The Black Eagle Inn

Christoph Fischer


The Black Eagle Inn

The Black Eagle Inn

  • Title: The Black Eagle Inn
  • Author: Christoph Fischer
  • ISBN: 9781492391715
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback



The Black Eagle Inn is an old established restaurant and part of a family farm business in the sleepy Bavarian countryside outside of Heimkirchen Childless Anna Stockmann has fought hard to make it her own and keep it running through WWII The family is divided by rivalry between family members since her own youth but at the heart of this story one of Anna s nephews, MarkThe Black Eagle Inn is an old established restaurant and part of a family farm business in the sleepy Bavarian countryside outside of Heimkirchen Childless Anna Stockmann has fought hard to make it her own and keep it running through WWII The family is divided by rivalry between family members since her own youth but at the heart of this story one of Anna s nephews, Markus, owns her heart and another nephew, Lukas, owns her ear, while her husband Herbert is still missing in action Religion dictates life in Heimkirchen s enclosed Catholic community that was almost unaffected by the fighting in the war Anna s brother Hans Ulrich is involved in the church as well as in post war party politics He finds that the new generation, his own off spring, are not functioning as well as the older one would like Bitter conflicts arise in the new forming Germany and the family members all need to decide how to respond to the challenges ahead How does a Nation recover from its collective shame, how does it rebuild itself into a modern state and deal with its horrendous past and the difficult path ahead Restructuring of the political landscape the influence of religion are strong themes in this historical family saga post war drama set in Germany 1940 1976 This is war fiction without immediate war, it is literary history about Germany after the Nazi rule with gay, racial, religious and feminist themes, describing the way one family experiences the forward move of a shamed Nation Fischer tells a great family saga with war in the far background and weaves the political and religious into the personal with belated or indirect impact of war on people.


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Book Trailerstudioupeflix/v/mB2JZUuThoughts by the author on the book: Why I wrote THE BLACK EAGLE INN I was born 25 years after the end of the war. Our history lessons at school ended with the year 1945. One of the most urgent and important questions remained unanswered for me: How did a country with so much shame and horror in its past recover and move forward? How could it? I don’t think anything can ever make up for what has happened and nobody can forgive or atone for the collective guilt [...]

This is a story of a Bavarian family that, for the most part of their lives, lived in or around "a huge farm with an equally impressive and renowned restaurant and inn, called The Black Eagle Inn, just outside the city limits of Heimkirchen, a sleepy Bavarian town."The back story starts at the beginning of the century, even before the Great War. Anna Stockmann, nee Hinterberger, one of the central figures in this novel, grows up to be a very unusual girl--she has a firm grasp of business and a M [...]

This book is quite a feat. It has an enormous cast of characters - and each of them is well-thought out and painstakingly developed. The author seems to move with ease from one character's mind to the next and presents a complete point of view for each. I can't add much to what the other reviewers have said, other than to add my vote and recommend it as both an educational and an entertaining read - it teaches us history but is not missing any of the elements of ambition, desire, intrigue, and b [...]

Set in Germany, this exquisite story follows the life of the Hinterberger family from the onset of the Great War through to the late 1970's. It is not so much a Historical novel as it is a tale of love, betrayal and ultimate redemption. Even though there is very little action, the author cleverly pulls you into to the story with relateable characters and intriguing plot maps. Anna Stockmann owns the Black Eagle Inn along with her husband, Herbert. While he is away fighting in the 1940's war, she [...]

In this last book of the trilogy, we are given a micro view of what it means to live in a nation decimated by a war waged and lost against the rest of the world. The Hinterberger's are a proud family living in Heimkirchen, Germany, farming land that has been in the family for a while and running the local inn, The Black Eagle. All the problems that can beset a country in turmoil are seen in this family. Desperate to own the family properties, Anna drives her brother off. When her father dies, An [...]

Every time Christoph Fischer publishes a new book, I lose a night of sleep, happily and willingly. Yes, his books are that good. Impossible to put down. What I love about his writing is his incredible ability to present impeccably researched historical events with a personal perspective, through family stories – and isn’t that the best way to engage the readers and make history real? Especially if the story is well-told. And Christoph Fischer knows how to write amazing stories. I absolutely [...]

Family dynamics are often complex and disagreeable. In THE BLACK EAGLE INN, the Inn and adjacent farm are as much characters in the story as the various members of the Hinterberger family and those who interact with them throughout the book.This is imaginatively achieved by the nice blend of characters that stagnate refusing to grow in spite of life offering them great opportunities to do so as well as characters that grow, either by experience or example. The subtleties and blunt ways of attack [...]

A new GermanyThe third in his series, this is Fischer's most approachable book. Fighting by the family members is the only war that goes on, but it is just as fatal for some of them. Without war the historical aspects of the book are more political and subtle, but I found it fascinating to see how the aftermath of the war played out in a small community such as Heimkirchen and the Hinterberger family. Again, I learned a lot from the book and enjoyed the colorful characters. A great ending to the [...]

This book gives insight into Germany after the war but not about the Nazi trials and the rebuilding of the bombed out cities. It is the story of one family struggling and fighting about money, politics and religion. They are a mirror of what happens in the entire country. As family saga this is as entertaining as a good soap opera: the characters take some extreme measures, are stubborn or change, kiss and make up or never speak to each other again. It is a great portrayal of the human condition [...]

Wow what a harrowing and as far as i can tell accurate telling of what life back then would have been like post world war 2. This is usually not my cup of tea but i have to say i was enthralled from the moment i started to read this to the time i put it Christoph has certainly got my historical juices going with this book.Hearlt recommend this to anyone who likes real life stories

Christoph Fischer is one of my favorite “Undiscovered writers” who, with the publication of the final book of his Three Nations Trilogy, is certain to become known to a wider audience. He writes detailed historical fiction in an approachable way that places the reader in the period. Before I go on about The Black Eagle Inn, I must again recommend his first two books; The Luck of the Weissensteiners and Sebastian.In The Black Eagle Inn (The Three Nations Trilogy) by Christoph Fischer, the aut [...]

"Clinical, Real, Fascinating"Usually I am not a fan of family sagas, but over the last few months I had my attention drawn to Christoph Fischer's 'The Three Nations Trilogy' and had seen a number of very complimentary reviews.So being the perverse individual that I am, I decided to start with the last book in the series, 'The Black Eagle Inn', which is set against the backdrop of twentieth century Germany. Fischer paints a picture of a wounded country, its people dealing with collective shame an [...]

Set up over several generations the reader meets a dysfunctional family against the back drop of WW1 and 2. Dealing with internal politics and manipulation the main protagonists is also involved in hiding from, taking part in and trying to advance in main stream politics of the day with them falling in and out of favor much like they do within their family dynamic. When the man of the house and owner of the inn returns from being a pow he has some new ideas of his role in the family. Having had [...]

This is the third part of Mr. Fischer's trilogy and it is even better than the first two which were both fantastic. This time, he chooses a Catholic family from a small town in Germany. Being so far from any cities, the town was spared the bombing and destruction of the war. But, this family's prejudices and geed shows that there are worse things to consider, Anna has manipulated her way into the position of owner of the family farm and Inn. She alienated her brothers, except the youngest, who w [...]

THE BLACK EAGLE INN BY CHRISTOPH FISCHERAfter reading and thoroughly enjoying the two earlier books in this Three Nations Trilogy (The Luck of the Weissensteiners and Sebastian) I was expecting to be enthralled yet again and I wasn’t disappointed! This book kept me captivated right to the very last page. I was drawn in so cleverly and couldn’t wait to turn the pages. This is a family saga with a difference. It revolves around the restaurant - the Black Eagle Inn and a farm owned by the Hinte [...]

An epic masterpiece, Black Eagle Inn, by the very talented Christoph Fischer has concluded his brilliant trilogy with this his best yet. From the gripping first traumatic pages through to the surprising end this read does not disappoint. The characters are compelling and we can’t help falling in love with Maria and her family, flawed and imperfect as they all are, they are who we are, who we love, who we struggle with in our daily lives, who support us and help us have a sense of worth, they a [...]

I was given a copy of this book by the author in return for a review.This is the third book in the historical series by this author and continue the themes in the previous two, addressing different lives during world war 2 and how people were changed by the politics and religious beliefs at the time. Unlike the previous two this goes up to the modern day and a large amount of time is covered in a short space of time, even more so than before. This means a lot of information is packed into a shor [...]

The Black Eagle Inn (The Three Nations Trilogy) by Author Christoph FischerTalented Author Christoph Fischer has done it again! This is the second historical fictional novel that I have read and reviewed in this epic Trilogy Series and it did not disappoint. Reading a book by this author is like visiting a cherished, reliable, and trusted friend. The reader knows exactly what to expect and Author Christoph Fischer delivers each and every time. His endearing style of putting pen to paper warms th [...]

The Black Eagle Inn is the wonderfully written anthology of the rise and fall of the Hinterberger-Stockmann family dynasty from World War II through the 1970’s. Fischer’s insightful development of the characters makes you feel like you know them personally and gives the story a biographical impression.Quote - “Anna Stockmann, nee Hinterberger, and her husband Herbert owned a huge farm with an equally impressive and renowned restaurant and inn, called The Black Eagle Inn, just outside the c [...]

This is the third book in The Three Nations Trilogy. The story is about the Hinterberger family who own and run a farm and restaurant, named The Black Eagle Inn. Anna has been running it with an iron fist for most of her life however not having been blessed with children, she is constantly weighing up her nephews and nieces as potential heirs. It soon is clear that the choice lies between two of her nephews, Markus and Lukas. Unfortunately her best laid plans are ruined by the one she loves most [...]

Ah. The Black Eagle Inn really is the most beautiful book I've read in a long time. The third of The Three Nations Trilogy (and I can highly recommend the other two in the series, The Luck of the Weissensteiners and Sebstian) it is written just as engagingly, with wonderful characters, fabulous story, and a unique perspective.The Black Eagle Inn is set in Bavaria, at the end of World War II, and deals with a country that has been brought to its knees. How refreshing to read a different take on i [...]

Full Circle: The Third Volume of the Epic TrilogyIn the rural Bavarian countryside outside of Heimkirchen, the Black Eagle Inn is an old established restaurant and part of a family farming concern. The family conflicts run deep and leave scars, as strong personalities battle to manipulate weaker ones."Did this also mean that he had intercepted the will completely or merely gained access to the information? What had Herbert written in his will that could not wait and had to remain a secret? She c [...]

The Black Eagle Inn (The Three Nations Trilogy) by Christoph Fischer is another 5 star book from the author.I love where this story takes place and The Black Eagle Inn, an old restaurant and part of a family farm business is in a sleepy Bavarian town outside of Heimkirchen. Anna Stockmann has fought hard to keep it running through WWII. She is a hard woman and strong and very manipulative. All of the characters in this book are wonderful and fully developed and as this wonderful story moves alon [...]

"The Black Eagle Inn (The Three Nations Trilogy)" by Christoph Fischer is a wonderful historical story. This book is about Germany, its history and people, but it’s really about so much more. The writing is breathtaking and rich. There are so many issues that come to the forefront that the author doesn’t seem to have a problem tackling. I loved all three books and this last one was just as good as the first two. There were so many suspenseful moments that were not at all obvious. I had no id [...]

Right from the start, it wouldn't take you long to see that this book was written by a naturally talented writer. The Black Eagle Inn is centred around a family with an old restaurant and a farm business. and when you consider how redundant such a storyline can be, you cannot help but marvel at the author's unique skill and creativity in crafting out a thrilling page-turner from this theme. This perspective of Germany after the World War is delivered with the unique taste of a first hand witness [...]

This story was so moving, with so many different emotions, I found myself feeling sorry for the family. This was a perfect example of how money can corrupt, and destroy an otherwise simple family. How sad that there could be so much infighting and lack of loyalty among family members, that it was carried from one generation to the next. The Hinterberger family is a clear example of a dysfunctional family in spite of all their riches. It was also sad to see in the end, all the fighting and greed [...]

Christoph Fischer has taken historical fiction to a higher level. This beautifully told story delves into the questions surrounding post-war Germany and how the country and its people coped psychologically and culturally from the horror and atrocities that its society inflicted on so much of world. How does a country get back on its feet and face reality after that? Fischer answers these probing questions with a flawlessly-researched novel told from a kind, personal, and family perspective. What [...]

Tumultuous family dynamics set against a complex historical backdrop!Well, he's done it again! Christoph Fisher has taken us into the inner recesses of his character's minds as they grapple with a culture turned inside out and emptied like a pants' pocket. There is intrigue, betrayal,love and hateeven a servant who poisons her employer. It seems that brutal times exact brutality from some people, but there is always the possibility of reconciliation and redemption. I thoroughly enjoyed this last [...]

Fischer has such a talent at portraying family dynamics. Having read all three of his books niw, I consider myself a fan.The Black Eagle Inn, again portraying Germany's history, deals with the trials and tribulations of a country family who own a farm and inn. What is different about this book us that Fischer approaches the issues of foreigners in Germany post World War II and the acceptance of homosexuality in Germany.As usual, Fischer approaches these subjects with poise and class.

Black Eagle Inn: Christoph FischerOne family tied together in a uniquely connected way as one woman would control the destiny of so many. Anna Stockmann was a forceful, direct and controlling woman who from the start knew how to manipulate her siblings and pit one against he other in order to get the intended results she wanted. Within her family she would create a hierarchy of those youngsters that would advance in her favor, become part of her empire when older or feel the wrath of her tongue [...]


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