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The Warsaw Conspiracy

(The Poland Trilogy #3)

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Engaging and opulent, THE WARSAW CONSPIRACY unfolds as a family saga set against the November Rising (1830-1831), partitioned Poland’s daring challenge to the Russian Empire. Brilliantly iIlustrating the psyche of a people determined to reclaim independence in the face of monumental odds, the story portrays two brothers and their fates in love and war. Michał is a seasoned ...more
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Published December 10th 2012 by Hussar Quill Press
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J Victor Tomaszek
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Warsaw Conspiracy is an uplifting tale of a very moral and patriotic early 19th century Polish family living under the subjugation of Russian domination. Martin keeps the dramatic tension high throughout the novel with a budding love story set against the ever present fear of imprisonment or worse as an uprising against the oppressive Russian invaders threatens and then comes to fruition. With strong, well-painted characters that you care about, the author makes you turn each page with curio ...more
Laura Mcewen-miller
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. As the third book of a great trilogy it was all I hoped for;except another continuation. Enough history to interest me but very fluid and easy to read. Martin did an excellent job in maintaining his characters who I fell in love with in Push Not The River. I would recommend to anyone with an interest in European history, but they must read them all to get the full effect.
Betty Strohecker
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The time is 1830-31 when there is even greater upheaval in Poland. Russia has taken over large portions of the country causing deprivation, starvation, and the ultimate sacrifice for many of its citizens as they struggle for mere survival. Still Anna struggles to maintain her family as the story emphasis shifts to her grown children. Each one must face his/her own challenges. This panoramic story of one family's strength, devotion, and sacrifice draws to a close in book 3. These books remain clo ...more
L F
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Compact History of Poland 1830

This book is an account of the last major uprising until modern times. It tells of the year long Polish Patriots uprising against Russia which was doomed from the beginning. The last book of the trilogy finally returns to the personal story of the Stenicki Family. This is well researched historical novel for anyone who enjoys "very close to truth " account of Polish War.
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Lee
Jan 07, 2013 rated it liked it
This book shared a part of European history that I wasn't familiar with. While I enjoyed the book, it wasn't quite as rich in character development as the previous two in the series. The characters were wooden and forced and the plot held few surprises. Looking forward to a fresh start in Martin's next book. ...more
gerry
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Historic fiction that teaches Polish history

The trilogy is suspenseful and educational with colorful characters. A better way to study history than any Western Civilization text book. This story gives the reader an intense look into the people and the heart of Poland.
Karolyn
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great ending to the Trilogy!
Robert Johnson
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Warsaw Conspiracy" is the third book of a trilogy that also includes "Push Not The River" and "Against a Crimson Sky". I highly recommend all three! ...more
Joanne trosper
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A historical story that left me dazzled

I read the the three books and immensely could not stop until they were read. I loved the drama, romance and history in all three books. I will look forward to this authors future writings.
Dawn Campbell
Apr 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Another great book for this wonderful Trilogy but definitely the weakest of the three. As much as I love Michal he was not given enough focus for me to feel we truly got to know him. This is in part because the family has grown and we have POV for several characters. I can say the same for the other children now grown.

The choice to give us those additional POV is a good one but this book should likely have been longer so we could have settled in a bit with each character and the events of the Wa
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Ubiquitousbastard
Jun 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: history, europe, fiction, war
This book covers a time and place in history that I'm not altogether familiar with: the Polish revolt of the 1830's. It starts with the small beginnings of revolution with a few cadets (it's always them) and goes through the (view spoiler) end of the revolt. Like many novels about eastern Europe, it centers around the lives of members of an extended family.

What I didn't like about it: there were moments that just felt clumsily done. Sometimes it would be an event, so
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Danielle Gonzalez
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the third and final book in the story that follows Anna and her family. Her children have grown and they are now finding their places in the events of Poland - the November Rising. Against her wishes, Anna's youngest son, Josef is in cadet school heading to a career in the military. Anna's husband has been arrested and is feared to be imprisoned in Siberia. Michal still carries the burden of feeling he is to blame for the death of Anna's other son, Tadek. With that burden, he does everyt ...more
Amberle Husbands
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I became much more invested in this story than I'd initially thought I would. I haven't read either the firs tor second novels in this series, but won a copy of The Warsaw Conspiracy as part of a Goodreads giveaway. The story is completely addicting, even with history having already spoiled the outcome for everyone. And the characters were well-enough developed that after a few chapters I really didn't mind having not read the first two books (although I would still like to, especially the first ...more
Brooksie
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Well, I can't lie and say it's a well-written book. Also, it doesn't appear that Hussar Quill Press is an actual press, so I assume this is self-published?

I say it's not well-written because the pace is incredibly uneven, there are a few glaring inconsistencies, and Martin actually used "derring-do" in his exposition (as in, a character did not say this, the author did).

That said, the first book in the trilogy, Push Not the River, is the most interesting, although it has very little to do with
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Joyce
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable read to complete the trilogy of Poland's struggle to maintain it's freedom as an independent nation. Poland is of interest to me personally because my ancestors were Kashubes who emigrated from the Hel Peninsula region of the country.
I liked how the author developed Iza into as strong a character as her aunt is in the previous books. I'm always drawn to historical fiction, particularly when based on real-life instances and individuals' lives... one learns much about life by reading hi
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Robbi Leah  Freeman
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
This was the ending? It still left you with many questions and felt really rushed. It was based on the cadet revolution and really most of the characters, I had grew to love, were just glossed over. He should have just stopped at the first book that he had a guide to go by. I did like Zofia's ending. ...more
Mina
May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
It was wonderful to read the final installment of this epic saga....full of historical details, the sacrifices made by this family....the struggle of the Poles against Russia....would love to see this made into a t.v movie series...loved how Anna and Zofia's families become intertwined...looking forward to read the authors next book... ...more
April
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this trilogy. It was well researched. The characters are real and you become wrapped up in their lives during the Napoleonic Wars. You learn a lot about the character of the Polish people and the turmoil they suffered during these wars. I highly recommend these novels to anybody who enjoys historic fiction.
maryglick
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful

I wanted a summer read that lasted for a bit longer. This turned out to be the most amazing book. My husband is Of Polish decent so that is partly why I chose it. The characters maintained their integrity through out the three volumes. Actually, I thought it would last the summer, but I could not put them down.
Ginger Weirich
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Major big sigh. As with the first two in this trilogy, I was thoroughly captivated from the very first page. The trials kept coming, one upon another, without ceasing. The ending was bittersweet, and, as I predicted after the second book, I am left feeling quite bereft and wiping tears. I will definitely look for more from this author. 5 stars.
Noreen
Anna B lived in interesting times. Physicists enjoyed old Star Trek because it didn't teach bad physics. James Conroyd Martin's trilogy is fun and you learn Polish history. I wonder how Anna's family wound up emigrating to the US with her diary? I've heard from Polish friends that Polish troops allied with the British in WWII. ...more
Mindi
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
I admit I struggled at first but after I got into it, I really did enjoy the romance and suspense! So interesting to learn of the struggles of other countries. ~ And easier to read it in a historical fiction form : )
Anntonette
Jun 29, 2013 rated it liked it
I was happy to read the last book in this series -- a nice way to tie up the based-on-fact historical fiction of a family who could have been like my paternal ancestors. A glimpse into what my family's past may have been like. ...more
Gilbert Gutierrez
Expansive

The love by its citizens of a constantly conquered nation is told through the eyes of Anna and her family. The history of Poland through its many partitions comes alive as the political history is intertwined with the social history.
j. Diane Lee
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A moving fast paced historical adventure.

Historical novels written through the eyes of a family - make the adventure more personal. I enjoyed this series much more than Michener's, Poland.
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Beverly G. Mendenhall
Historical fiction at its finest. Well developed characters. I would recommend the

3 books to anyone polish. The end is anticlimactic but appropriate. The polish stubbornness for identity and love of homeland is commendable.
Sally
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Barbara Gore
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
End of The Trilogy

I have been engrossed in these 3 books for a while and learned so much of Polish history. The author made the characters come alive for me. I also enjoyed the descriptions of the country and cities. Great books.
Patti Raney
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
I found the history of Poland fascinating and loved this final book in James Conroyd Martins series about Poland. As with his other books, it was very well written and engaging.
Corinne
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great story and after a third through it, I had a hard time putting it down. I look forward to reading more from Martin.
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