Milkweed Triptych

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,833 ratings

Bitter Seeds Publisher's Summary

Audible was thrilled to discover this genre-busting alternate history of World War II by an exciting new writer, Ian Tregillis.

It's 1939. Raybould Marsh is a British secret agent in the early days of World War II, haunted by something strange he saw on a mission during the Spanish Civil War: a German woman with wires going into her head who looked at him as if she knew him. It wasn’t his imagination; the wired woman can see into the future and use her knowledge to twist the present. In fact, Marsh soon discovers that the Nazis are running missions with people who have special powers – a woman who can turn invisible, a man who can walk through walls, and the woman Marsh saw in Spain.

Marsh is called upon to stop them from aiding the Nazi expansion. He rallies a group of secret warlocks in Britain to hold an impending invasion at bay. But magic always exacts a price. Eventually, the sacrifice necessary to defeat the enemy proves as unthinkable as surrender. Alan Furst meets Alan Moore in this wildly entertaining epic of supernatural historical fiction. Bitter Seeds portrays a twentieth century much like the one we knew, but also profoundly different.

©2010 Ian Tregillis (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Bitter Seeds

    • The Milkweed Triptych, Book 1
    • By: Ian Tregillis
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 993
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 782
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 791

    Raybould Marsh is a British secret agent in the early days of World War II, haunted by something strange he saw on a mission during the Spanish Civil War: a German woman with wires going into her head who looked at him as if she knew him. It wasn’t his imagination; the wired woman can see into the future and use her knowledge to twist the present. In fact, Marsh soon discovers that the Nazis are running missions with people who have special powers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WW II alternate history: X-men vs Warlocks

    • By Phelix_da_Kat on 08-29-10

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Coldest War

    • The Milkweed Triptych, Book 2
    • By: Ian Tregillis
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470

    Twenty-two years after the Second World War, a precarious balance of power maintains the peace between Great Britain and the USSR. For decades, the warlocks have been all that stand between the British Empire and the Soviet Union-- a vast domain stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the shores of the English Channel. But now each death is another blow to Britain's security.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenomenal sequel

    • By aaron on 04-22-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Necessary Evil

    • The Milkweed Triptych, Book 3
    • By: Ian Tregillis
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 303

    Raybould Marsh, one of "our" Britain’s best spies, has travelled to another Earth in a desperate attempt to save at least one timeline from the Cthulhu-like monsters who have been observing our species from space and have already destroyed Marsh’s timeline. In order to accomplish this, he must remove all traces of the supermen that were created by the Nazi war machine and caused the specters from outer space to notice our planet in the first place. His biggest challenge is the mad seer Greta, one of the most powerful of the Nazi creations, who has sent a version of herself to this timeline to thwart Marsh.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great conclusion to great series

    • By David on 01-15-14

    Regular price: $24.95