Last Dance in Kabul
by Ken Czech
Publication Date: August 2, 2018
Paperback & eBook; 306 Pages
Genre: Action & Adventure/Historical/Romance/War & Military
The Ultimate Dance Between Love and War
When his superiors ignore his warnings of an impending Afghan insurrection in 1841, British army captain Reeve Waterton vows never to return to Kabul. But then he rescues strong-willed Sarah Kane from an ambush and his plans for civilian life and self-preservation unravel around him.
At first Reeve dislikes Sarah as much as she loathes him. She’s as impudent and disdainful of authority as he, plus she’s betrothed to his bitterest rival.
It’s only after Reeve’s closest friend is brutally murdered and the Afghan tribes explode in revolt that he and Sarah discover their desperate need†for each other. When the retreating British army is caught between the jaws of Afghanistan’s blizzard-wracked mountain passes and hordes of†vengeful tribesmen, Sarah and Reeve must rely on their skills, courage, and blossoming love just to survive.
The children. Always the damn children.
My knowledge on the British occupation of Afghanistan was minimal. I think today the history of Afghanistan is overshadowed by the events of the 2001. So when I was asked if I wanted to read this book for the tour, I was immediately interested. The novel follows Reeve Waterton, a British army captain, who is a bit of trouble maker. Sarah Kane is traveling to Kabul with her sister to marry her fiancé. Sarah is feisty and when she meets Reeve by mere chance, they immediately hate the other. (Plus she is engaged to Reeve’s rival.) What follows was quite an adventure! There is a love triangle, battles, and the growing feelings of our main characters who are also just trying to survive.
For me, this book had everything I wanted. I loved the banter between Reeve and Sarah. I also enjoyed the history of the novel since I knew nothing about the time period. The relationship wasn’t forced and developed I felt very naturally. I also appreciated how the battle scenes were done.
If you are looking for a novel of war, history, and a love story- look no further. I loved it and I was very sad to see it end. (I was so fond of Reeve.)
Thank you to Ken Czech for sending this book to me. It was amazing!
Praise for Last Dance in Kabul
ìReeve Waterton, a dashing rogue, is a true hero who stands among the most valiant officers of British fiction. Sarah Kane is an assertive woman†assured of her own mind yet vulnerable in her heart. Together they spark the blaze that energizes Last Dance in Kabul.î óRex Griffin, historical writer
ìYou won’t find two more compelling characters than Reeve Waterton and Sarah Kane. I love them. I rooted for them to survive and work things out from the third chapter until the exciting conclusion. Their story was so expertly woven between survival and romance that I found it difficult to pull myself away from it.î óRay Simmons, for Reader’s Favorite
ìLast Dance in Kabul is a war story; a story of life and death; a story of love and hate, and it is a very good read. I was pulled back to 1841 and dropped in the middle of the Afghan insurrection.î ñTrudi LoPreto for Reader’s Favorite
ì[The] character development is impeccable and the conflict gives the story its powerful depth and emotional intensity. Last Dance in Kabul is a captivating, well-plotted and beautifully paced novel.î óChristian Sia, for Reader’s Favorite
About the Author
Dr. Ken Czech is a retired history professor and an internationally recognized authority on the historical literature of exploration and sport. His passion, however, has turned to writing fiction. He and his wife Mary live in Central Minnesota on an abandoned granite quarry.
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