Friday, May 30, 2014

The Verona Trilogy: The Bronze and the Brimstone - Book Review

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Book Synopsis:

Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln, three teens from the 24th-century, are trapped in 14th-century Verona, Italy. They’ve survived many deadly experiences by keeping their wits about them and by introducing futuristic technology into the past. Principal among these inventions is the telescope, which brought them to the attention of the rich and powerful.

But standing out can get you into unexpected – situations. The nobles of Verona now believe Hansum is a savant, a genius inventor, especially after he brings them plans for advanced cannons and black powder. Being the center of attention is great, but the potential for trouble is now exponentially greater because people are watching Hansum’s every move.

Meanwhile, artistic genius Shamira has fallen for a Florentine artist with bloody and disastrous consequences. Lincoln, considered an incompetent back home in the 24th-century, has blossomed – at least until he’s shot in the head with an arrow. And Hansum, after secretly marrying his new master’s beautiful daughter, Guilietta, is offered the hand in marriage of lady Beatrice, daughter of the ruler of Verona. To refuse could mean calamity for all the teens.

Amazingly, none of this is their biggest challenge. Because a rash illness is spreading across Verona – and it is threatening to consume everyone.

My Review:

As part of The Verona Trilogy, The Bronze and the Brimstone, is the second book in the three-part series.  Although it isn't necessary to read the first book, The Lens and the Looker, it is helpful to so you can capture some of the background with the teens and the trials they endured beforehand.

Still stuck in 14th Century Verona, Italy, Shamira, Hansum, and Lincoln are faced with more turmoil and adventures.  They further complicate things when they introduce technology and inventions that are not of that time.  Most fascinating about The Bronze and the Brimstone is the secret marriage between Hansum and Guilietta and how he handles being offered another lady in marriage.  This book is written with a lot of imagination and detail.  Sometimes the detail is overwhelming and unnecessary, but the plot is interesting.

I'll be reviewing the third book from The Verona Trilogy in June and posting about it on my blog. It follows the three tens through another exciting adventure.


lorylory said...

That was "a heck of a" review. Thank you for your kind comments and insights. I'm looking forward to your final review of The Verona Trilogy. Cheers, -Lory Kaufman

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