Imagine a novel featuring J.R.R. Tolkien, dwarves, sword fighting, tall thin figures on carved out boats, and even an evil empire feeling its way across the world. No Dawn for Men even has one of the characters journeying to destroy a not so secret talisman before the evil empire can get their hands on the prize. I know this may sound familiar and the similarities didn’t really strike me right away. In this story the evil empire is Adolf Hitler and the roving hoard are the Nazis. To add some spice author James Lepore included Ian Fleming as a spy from Great Britain. Oh and there is the beautiful woman.
“It was made of black stone and it was heavy, much too heavy for its size. Was it getting heavier in his hand? He realized he could barely keep it aloft and that the muscles in his arm were beginning to painfully constrict.”
While the book was enjoyable, I wouldn’t recommend you run out and buy it. Summer is approaching though and this is a not-to-deep beach/shade novel to read when you are relaxing. I’m more of a shade guy myself.