Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Illuminator by Brenda Rickman Vantrease


What a tour de force!  I loved every minute of reading this - it was completely engaging.  I haven't read historical fiction for a while - at least historical fiction about Medieval England.  I think the last ones I read were Philippa Gregory's Tudor novels, which I also loved.  When I was in high school, I devoured Marion Zimmer Bradley's 'Avalon' books, so reading fiction like this is similar to curling up with an old friend.  The ending, I will admit, was very unexpected!  But it seemed fitting.  I highly recommend this book.

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