The Scouts of St. Michael: Operation Archangel
Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)
Summer, 1940. England is being ravaged by war.
Banned from their local boy scout troop for being orphans
the six 11- through 16-year-old residents of St Michael's Home for Boys press on and form their own troop to do their bit for the home front.
After performing a conspicuous act of bravery under fire they attract the attention of Boy Scouts founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, even King George VI - as well as leaders of the newly formed branch of British Intelligence, the Special Operations Executive.
A situation has arisen that demands immediate action.
According to reports from the field, a unit of the Hitler Youth has gone rogue and is committing brutal atrocities against locals living in occupied territories, led by one 15-year-old Thomas Peter Heydrich, a.k.a. 'the Nazi Prince', nephew of SS Chief Reinhard Heydrich, and a favorite of Adolf Hitler himself.
A group of brave boy scouts just might be what the situation requires ... if they are ready to answer the King's call.
The Scouts of St. Michael: OPERATION ARCHANGEL is an exciting new action-adventure by Dan Morales.
Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 7.50 out of 10
Plot: This novel is well plotted. The action and tension intensify throughout, and readers are left hanging at the end of this first book in the series.
Prose: The writing is smooth and allows the action to build throughout the novel. Fans of WWII fiction will enjoy this.
Originality: While WWII stories are nothing new, the author manages to put a different spin on things, making his tale feel original.
Character Development: The author has taken the time to fully develop his characters. Each of the players has been given distinct characteristics.
Date Submitted: June 28, 2018
"The way Dan Morales writes is a different style than most authors, which makes his book fun to read. He writes with clarity and care, making his book a ton more interesting to read than some books. This excellent story contains an action-packed adventure that I would recommend for teenage readers who enjoy historical fiction. Totally worth five stars. The Scouts of St. Michael: Operation Archangel is only the first book of the series with at least one more coming. Great book, I loved it. The cliffhanger at the end was excellent!" - Andrew McFarland (Teen Reviewer), Readers' Favorite