The Selkie

The Selkieby David K. Yeh – (Cdn – Toronto, Ontario) – Find it here

Premise: A supernatural being is tasked with delivering an Enigma Code machine to the Allies so that they might win the war. Unfortunately he is captured by a boatload of Nazis who have a powerful shaman in their thrall.

This works surprisingly well, not least because a bunch of “master race” types with a fetish for Nordic mythology run up against the real thing and find their misconceptions somewhat wanting. Turns out the old religion not so easily harnessed to the will of those less than worthy.

Rating: Entertaining. Granted, the premise is farfetched and somewhat off-the-wall, but it carries through with great enthusiasm. Reads like a superior piece of pulp fiction war adventure from the past.

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