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Nadya’s War , , ,

by C.S. Taylor


The story of a young female pilot in the Red Army Air – from her first encounter with the Luftwaffe in 1942 to her unlikely rise as an ace and eventual saving of her mortal enemy’s life.

“On the whole, however, the characters are well drawn, and their arcs move in unexpected directions…A compelling, female-centric combat tale involving Russians and Nazis.” – Kirkus Reviews

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Nadezdah “Little Boar” Buzina, a young pilot with the Red Army’s 586th all-female fighter regiment, dreams of becoming an ace. Those dreams shatter when a dogfight leaves her severely burned and the sole survivor from her flight.

For the latter half of 1942, she struggles against crack Luftwaffe pilots, a vengeful political commissar, and a new addiction to morphine, all the while questioning her worth and purpose in a world beyond her control. It’s not until the Soviet counter-offensive at Stalingrad that she finds her unlikely answers, and they only come after she’s saved her mortal enemy’s life and fallen in love with the one who nearly kills her.


Praise from best-selling authors:

“Well researched, Nadya’s War is a fascinating tale of female combat pilots in World War II that will have you on the edge of your seat.” – Mark Sullivan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of BENEATH A SCARLET SKY.

“Nadya’s War tells the riveting story of a young woman’s journey as an ace fighter pilot in World War II, illuminating a long neglected chapter of history. Taylor provides a rich, engrossing narrative.” – Gregory A. Freeman, THE FORGOTTEN 500

“A dangerous aerial ballet of love, hate, pain and discovery, Nadya’s War takes the reader into skies that few have visited.  This is a fresh book with twists and surprises throughout.” – LtCol (Ret) Jay A. Stout, HELL’S ANGELS

Nadya’s War is a thrilling, moving fictional account of the Red Army’s 586th all-female fighter regiment. Taylor has obviously done his homework so this book will certainly appeal to enthusiasts of World War II’s aerial combat or anyone who loves well-written historical fiction.” – Kathryn Atwood, WOMEN HEROES OF WORLD WAR II: THE PACIFIC THEATER


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