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Looking for historical fiction. Something with WWII and magic. Any other point in history is okay too.

Looking for historical fiction. Something with WWII and magic. Any other point in history is okay too.

thrashmasher

Johnathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, it's before WWII but high on my recommendations list.


Hedgewizard1958

The Grim Noir books by Larry Corriea.


lookylouboo

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman. Perfect blend of WWII and magical realism.


TheGeekKingdom

They call it science, but it is basically biomancy. Leviathan Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld. In an alternate WWI where England and its allies have access to huge bioengineered monsters and Germany and its allies has access to huge mechanical war machines, the crew of a flying British airship whale must protect the orphaned son of Franz Ferdinand so he can end the war. The main character is a 15-year-old girl who is dressing as a boy so she could enlist in the British army


Softoast

Not WW2 but historical and magical - loved The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue


ropbop19

Going by your title, *Declare* by Tim Powers is exactly what you want.


dreadedicebreaker

{{Life After Life}}


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Candycoatedmuffin2

Shogun by James Clavell


arxionus

What part of Shogun has magic in it?


Candycoatedmuffin2

Sorry, missed the magic part of the request