Posts tagged historical fiction
Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc: Review

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott. is a collection of poems told in rhymed and metered verse that tells the story of the legendary Joan of Arc. i received this at Comic Con and was so ready to dive right in. I’ve always found Joan of Arc to be a fascinating and mysterious historical figure, and I was sure that this form of writing would provide some beautiful insight into the woman.

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Blood and Sand: Review

I am always ready to read a good historical fiction and when I heard that Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk is a genderbent retelling of Spartacus- consider me sold! Now, I've always been intrigued by gladiatorial Rome even though I'm a huge chicken and can't sit through any of the movies. A YA retelling was perfect for me and Blood and Sand truly did not disappoint.

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The Bird and the Blade: Review

Ladies and gentlemen, I have read a few retellings in my day. Retellings of fairy tales, mythology, folk tales- you name it. But guys. The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen is a standalone novel and retelling of Turandot, the famous opera by Puccini. An OPERA! Okay, yes, the original opera and story is extremely problematic as it initially puts a Mongolian princess in a position of power and independence, only to have her wither away into a lovesick woman. But! Bannen rectifies this story by introducing a brand new perspective in the form of our narrator and building a lush world where the reader is transported back to the Yuan Dynasty. Read on for my review!

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