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The Nam Shadow (#2)

4.76  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  15 reviews
From the author of the bestselling novel The Nam Legacy comes The Nam Shadow.

To carefree, naive, young soldier Terry Edwards, life’s an adventure. But how easy is it to cope with the extreme fear and intense emotions that come with the war in Vietnam, when you know life balances on the accuracy of a bullet in meeting its target? Sometimes, taking chances is the only way to
Paperback, 333 pages
Published November 10th 2018 by Carole Brungar Publishing
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Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have just finished The Nam Shadow and I have to say I was have blown away. I loved The Nam Legacy, but this was just wow, what an amazing story. I absolutely loved reading Terry's story, I thought he was the best friend a person could have in the first book, but he was so much more. And Frankie, she was awesome, what a character. The relationship between Terry and Frankie was so powerful and important, especially during those times in Vietnam and I was kept hoping until the end that they would ...more
Julie Manu
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story of Terry follows on from Carole's earlier book, The Nam Legacy.
Carole has a gift of bringing the reader into the story. Terry's story and experiences in Viet Nam captivates the reader; you are also introduced to Frankie, a young woman photographer determined to humanise the effects war was having not only on the soliders, but the Viet Nam community. The journey Terry and Frankie becomes intertwined. What I loved too, was how Carole managed to tell you some of the experiences from Terr
Barbara Johnston
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great things come to those who wait. The sequel to The Nam Legacy has landed! What a great read, I couldn't put it down. I live at Foxton Beach and have lived in the Manawatu District most of my life so I found it very exciting and interesting when many places I know are mentioned. Although it would apply to all small town New Zealand in the 60s. The Nam Shadow is a roller coaster read. It plays with your emotions. Heart pumping reading in the parts where Jack and Terry and Frankie, a woman comb ...more
Sue Bakker
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think Carole took a lot of guts to write novels about Vietnam, considering how many view the war and all the issues surrounding it. It is often misunderstood and unspoken about. In her first book, The Nam Legacy, Terry and Jack are two mates, from small town New Zealand, joining the army, wanting adventure .. like many other young men. This second novel beefs out the Nam experience, the horror of it, the people, the places, the smell. It has you worried for Terry and Frankie (a young woman wor ...more
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Terry "Romeo" Edwards couldn’t wait to go to war. After all, home didn't feel like home anymore, with his mother shacking up with the lodger, and his best mate engaged to the very girl Terry dreamed about when alone at night in his sleep-out. At least in Vietnam, he'd be doing something exciting. Or so he thought.

Copper hair, freckled faced Frankie Procter—a freelance photographer out to prove herself in an often male dominated world—couldn't wait to go either, but for very different reasons. Fr
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm new to this era of historical fiction. Most of what I read has been WWII era and older and only lately am I starting to read the era of Vietnam.

The Nam Shadow is a second in a series, but the first read for me. This did not take away from the story, as it is a new story all on its own. The beginning was a bit of a slow start for me, but it quickly ramped up from there, taking on the journey to Saigon and beyond with Frankie and Terry. Told in dual timelines, you follow them on their separat
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I didn't put it down and read the whole book in one day. It is not often I come across a story that interests me in this way. It's a story of love, it's a story of loss. It's a story of resilience in a time of utter chaos and horror in a conflict that left millions of people homeless, without loved ones and wondering what the purpose of the war, really was.
Carol has an easy style of writing and crafted scenes so well I cried, felt the fear and the horror, but then laughed and reveled
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another thought provoking tug on the heartstrings story by Carole.....I loved this book maybe more than the Nam Legacy. Nam Shadow very much complemented Nam Legacy however you could read it on its own and you wouldn't feel like you missed anything. Absolutely loved the main characters and my heart went out to them and what they went through. To know that in real life so many soldiers and their families suffered as they did in the book just makes the book even more powerful and emotional. ...more
Sandra Roberts
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Carole did such an amazing job writing The Nam Shadow - I loved how it carried straight on from The Nam Legacy. Having read that great novel I was very curious how the next one was going to go and she blew me away. It is a very emotional story, love, laughter, sorrow and gave me a whole insite into the Nam War. A novel you truely cannot put down. A must read.

Well done Carole looking forward to your next one.
Jenna Taylor
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another great read and a sequel to the Nam Legacy. In this book we are introduced to Terrys story. Many of my generation have no idea what veterans of the vietnam war have had to endure throughout their lives. Caroles books have been quite the eye opener for me. They also transport me back to a time when my parents would have been a similar age to the main characters. I find the characters so relatable and I throughrally enjoy reading their unforgettable love stories. I am hooked!!!
Nicky Webber
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
GREAT story, well researched and written. Thoroughly enjoyed the unfolding love story and the insight into the misery and struggle with war and the impacts of Agent Orange that continued after the way.
Lorraine Yates
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well done Carole. Could not put the book down. I felt I was in Vietnam with Terry and Frankie. A very emotional read at times. Can’t wait for your next book. I would recommend this book to readers worldwide. They won’t be disappointed.
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It followed on beautifully from The Nam Legacy. We served with NZ forces in Singapore during the latter stages of the Vietnam war, and so we knew a lot of the vets. This book is very true to that conflict and what happened to those men. I would highly recommend it.
Angela Torr
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great story, really enjoy reading books from this author.
Traci Grant
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t put this book down! It was the perfect second book in the Nam series and it’s left me wanting to know more!!
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