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- Print Length: 246 pages
- Publication Date: October 1, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074XGPGWQ
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,759 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Fury of Dragons: A Tale of Roman Britain (Sword & Spirit series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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I highly recommend this book and although it could stand on it's own I also strongly suggest reading A Secret Hope, the first book in the series, where you will first meet Eleri.
I was privileged to be given an advanced copy of this book to read and give an honest review.
I had trouble putting this book down. It is even better than her first book. The details about life in Britain in that time period brought this story to life for me and helped me place it in the correct historical time frame. Also, the plot was intriguing and suspenseful with many subplots developing.
While not a religious book it uses the background of the well-known story of St. Patrick and his conversion of Ireland. But instead of the worn out myth of driving the snakes from Ireland, Ms. Yancy shows us the real story. A simple but holy man with a simple faith in God. His faith back then was not complicated by a million rules. And there was not much pomp and ceremony in fifth century Britain.
It is a heartfelt love story and so much more. Ms Yancy tells the story of a woman struggling to live in a superstitious and male dominated society that denied her and everyone else the permission to believe differently.
The Fury of Dragons is a great read.
This is book # 2 in this series based in the ancient British Isles (and Ireland!) by Renee Yancy. I read the 1st in this series a number of years ago and really enjoyed it. However, since it's been about 4 years since I read the 1st installment, I feel as though I was coming in with fresh eyes. You could probably read this without having read the 1st, but I do recommend you try read in sequence if at all possible!
Renee is a great writer and truly gives the reader a great sense of place. You're right there with Eleri and all senses are evoked. I do admit to being a history nerd - especially of this time and location - so I appreciated flipping back and forth between this book and Google to search for terms, places, and items I wasn't sure about.
The only detraction for me was the pacing seemed to drag a bit in the middle when Eleri was studying with the monks. There were a couple of pages about learning Latin that seemed, to me, superflous and could have been edited out without any impact to the storyline.
Recommended to readers who love dark ages Great Britain and Ireland.
Many thanks to the author for providing a free copy to review
Set in 432AD, it is the story of Eleri, the maid of Ciera (main character of the first book), who was abducted on the day of her baptism and taken from Ireland to Roman Britain. It tells of her voyage and life in a new land, away from all that she knew and loved.
I felt transported back in time and was right there with Eleri, enduring her pain and heartache, celebrating her joys and accomplishments. Not being entirely familiar with the history and setting of the story, Renee's meticulous research and detail were very much appreciated and contributed greatly to my enjoyment and understanding of the story.
I loved this book and highly recommend it! As the story really stands alone, it is not mandatory that you read the first book, but why not get both! You won't regret it!
I was given a free copy of this book for my honest thoughts.