There’s a sudden influx of posts today so there will be a lot to read. First off though, I’m taking part in a book blog tour with Head of Zeus publishers for the new book False Lights by K. J. Whittaker.
Wellington is in secret captivity in the Scilly Isles and the Cornish are threatening to join forces with France against the English. Against this tumultuous backdrop, Hester Harewood manages to escape from the French soldiers who have killed her black sea captain father. Her rescuer – Jack ‘Crow’ Crowlas – takes her to shelter with his aristocratic family in London.
But soon they are embroiled in a web of treachery and espionage, as plans are laid to free Wellington and lead an uprising against the French occupation. Meanwhile, Crow’s younger brother throws in his lot with the Cornish rebels and threatens to bring Hester and Crow’s elaborate plans crashing down, as this spellbinding story builds towards its violent and gripping endgame.
First off, the cover of this book is gorgeous! I was lucky enough to receive a hardback copy of this book (you should all know by now how much I love a pretty hardback!), so it fits perfectly on my bookshelf! The blues and silvers of the cover seem to perfectly reflect the sea surrounding the Scilly Isles, or at least that’s what springs to mind when I look at it.
Now onto the story.
Upon reading the blurb, I really liked the sound of the story. The idea of History doing a 180 and what would happen if it did, it certainly made for an interesting read.
We have wars, murder, rebellion, slavery, PTSD, bravery and love, all scrambled into this one hell of a ride for both characters and readers.
All the characters are wonderful, obviously we have our good and bad guys and of course, you’ll want the good guys to succeed and win the day – readers will follow the story with baited breath to see what will happen next, as we cross over to various characters and their stories.
The ending is rather wonderful, where the good guys are in a pretty awesome position (that’s all I’m going to say) and readers who love a happy ending will of course, be pleased.
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to those that love History and are interested in what would happen if History changed at all – it certainly makes for an interesting read!
The False Light Book Blog tour continues tomorrow, so be sure to follow along on twitter and check out posts from others on the tour.