ID #2447 | ημερομηνία: 2020-06-05
Δανάη Ιμπραχήμ | 68 κριτικές
Blast from the past
Breathtaking. That's the only word that comes to mind about the second book of "All souls Trilogy".
Diana and Matthew travel to Elizabethan London in order to find Ashmole 782 and to figure out Diana's magic. During their journey we meet tones of people we've read about in the previous book and historic texts. Fiction mixes perfectly with fact thanks to the historian writer. She knows very well the names she's writing about and so she gives them their supernatural characteristics without damaging their legacy.
The scenes with magic were even better and stronger since we met a whole coven of Tudor era witches and Diana finally found out who she is. I really liked the fact that familiars were not the regular type, such as cats or tods. They were more mythical and close enought to the Alchemical creatures. And that was not a coincidence.
The character developments were satisfying and the realistic presentation of royals such GLORIANA, THE GREAT ELIZABETH TUDOR (Yes, I'm a fangirl, do not judge) was spectacular. There was even a hint that Elizabeth wanted Ashmole 782 in order to bring back her murdered mother, Anne Boleyn and boy did my heart break! I really missed the modern era though and the creatures that live there, but now I will miss the past and Elizabeth of course. Every person that came served such a great purpose even if we saw them for no more than two chapters. Yet their names will always be remembered and that is one of the many things for which we should congratulate the author.
I'm looking forward to what comes to the next chapter and learning about the book of life that reeks of death. And I highly recomment the trilogy to anyone that has a thing for mystery, witches and untamed firedrakes.
P.S. There's an alternative universe where Elizabeth I brings her mother back and Anne serves her only child as her most loyal advisor. And maybe she saves her teeth.