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Beyond the Shield, by Nachman Kataczinsky, continues the story of his popular book The Shield. 21st century Israel – with all its population and know-how – is in the world of the 1940s. Can they gather all the Jews, defeat their enemies, and help build a better world?
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published September 24th 2016
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Redrake
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
The basic idea of this book series is not original. John Birmingham did it with Axis of Time, Christopher Nuttall with "Second Chance" Trilogy. Especially Christopher Nuttall's series can be seen as the start of the idea behind Shield. Only, in those books, the 2010 UK is displaced to July 1940. Here is 21st century Israel displaced to July 1941.
The idea is good, but unfortunately the author got overzealous and the whole plot ended black&white. Israel are basically the good guys, everyone el
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Allen McDonnell
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good but not great. I read this novel back to back with the first, which was excellent. Sadly this addition did not live up to the high standard of the first novel. The idea expressed in the original novel was that The Shield broke Israel loose in time and it arrived in 1941 at a crucial moment in history. The story that developed from that premise was very good, engaging, well written and fast paced. In the sequel unfortunately the author started adding one technological development after anoth ...more
Tim Fay
Oct 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Deus ex machina

As in too much of it, and not enough character development . This story could have used more development of the dramatic elements . Insted it reads more like a info dump/story outline . . . Quite disappointing for the reader. Far too much wish fulfillment for my tastes . Mr.
Kataczinsky would do well to contemplate a rewrite with a view to expanding characters lives...
Jesse Deleon
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great story to the series!

Nachman Kataczinsky has written another fantastic book to this series. Hoping that their will be more. Love it a fa .
Samuel Silverman
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
An excellent sequel

I read the shield and enjoyed it. I spent months waiting for the sequel and was not disappointed. It would be interesting to see what direction a third volume might follow.
Jeffrey Cherrie
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Superb!

Excellent read. Hopefully another book will follow? If you enjoyed the shield you will this second installment of the story.
Pat Dailey
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Interesting time travel concept

This is one of the most innovative concepts for time travel I have ever read. I hope there is a 3rd installment.
M Kat
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
terrific, unpredictable, believable alternate history
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Born in the U.S.S.R. to Holocaust survivors, Nachman Kataczinsky grew up in Israel. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the prestigious Technion University and was an officer with the Israel Defense Forces. His employer put him on the design team for the Merkava, Israel’s first tank, and promoted Nachman to head Research and Development, where he worked on ballistic armor and weapons ...more