This was a well researched exceptional piece of historical fiction. I was not sure I would stick with it, but it held my interest and I became caught up in this lengthy novel. It was, however, a dark story that made me very grateful I live in the 21st century.
There were many interesting and unusual characters. Very few of them were likable.
I listened to this book because of the narrator. I enjoyed his reading of Beautiful Ruins and was anxious to hear another book with this fabulous narrator. He once again did an excellent job.
It is a very pleasant escape!
This story reminded me a bit of the Vicky Bliss books by Elizabeth Peters.
The reader was excellent.
I took a chance on this book and chose it by the excellent reviews. I was so pleased. It is a pleasurable read with a strong and interesting female character.
I am glad that I read the reviews explaining that the beginning is slow but to stick with it! Truly, this is a beautiful book that takes a long time to get interesting. The narrator is excellent, and the story is an interesting one.
At first I thought that this book would be another Twilight type story. However, even though it took a long time to get there, the story does have many more dimensions to it. It ended at the best part of the story, so I will definitely read the sequel! The narrator is excellent!
This was a story that made me laugh and cry while constantly admiring the talent of the writer and the amazing performance of Edoardo Ballerini. I have never seen an author so skillfully switch between past and present finding clever ways to fill in the missing pieces and having it all make sense.
I knew nothing about this book when I chose it by the positive reviews. It was one of the best books I have heard in a long time!
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