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Black Sun, Red Moon (Black Sun, Red Moon, #1) During the last throes of the Second World War, the Japanese are reluctant to leave Indonesia, which they rule from 1942 Thus, in this novel we ll witness the struggle for independence of other forces Both, the Japanese and the Dutch, are undesirable settlers for many of the natives.Most of the Dutch were sent to internment camps, but some families had agreed to co operate with the Japanese That s how they could keep their houses Kate van Dam and her family are in the group of the lucky ones During the last throes of the Second World War, the Japanese are reluctant to leave Indonesia, which they rule from 1942 Thus, in this novel we ll witness the struggle for independence of other forces Both, the Japanese and the Dutch, are undesirable settlers for many of the natives.Most of the Dutch were sent to internment camps, but some families had agreed to co operate with the Japanese That s how they could keep their houses Kate van Dam and her family are in the group of the lucky ones until their accord with the invaders gets dissolved Once at the camp, we ll get to know thoroughly the daily routine of the internees Kate s life will surprisingly be interwoven with that of the Japanese official Kenichi Ota, a kamikaze who will be saved from an already defined fate due to the capitulation of Japan.I like the way the author takes us back to Kate s childhood, there in the Dutch Java It s also nice being able to attend the gir Drama And Tragedy During The Indonesian Revolution An Ambitious, Unconventional, Compelling Saga Of Men At War, Captivity, Forced Prostitution, Murder, Political Dirty Tricks And Mob Terror In Japanese Occupied And Revolutionary Indonesia Rory Marron S Black Sun, Red Moon Gives Us An Almost Tangible Glimpse Of The Chaos That Was Java In 1945 46 His Writing, Infused With Imaginative Speculation, Is Sweeping, Poignant, Passionate And Unflinching Publishers Catalogue Japan S Sudden Surrender Ends The Second World War But Triggers The Indonesian Declaration Of Independence From The Netherlands, Catching The Returning Dutch And Southeast Asia S Peacekeepers , Britain, By Surprise In A Chaotic, Mistrustful Peace Lord Mountbatten Orders The Japanese To Defend The White Colonial Order Recent Foes Have No Choice But To Become Alliesof A Kind In Greatest Peril Are 80,000 European Women And Children Interned By The Japanese These Defenceless Civilians, Abandoned And Half Starved, Some Of Them Former Sex Slaves, Become Hostages To The Future Of A Free Indonesia.As Their Former Gaolers Become Their Guardians, Protecting Them From Hostile Mobs, Hatreds And Prejudices Are Hastily Re Examined British, Gurkha And Indian Troops, Veterans Of The Long Burma Campaign Arrive In Java Expecting A Warm Welcome From Grateful Civilians And Easy Duties Very Soon Their Orders Are Rewritten, Their Mission And Motives Questioned, As They Face Determined, Frequently Suicidal Opposition In The Mayhem Of Siege And Slaughter, Once Sworn Enemies Stand Shoulder To Shoulder Against A Murderous Human Tide Yet When Loyalties Are Questioned Fragile, New Bonds Are Threatened And Japanese Must Face Japanese In A Private, Deadly, Finale.Kate Van Dam Is Struggling To Survive The Squalor And Deprivation Of An Internment Camp Faced With A Sick Mother, Little Food And Medicines She Accepts The Dubious Offer Of Hostess Work At Japanese Officers Club.Lamban Longs For Independence For Indonesia A Chance Encounter With An Activist Plunges Him Into A Teeming, Dangerous World Of Secret Societies, Plots And The Whirlwind Of Revolution.For Lt Kenichi Ota, Japan S Surrender Saves Him From A Suicidal Last Stand But To Save The Woman He Loves He Will Have To Fight Again.Seaforth Highlander Alun MacDonald Has Had His Fill Of The British Army But Finds Himself Facing A New, Unpredictable Foe And Having To Trust His Former Enemies With His Life.War Correspondent Meg Graham Is Expecting To Cover Japan S Defeat Instead She Is Pitched Into A Ruthless Struggle For An Empire Unrestrained By Rules Of War. Rory Marron s Black Sun Red Moon is a sweeping epic in the style of James Clavell s Shogun that manages to be both historical in subject matter, yet surprisingly contemporary in its concerns At the beginning of the Second World War, the Japanese had easily conquered the islands now known as Indonesia, but which then formed the Dutch East Indies, a colonial empire that rivaled in history, size and, above all, profitability the British raj in India As Japanese rule over the main island of Java c Rory Marron s Black Sun Red Moon is a sweeping epic in the style of James Clavell s Shogun that manages to be both historical in subject matter, yet surprisingly contemporary in its concerns At the beginning of the Second World War, the Japanese had easily conquered the islands now known as Indonesia, but which then formed the Dutch East Indies, a colonial empire that rivaled in history, size and, above all, profitability the British raj in India As Japanese rule over the main island of Java crumbles at the end of the Second World War a kaleidoscope of competing ambitions is let lo Set against the backdrop of Indonesia s fight for Independence at the end of the Second World War, Black Sun, Red Moon A Novel of Java is packed with period detail and does not shy away from the realities of war From Kate and Ota to Lamban, Ishida and Meg, Rory Marron has created a host of fascinating characters through which he brings the factual events both extraordinary and unexpected to life Their individual struggles to cope with the conflict A well told story of the start of the Indonesia s independence The story starts after the fall of Singapore and in the third person, tells of the experiences from a variety of people s perspective an English soldier, a Dutch East Indian girl in a prison camp, a Japanese officer, an Indonesian freedom fighter, as wel This has been a very interesting read.Set against a fascinating historical period, it is well written, introduces a few solid, likeable characters.My only issue with it is that, like in the case of other stories with numerous point of view, not all are equally interesting I personally found the female reporter story and the Scottish soldier a bit of a bore Not that they are bad, but I found those story lines not as absorbing as lets say Ota s or Kate s They seemed to be a lotdeveloped This has been a very in I thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned so much about events that were almost a footnote in history classes I took My uncle served in Burma and would never talk about his experiences so this has helped me to see that period in context Can t wait for the next book. Received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway Okay, so I started reading this book like, what, a year ago or so If I knew that the first one hundred or so pages were nothing like the other half of the book I would have kept on reading The first six chapters were reaaaally not my cup of tea it was just too slow There were five orcharacter and I just didn t know if any of them would turn up later, so I was mostly bored it felt like I had to meet all my relatives for Christmas while I onl Received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway Okay, so I started reading this book like, what, a year ago or so If I knew that the first one hundred or so pages were nothing like the other half of the book I would have kept on reading The first six chapters were reaaaally not my cup of tea it was just too slow There were five orcharacter and I just didn t know if any of them would turn up later, so I was mostly bored it felt like I had to meet all my relatives for Christmas while I only really cared for two or three of them There was also the fact that there were different countries and places involved I wasn t so well informad about the Java situation, so it was very difficult for me to know why the location HAD to be moved constantly.CHARACTERSMaybe the point that I would rate the lowest, but for a personal opinion only I m accustometed to really feel for the character I read With Black Sun, Red Moon first time author Rory Marron gives us part one of a fascinating episode of World War II While it is a work of fiction, Marron relates factual events little known among Western readers and pushes us out of our moral comfort zone.The story takes place in Java as the Pacific war is ending and there s no question Japanese forces committed atrocities They interned European civilians under harsh conditions, they pressured women for their military brothels often under thre With Black Sun, Red Moon first time author Rory Marron gives us part one of a fascinating episode of World War II While it is a work of fiction, Marron relates factual events little known among Western readers and pushes us out of our moral comfort zone.The story takes place in Java as the Pacific war is ending and there s no question Japanese forces committed atrocities They interned European civilians under harsh conditions, they pressured women for their military brothels often under threat of violence, and they began it all by launching an aggressive war of imperial expansion.But at the same time, the Europeans interned by the Japanese were Dutch colonial masters and the Javanese had wanted them out The Japanese were initially cheered by the revolutionaries and they promised to grant Indonesia its independence.Perhaps the promise was less than sincere but some officers, particularly in the Imperial Navy, wanted to keep their word In part becaus

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