The Lebensborn Alliance, Book II

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
427 Pages
Reviewed on 03/13/2020
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Author Biography

Joyce Yvette Davis was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 27, 1959. She is the youngest girl of seven children. When she was thirteen her family moved to Southern California. She discovered she had a knack for writing in her 8th-grade creative writing class. From that point on, she pursued writing as a career. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Communications Arts from Cal Poly University in Pomona, Ca. For the past 20 years, she has been a Quality Control Editor for a large information publishing company while occasionally writing freelance articles. When her employer sold the company, she took the retirement package and decided it was time to finish writing the book she had started years ago. She has one son, Brandon Jossef Davis, and a grandson, Brandon Jr.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Lebensborn Alliance, Book II is a work of fiction set during the opening of the Civil Rights movement in the late 1950s and was penned by author Joyce Yvette Davis. Set eleven years after the events of book one, we discover the continuation of what happened in the lives of previous characters, and especially those who took the mysterious serum which promised immortality. In this post World War II setting, Kapp has a new job as the bodyguard of Dr. Martin Luther King, whilst Hans is running a newspaper company. Circumstance reunites them, telling the tale of racial struggles alongside an exciting and conspiratorial plot that may once again threaten the safety of the world.

It was easy to pick up the storyline in author Joyce Yvette Davis’s emotive and truly human work of conspiracy, thrills and authentic historical settings. Readers of the first installment will find that all the backstory they need is provided as the narrative progresses, with a few surprises along the way, and this second novel really expands on the relationship and reunion of Hans and Kapp in light of the racial issues occurring at the time. I particularly liked the dialogue, which delivers intense exposition in a really accessible form, but also characterizes the central figures distinctly and informs us of their emotional state. Overall, The Lebensborn Alliance, Book II forms part of a fantastic series of twists and intrigues, and it is a highly recommended read for fans of speculative fiction set amidst realistic historical events.

Christian Sia

The Lebensborn Alliance is the second book in a riveting historical series by Joyce Yvette Davis, a tightly written and ingeniously plotted narrative that plunges the reader into a compelling historical setting. It is set in 1956, at a time when the Civil Rights Movement was gaining ground in the US. The narrative follows Former US Sargent Kapp Johnson, who has just been hired to be Dr. Martin Luther King’s bodyguard as he is involved on a mission to save Adok. Adok has been sent to Montgomery, Alabama to report on the bus boycott by the Managing Editor of the Vancouver Daily Times, Hans, and he has gotten involved with the Ku Klux Klan. The mission to save Adok will put Kapp and Hans on a perilous journey filled with intrigue and a new threat powerful enough to usher humanity into another global war.

This is a cunningly plotted and beautifully written novel and readers will be enticed by the idea of the new serum that is being administered to people, and the number of people receiving the serum is growing. But what about the consequences? The characters are exceptional, plucked from diverse backgrounds, and each has a powerful role in the story. Joyce Yvette Davis does an impeccable job of creating a setting that reflects the historical realities of the American people. The period after WWII is beautifully depicted, the conflict is strong enough to move the story forward and in directions that are unpredictable. One of the things that I look for in stories like this is character motivation and Joyce Yvette Davis does it so well that the reader can see what moves each character. The Lebensborn Alliance is exciting, compelling, and character-driven, but it is also a story with strong racial themes and political intrigue.

Romuald Dzemo

The Lebensborn Alliance is the second book in a series, a thriller with strong historical hints by Joyce Yvette Davis. It is the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement and former WWII Sergeant Kapp Johnson is hired as Dr. Martin Luther King’s bodyguard, so he moves to Montgomery, Alabama. Hans, a multimillionaire and owner of Vancouver Daily Times, sends one of his reporters, Adok, to Montgomery to cover the bus boycott and Adok goes missing. Hans needs the help of Kapp in locating Adok. In Alabama, the search takes them on a journey that involves the KKK and an evil plot that can engineer another global war. Woven into the story is the mystery of a serum and readers will want to discover what it is and the effect it has on humans.

This entry into the series is intriguing, expertly written, and ingeniously plotted. The atmosphere of the Civil Rights Movements with the kind of conflicts associated with the movement are well-explored. Joyce Yvette Davis’s handling of the theme of the color line becomes a powerful buffer to plot development. Hints on historical realities like the Aryan race are manifold. The descriptive style of writing gripped me from the very first page and had me reading nonstop, exploring the multidimensional characters and the plot twists. The characters are sophisticated, drawn from the media, the medical field, and veterans of WWII. They are solidly written with rich backgrounds and traits that make them human and believable. The Lebensborn Alliance is an engaging and fast-paced story that takes readers on a historic ride. It is real; it is imbued with humanism and intrigue. One of those historical novels you won’t want to put down.