Surrounded by privilege and complemented with incidents of near disaster, Magda sets her talents in music and languages to become the most powerful woman in the Third Reich, placing power above friendship, family, and like Alberich in The Ring of the Nibelung, even love.
A Fire Kindled is a work of fiction. Though based on the life of Magda Goebbels it is a composite of several people, the psyche of a nation, and the consequences of choices. The author takes many liberties with persons, dates, and places. It is not history—it is not biography—it is not a romance in either love or medieval tale. It is a fictional story of how unchecked power and intellect can poison the soul of a nation as seen through the eyes of a woman and her son.
The book assumes a basic understanding of WWII on the part of the reader and the events leading to that conflict. No adjectives are wasted on commentary about the evils of the Nazis—how can words describe such deeds?—their actions speak for themselves.
Some sexual material—for mature readers only.