Sunday, April 5, 2015

Blog Tour Book Review: The Princes Doom by David Blixt

Pages: 720
Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Paperback
Sources: Historical Fiction Blog Tours 
Publishers: Sordelet Ink 

The explosive fourth novel in the Star-Cross'd series! Verona has won its war with Padua, lost its war with the stars. The young prodigy Cesco now turns his troubled brilliance to darker purposes, embracing a riotous life and challenging not only the lord of Verona, but the stars themselves. For once Pietro Alaghieri welcomes the many plots and intrigues of the Veronese court, hoping they will shake Cesco out of his torpor. But when the first body falls, it becomes clear that this new game is deadly, and will only to doom them all.

My Thoughts: 

Looking for a great action packed historical mystery book, well this book is for you. I was a but sad that I couldn't get to read the first book but that didn't stop me from trying to read the next. The book is time consuming but its totally worth it. It got me to give up technology and just focus on reading this book. I've been raving about the book to my book club members and there absolutely amazed by his great this book is. If you think mystery books are boring well think again. It teaches you about history but has great adventure blending in between the pages. The characters were perfect along with the writing style. Everything was vivid to me and I have no complains. I enjoyed the book, author, everything and I'm sure you'll be thrilled to. Along with if your obsessed with maps, this books has everything you'll need.

The Author: 

Author and playwright David Blixt’s work is consistently described as “intricate,” “taut,” and “breathtaking.” A writer of Historical Fiction, his novels span the early Roman Empire (the COLOSSUS series, his play EVE OF IDES) to early Renaissance Italy (the STAR-CROSS’D series, including THE MASTER OF VERONA, VOICE OF THE FALCONER, FORTUNE’S FOOL, and THE PRINCE’S DOOM) up through the Elizabethan era (his delightful espionage comedy HER MAJESTY’S WILL, starring Will Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe as inept spies). His novels combine a love of the theatre with a deep respect for the quirks and passions of history. As the Historical Novel Society said, “Be prepared to burn the midnight oil. It’s well worth it.” Living in Chicago with his wife and two children, David describes himself as “actor, author, father, husband. In reverse order.”


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