Fireshadow
Anthony Eaton
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Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM By Anthony Eaton

In the rain soaked forests of South Western Australia, the lives of two young men collide across the years, leaving both of them changed forever Eric is a WWII soldier, a German boy, imprisoned in a strange land Vinnie is a modern teenager, scarred both physically and emotionally by the death of his sister.When these two lives meet, both will be changed, because sometimeIn the rain soaked forests of South Western Australia, the lives of two young men collide across the years, leaving both of them changed forever Eric is a WWII soldier, a German boy, imprisoned in a strange land Vinnie is a modern teenager, scarred both physically and emotionally by the death of his sister.When these two lives meet, both will be changed, because sometimes wars are fought as much in the soul, as on the battlefield.
  • Title: Fireshadow
  • Author: Anthony Eaton
  • ISBN: 9780702233814
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Hardcover

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Amanda Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
Fireshadow by Anthony Eaton is set in Marrinup, W.A and is told from multiple perspectives. Vinnie Santiani survived a car crash which killed his older sister and left him with scars on his face and body. Erich Pieters is a seventeen year old German soldier, captured in Libya and set to a prisoner of war camp in Australia.From the moment I began reading this, I was intrigued as to how Vinnie and Erich’s lives would intersect and I was really impressed with how it was done. Their lives are link [...]
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Bree T Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
You let your sister burn…Vinnie is running. After a tragic accident that killed his sister and left him viciously scarred, he can’t face the blame and the guilt anymore. So he leaves home, hitching a ride on a logging truck and venturing into the bush to camp. To just get away from it all and be.In 1943, during the height of the Second World War, German soldier Erich Pieters is captured in Africa. He is interned to an Australian prisoner of war camp, deep in the Western Australian bush. Desp [...]
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James Laidler Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
A great read. Beautifully developed and rendered characters.
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Sarah Mayor Cox Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
I just loved this book, the friendships were so real and poignant. It would be fabulous to read in a History class - oh that there were more History teachers that read!!! Must re-read this book, and add it to one of my reading lists for my students. This is one of the books that helped me decide Anthony Eaton should get the Ibby Ena Noel Award.
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Sophie Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
I wasn't expecting to like this book at all, because I never like school-assigned books. They're always far too easy and immature. I was pleasantly surprised with Fireshadow. It is a moving, split-narrative novel and I think Eaton weaved the two stories together really well. A great Australian book!
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Yoshi Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
I was hoping the first book I read this year would be a great start, but I'm mildly disappointed. Eaton does a great job with the first half of the novel, with strong character and plot setup. Throughout the first half of the novel, the stories about Erich's time in a P.O.W camp and Vinnie's runaway story built up strong foundations for many characters in the novel.However, once I got to the second half of the novel, I couldn't help but be disappointed in the way Eaton wraps up characters, creat [...]
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Abster Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
I have to say, wow I was so emotional at the end. Cryathon but still, amazing book.
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Michelle Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
Fireshadow is one of the most unique books I’ve read this year. It’s a beautiful blend of contemporary and historical fiction, set against the stunning backdrop of the West Australian bush. Although it’s young adult, there is cross-over appeal. In fact it’s this very appeal which makes it such a standout novel amongst its YA peers. There is a depth to the story, research, writing and characters which is rarely ever found in historical fiction written for younger audiences.Written in thre [...]
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Bundyhighlibrary Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
This is not the first of Eaton’s novels to use multiple viewpoints and timelines and this is not a bad thing. In this case, we have Vincent, scarred victim of a car crash which killed his sister, and Erich, young German prisoner-of-war in a POW camp in Western Australia. Their lives intersect in the bush near the now-overrun with wildlife camp site as Vincent runs away from the stares and accusations. Erich, now an old man, has come to say farewell to the ghosts which have haunted his life sin [...]
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Janelle Dazzlepants Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
Two different stories told from the same site - an old POW camp. One boy goes there to escape from a car accident that claimed the life of his sister, scarred him badly and caused his parents to blame him, and the second story is that of a young girl, prisoner and her Grandfather whilst the POW camp was in operation. The first boy from the present day eventually comes into contact with some of these people from the POW camp, and I love the way he learns to accept himself and live with what happe [...]
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Natasha Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
I liked this book. It took me two days to read it because I could not put it down. The saddest part was when Alice died during child birthwas not expecting that. The only thing I did not like was the friendship between Erich and Alice. I did not find it believable and they didn't have any chemistry.I would have liked more Vinnie though. He disappears somewhat towards the middle and comes back towards the end. An enjoyable book though and recommend it.
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Karyn Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
I enjoyed the historical component of this book more than I expected. I sometimes forget that I enjoy books set in another era. I wasn't really aware of the Australian prisoner of war camps. They certainly sound different from the concentration camps of the same era. I didn't find the contemporary story of Vinnie as compelling or as neatly tied up, but it didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the book.
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Rebecca Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
We had to read and analyze this novel for our English class, which always makes you like it a little less. But it is a really beautiful novel, well written and relatively easy to follow. Well developed characters and storylines make for a story that will fill you with hope, happiness and heartbreak. Enjoy!
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Issy Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
I had to read this book for school in English. I was surprised that I really enjoyed it. It was very well written and I liked how the book went back in time to the war years. This was relevant though, because Erich comes back in the modern time. This book was really sad and gave off a feeling of nostalgia.
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Karen Hunt Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
Another short-listed book. Set in Australia in both WW2 (at a POW camp in WA) and the present day (at the deserted campsite). The book really takes you on a journey and is very engaging. At first I thought it was pleasantly predictable, but then it had a big surprise up its sleeve. I really enjoyed this.
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Rosie Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
Wow - i love this book! Fireshadow is set during world war 2 and also during the present. And somehow the story of Erich and Vinnie connect into a veryh special and emotional story. A real eye-opener by a fantastic Australian Author!!
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Just Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
A beautiful story set around Marrinup in WA during WWII and current era telling the story from a number of different perspectives. Really enjoyed reading this book.
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Chloe Brown Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
I've read other books based in WWII that I loved but this one just didn't really appeal to me. I found Vinnie's parts kind of boring and Erich's only a bit better.
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Lyndee Feb 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM
Truly an amazing story Eaton captures the harsh beautiful Australian landscape perfectly and the stories of two struggling young men provides an entertaining read!
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Fireshadow By Anthony Eaton In the rain soaked forests of South Western Australia, the lives of two young men collide across the years, leaving both of them changed forever Eric is a WWII soldier, a German boy, imprisoned in a strange land Vinnie is a modern teenager, scarred both physically and emotionally by the death of his sister.When these two lives meet, both will be changed, because sometimeIn the rain soaked forests of South Western Australia, the lives of two young men collide across the years, leaving both of them changed forever Eric is a WWII soldier, a German boy, imprisoned in a strange land Vinnie is a modern teenager, scarred both physically and emotionally by the death of his sister.When these two lives meet, both will be changed, because sometimes wars are fought as much in the soul, as on the battlefield.

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