"A slender novel, but it does the science fiction trick of making you step back from your own world and see it more clearly, and it does so while wrenching your heart and setting your pulse pounding. All in all, one of the best alternate histories I've read." Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
Too many names that I could't pronounce, places I couldn't identify and language I just wasn't getting.
There were references to several wars that were fought but no explanation of what had precipitated them or who was on which side.
I love it, and will recommend this book to anyone, and especially to those who like historical fictions and science fiction.
This book is an amazing creation of a world that could have been... If John Harper's Raid on Harper's Ferry were successful. Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by Thom
Really liked the book which was basd on a story that I am sure happens every day, where children are tramatized by adult behavior. Read morePublished on March 11, 2012 by Cobbs
Story line is difficult to follow. No foundation for the fictional countries. I couldn't read more than the first 4 or 5 chapters. I quit reading out of frustration.Published on March 4, 2012 by honyock.honey
I am really not sure why I just couldn't get into this book. I love history and thought that this would be an interesting read. I couldn't get past the first chapter. Read morePublished on February 11, 2012 by Janice K Hurst