Magda Lazarus was a reluctant witch until the dire threat of Nazi Germany convinced her to assume the mantle of her family's ancient powers. But though this young, beautiful Jewish woman has fought off Hitler's SS werewolves and the demon who would rule through the Führer, she has been unable to prevent the outbreak of World War II.
As long as Magda can summon spirits, there is still a chance to save people from the dire threat of the Holocaust. Her family's guardian angel, Raziel, stands beside her in the battle against the human and supernatural forces of evil arrayed against her people and all of Europe.
In Michele Lang's Dark Victory, as the Nazis prepare to invade Poland, Magda and her beloved Raziel marshal their own army, a supernatural force that will battle Hitler's minions to the death…or beyond.
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Lang's pallid sophomore effort (after 2011's Lady Lazarus) continues the saga of a Jewish witch in 1939 Europe trying to use her magic powers to stop the Nazis. On the eve of Germany's invasion of Poland, Magda Lazarus, who has the ability to summon souls, is distraught to learn how she will die. But she can defeat Hitler "only if she retrieves the true Book of Raziel," so Magda puts aside concerns for her own well-being to search for the tome. Given the grimness of her mission, the sometimes arch tone detracts from full engagement with the characters and their fates. While Jewish readers will love having a protagonist they can identify with, they will also spot a few errors in matters of language and religion, and some may object to the (possibly unintentional) implication that Hitler being possessed by demons relieves him of responsibility for his crimes.