanese internment camp but for supposedly being a Christian story there was nothing Christian except for mentioning the Bible and hymns Plus there were a lot of thematic elements like some cursing vulgarity sensual topics and violence especially at the beginning where it shocks you and makes you immediately dislike himI am used to reading WWII nonfiction and fiction so I know the evilness surrounding these places but this story was just so dark with no redemptiveness to it at all Even the ending was so strange and weird The last chapters were poorly written confusing and made you dislike Jeremiah even if possible In my opinion Jeremiah was just evil They try to say he did it all for good reasons but doing bad for a good end result is just as bad as doing wrong all the way The story ends with him asking for mercy but I would rather hear the author come right out and say he got saved This book felt like such a waste I will not be reading any of his books againI was given this book free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review

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In the tradition of Brock and Bodie Thoene's Zion Chronicles and history meets contemporary mysteries like those of bestseller Kate Morton this WWII drama is both exciting in its revelations and heart rending in its truth about human nature and forgivenessIn the early 1940s Jeremiah Prins was a 12 year old living a content life as the son of a school headmaster in the Dutch East Indies Indonesia When Holland declared war on the Japanese in. It's rare to find a WWII novel set in the eastern theater Thief of Glory is set in the Dutch East Indies and told through the eyes of a Jappencamp survivor Much of the story is told through ten year old Jeremiah's eyes He is an easy character to love He is kind strong stubborn and endures many struggles during his three year internment Laura Sophie and Adi were also great charactersWhile I respected the way the story was told from present day with a look back in time I found myself completely engaged in the story from yesteryear and not as much in the present dayOverall it was a compelling read I recommend this novel for fans of historical fiction

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Thief of Glory1941 the situation changed swiftly The Japanese army invaded and Jeremiah and his family were placed in a Japanese prisoner of war camp a camp Jeremiah finally escapes and returns to Holland Yet wartime complications force him to abandon a marriage engagement with Laura Jensen The young man flees to California where he struggles with the lingering anger and war stress he faced as a childDetermined to find some kind of redemption a now elder. Before reading Thief of Glory I had no idea what the war was like for the Dutch residents living in what had been Dutch occupied Indonesia The novel was eye opening to say the least As with other books I’ve read with young protagonists dealing with the harsh realities of adults at war see The Book Thief Sarah s Key Diary of A Young Girl Stones from the River this one yanked fiercely on my mother heart and left me astonished at what war expects of the children swept up into its maelstromThe book won’t be released until mid August but I suggest you put it on your To Be Bought list and then most definitely on your To Be Read pile You will be moved appalled changed