Book Review: His Majesty’s Hope by Susan Elia Macneal


World War II has finally come home to Britain, but it takes more than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid spy and expert code breaker Maggie Hope. After serving as a secret agent to protect Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Maggie is now an elite member of the Special Operations Executive—a black ops organization designed to aid the British effort abroad—and her first assignment sends her straight into Nazi-controlled Berlin, the very heart of the German war machine. Relying on her quick wit and keen instincts, Maggie infiltrates the highest level of Berlin society, gathering information to pass on to London headquarters. But the secrets she unveils will expose a darker, more dangerous side of the war—and of her own past.


The third installment in this series is a little less fun and a little more dark than expected. That’s only because it exposes one of the most gruesome operations of the Nazis. The story revolves around how this exposé affects the lives of Maggie, Elise and Father Licht. Even on a broader level, this book describes how the actions in war might seem relevant during the situation but are more harder to accept in hindsight. Maggie’s character grows a lot in this book; she is courageous and able to quickly think on her feet in dangerous situations but she is still sensitive and finds it hard to reconcile with the evil in the world and her own actions. Even though there was hardly any mystery in this book, I think it’s a setup for character development and hopefully, better mysteries in the next books.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️


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