Spotlight on The Book of Uriel by Elyse Hoffman – Blog Tour

On behalf of The Write Reads, I am honoured today to be hosting a spotlight post for The Book of Uriel by Elyse Hoffman.

Synopsis

In the fires of World War II, a child must save his people from darkness…

Ten-year-old Uriel has always been an outcast. Born mute in a Jewish village known for its choir, he escapes into old stories of his people, stories of angels and monsters. But when the fires of the Holocaust consume his village, he learns that the stories he writes in his golden notebook are terrifyingly real.

In the aftermath of the attack, Uriel is taken in by Uwe, a kind-hearted linguist forced to work for the commander of the local Nazi Police, the affably brutal Major Brandt. Uwe wants to keep Uriel safe, but Uriel can’t stay hidden. The angels of his tales have come to him with a dire message: Michael, guardian angel of the Jewish people, is missing. Without their angel, the Jewish people are doomed, and Michael’s angelic brethren cannot search for him in the lands corrupted by Nazi evil.

With the lives of millions at stake, Uriel must find Michael and free him from the clutches of the Angel of Death…even if that means putting Uwe in mortal danger.

The Book of Uriel is a heartbreaking blend of historical fiction and Jewish folklore that will enthrall fans of The Book Thief and The World That We Knew.

Length: 373 Pages

Publishing: 26th January 2021

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Uriel-Novel-WWII-ebook/dp/B08NZYJGB9

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/55991309

Author Bio – Elyse Hoffman

Elyse Hoffman strives to tell historical tales with new twists: she loves to meld WWII and Jewish history with fantasy, folklore, and the paranormal. She has written six works of Holocaust historical fiction: the five books of The Barracks of the Holocaust and The Book of Uriel.

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3 comments

  1. Uwe … Yes, well… the Hebrew letters that spell out the name of God might be pronounced that way (which appear behind the head of the kid on the cover, by the way), if Jews were to trying to read it. Many have used Yahwe. I wonder if readers will get this if they’re not Jewish.

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