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4.30  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  9 reviews
They call him Nebuchadnezzar. The Nazis have established a torture center in a mine at the heart of a Romanian forest. Here they interrogate prisoners and, sometimes, throw them into the furnace at the heart of the mine. Only now, the primeval forest is rising against them, unleashing a preternatural army to besiege the great iron gate of the mine. The fearsome guards beco ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Enclave
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Jill Williamson
Jun 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sascha König, a man once called Nebuchadnezzar, is being held for questioning about his involvement during WW2 in the Nachthaus, a Nazi prison in the heart of a Romanian forest. Years have passed since then, but people are still looking for answers to the mysteries that went on there. So Sascha tells his story, a frightening tale of fire, demons, and a gypsy girl Sascha did not save.

My mind is still reeling! What a clever and strange story. Very well written. Creepy. Ingenious. And a
Lisa Godfrees
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've always said that a perfect book is one where someone hands it to me and says "Read it, it's good" and I know absolutely nothing about it going in. Why? Because I like to be surprised. So many books these days are clones of one another where you can see what's going to happen from page 1 and you read on mildly entertained, but not really taken for a ride.

Konig's Fire is a book that will take you for a ride. As first I hesitated to pick it up because it was a book about Nazi Germa
Mar 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What we often overlook in ourselves is our ability to justify our sins. It is just too difficult to face. Schooley explores the dark recesses of rationalization in this excellent book. A man working in a concentration camp is told to make the fires hotter. He justifies his work as actually helping the Jews because they will suffer for a shorter time. His constant struggle is not so much to do what is right, but even to know what the right is. Though it is loosely historical fictional, there are ...more
Rachel Thomson
Feb 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sascha Konig is a brilliant chemist, a Nazi, and a good man. That, at least, is what he tells himself. He is, after all, an educated, literate man, an artist, a man of faith. That he must sometimes obey unspeakable orders does not change that.

Ah, but, It is times such as these that we see inside a man by what he obeys or does not obey. That is but one of the lessons Konig must grapple with inside the Nachthaus, a notorious Nazi death and torture camp inside an old forest mine in Romania,
Daphne Self
Reading the blurb for this book does not prepare the reader. Written in first person, you quickly lose yourself in the story. You are becoming Sascha Konig. Set in the time of WWII at the height of the Third Reich, a young man, a Christian hidden under the teachings of Hilter's Youth, must battle the evilness of the Nachthaus, a secret underground cave that houses torture chambers and the oven, dubbed Dante's Inferno by Konig. Earning the name of Nebuchadnezzar, Konig strokes the fire seven time ...more
Kerry Nietz
Oct 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Konig’s Fire is a work of art. From start to finish it is compelling, moving and utterly fantastic. In raw inventiveness it rivals the writings of Stephen King at his very best. (Think “The Mist” meets “Apt Pupil” with a touch of “Desperation,” both literally and figuratively.)

This book has two things that most King novels do not have, though: philosophical depth and transcendent hope. I’m amazed by how well the “big themes” were blended into a narrative that is essentially all action.
Richard New
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
In Konig's Fire by author Marc Schooley; wow, but I'm just going to have to say it: what a strange and unusual story. It starts out oppressive and sickening right away and … just ... gets ... worse. That is, until enough hints are dropped for the Christian allegory to show through the building Nazi mess. Very imaginative and not for the faint of heart. However, this reviewer found himself rooting for the main character (a Nazi chemist) and felt satisfied with the story ending. Justice served fro ...more
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Konig's Fire is amazing. It caught my eye from the cover and the description reeled me in, I was curious and had to read it, I'm glad I did.

Konig runs a Nazi furnace deep inside a mine in the forest of Romania. Dedicated to his work her serves with a passion, but when a young girl he kills in the furnace begins to haunt him he begins to question things. When nature itself rises up with an army of its own to fight against the atrocities being carried out in the mine Konig finds himsel
Linda Yezak
Schooley is someone to watch. I had a hard time putting Konig's Fire down, in spite of some writing quirks. Give him time. He's going to be a best selling author.
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