Tag Archive | historical fiction

Everybody Sees The Ants

Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was GREAT!!!Lucky Linderman is my new hero. Smart, funny and an emotional young man. I do love a book with a male character that can articulate his feelings in an authentic way. Lucky is a total dude. Can totally recommend as […]

Bring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel My rating: 3 of 5 stars Not as good as Wolf Hall. Way too repetitive, both within this book and from Wolf Hall. That said, Thomas Cromwell is a great character. Unscrupulously scrupulous, droll, dry, pragmatic and a survivor (so far), his voice is clear from the first […]

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel My rating: 5 of 5 stars Although I wouldn’t consider myself a reader of historical fiction, when I do read then I generally enjoy them a lot (see my review of Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth).This is a fascinating look at a pivotal time in England’s history. Henry VIII is […]

Wisdom’s Kiss

Wisdom’s Kiss by Catherine Gilbert Murdock My rating: 4 of 5 stars This novel is interesting on a number of levels. It is first and foremost an historical fantasy – the setting is pseudo-medieval – but the unusual construction of this work is its point of difference. The story is told in a series of […]