Milkweed Triptych

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 71 ratings

Bitter Seeds Summary

It's 1939. The Nazis have supermen, the British have demons, and one perfectly normal man gets caught in between. Raybould Marsh is a British secret agent in the early days of the Second World War, haunted by something strange he saw on a mission during the Spanish Civil War: a German woman with wires going into her head who looked at him as if she knew him.

When the Nazis start running missions with people who have unnatural abilities - a woman who can turn invisible, a man who can walk through walls, and the woman Marsh saw in Spain who can use her knowledge of the future to twist the present - Marsh is the man who has to face them. He rallies the secret warlocks of Britain to hold the impending invasion at bay. But magic always exacts a price. Eventually, the sacrifice necessary to defeat the enemy will be as terrible as outright loss would be. Alan Furst meets Alan Moore in the opening of an epic of supernatural alternate history, the tale of a twentieth century like ours and also profoundly different.

©2010 Ian Tregillis (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Bitter Seeds

    • The Milkweed Triptych, Book 1
    • By: Ian Tregillis
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Raybould Marsh is a British secret agent in the early days of the Second World War, haunted by something strange he saw on a mission during the Spanish Civil War: a German woman with wires going into her head who looked at him as if she knew him. When the Nazis start running missions with people who have unnatural abilities, Marsh is the man who has to face them. He rallies the secret warlocks of Britain to hold the impending invasion at bay. But magic always exacts a price....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, not so good narration

    • By Wendall on 30-01-12

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 2

    • The Coldest War

    • The Milkweed Triptych, Book 2
    • By: Ian Tregillis
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Someone is killing Britain's warlocks.... Twenty-two years after the Second World War, a precarious balance of power maintains the peace between Great Britain and the USSR. For decades, the warlocks have been all that stand between the British Empire and the Soviet Union - a vast domain stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the shores of the English Channel. But now each death is another blow to Britain's security.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A sequel that doesn't disappoint.

    • By Morgan Hughes on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 3

    • Necessary Evil

    • The Milkweed Triptych, Book 3
    • By: Ian Tregillis
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Raybould Marsh, one of "our" Britain’s best spies, has travelled to another Earth in a desperate attempt to save at least one timeline from the Cthulhu-like monsters who have been observing our species from space and have already destroyed Marsh’s timeline. In order to accomplish this, he must remove all traces of the supermen that were created by the Nazi war machine and caused the specters from outer space to notice our planet in the first place. His biggest challenge is the mad seer Greta, one of the most powerful of the Nazi creations, who has sent a version of herself to this timeline to thwart Marsh.

    Regular price: £24.19