‘Saville is a master story-teller and reading this second volume in the trilogy of a Nazi-ruled Africa is sure to have the reader say: “When will the third book be here?”‘ – Newsmax, USA
[If you’ve yet to read The Madagaskar Plan, just to warn you there are some potential spoilers below.]
The final part of the trilogy is set in 1955-56. Following on from the events of The Madagaskar Plan, full-scale war has broken out in Africa. America has joined the fight, allied with the British, and together they have driven the Germans back to the deserts of the Sahara. As the book begins defeat looms for the Nazis and, in a shock announcement, Hitler is declared dead. Only Hochburg remains confident of final victory. The atomic bomb he has been developing is almost ready.
Since escaping Madagaskar, Burton has become consumed by one thought: revenge on Cranley and Hochburg. His trail leads him to the Sahara and Muspel, a land of the dead where the fate of the black population will at last be revealed. He will be helped on his journey by his old comrades Neliah and Tünscher. There will also be a final, big twist in this book, something that will turn the narrative on its head as the true nature of what’s been going on throughout is made clear…
For a few other snippets about Afrika Three, check out its page on my A-Z blog.
Although I like to think of the book as ‘The Good, the Bad and The Nazi’, I haven’t settled on an official title yet. For a while I considered calling it simply Muspel, but that was out of keeping with the other books in the trilogy, so now I have two possibilities: The Sahara Solution, or The Sahara Projekt.
The Sahara Solution clearly makes reference to the Final Solution; the fact that I have two words beginning with S means the front cover could use SS runes in the title. The Sahara Projekt is perhaps more in keeping with the other books: it has a place name and a word where the usual C-spelling is replaced by a K. The ‘Projekt’ in question is Hochburg’s bomb. I’d love to know what you think, so do vote below, share it on social media, and help me choose the title for the final book in The Afrika Reich Trilogy.