Friday, May 17, 2013

Changeling by Philippa Gregory Review

Publication Date: January 1, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 315 pages
Source: Publisher
Series: Order of Darkness #1

The year is 1453 and all signs point to it being the end of the world. Accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, handsome seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is recruited by a mysterious stranger to record the end of times across Europe. Commanded by sealed orders, Luca is sent to map the fears of Christendom and travel to the very frontier of good and evil.

Seventeen-year-old Isolde, a Lady Abbess, is trapped in a nunnery to prevent her from claiming her rich inheritance. As the nuns in her care are driven mad by strange visions, walking in their sleep, and showing bleeding wounds, Luca is sent to investigate and driven to accuse her.

Forced to face the greatest fears of the dark ages—witchcraft, werewolves, madness—Luca and Isolde embark on a search for truth, their own destinies, and even love as they take the unknown ways to the real historical figure who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds the secrets of the Order of Darkness.


Thanks Simon Pulse for sending me this book!

It was good but the writing style isn't really for my taste.

It's told in third and alternating point of views of the two main characters Luca Vero and Isolde. Luca is smart, charming, good lucking character who against his will is thrown into a secret order. His mission to go out to investigate find dangers and evils happening around Europe. Then it leads him to a nunnery that Isolde has been forced into by her brother after her father died. She's also smart, beautiful, and someone who is willing to gain back the her inheritance.

I think, not only the writing style but the lack of expanding and detailing the plot and what's going on in the story. It's pretty short and being a historical fiction, there should be more details and back story of... well the history.

There is a hint of a romance going on and I would like to see where this is going and I hope the next book can make a better impression.


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