Friday, August 2, 2013

[Audio Review] - Stormbringers by Philippa Gregory

Title: Stormbringers
Author: Philippa Gregory
Series: Order of Darkness
Genre: Young Adult/Historical Fiction
Release Date: June 4, 2013

I received this audio book from Simon & Schuster Audio, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  Italy, 1453. Luca and Isolde grow more and more attracted to each other as they continue their journey to unravel the mysteries throughout Christendom. But their travels are delayed by the uprising of an intense religious crusade that threatens the balance of the civilized world. Death lingers in the air as war ravages on, but this religious conflict is nothing compared to the arrival of an intense and deadly storm.

Caught in the midst of unimaginable chaos, Luca and Isolde must rely on one another in order to survive.

Thoughts: Set in Italy 1453 as the end of the world grows near. Luca & Isolde with their small group journey on. Charged by the church to investigate the mysteries along with way.  Each day that goes by Luca & Isolde's feeling for each other grow strong. Things are put to a halt when they encounter Joahnn and this band of child followers on their way to the Holy Land.

This is book two in the Order of the Darkness series. I didn't read book one, so I went into this story kinda blind. But it turned out to be a very enjoyable read.  My favorite thing about this book is Luca and Isolde. Sweet, young love. Stormbringers is an intriguing story, rich in details. For me the only minus to the story was Brother Peter, he was beyond annoying.  Philippa Gregory is as ever an excellent storyteller. If you enjoyed her books in the past, you'll probably love this one too.

Stormbringers is narrated by Nicola Barber. I found her pleasant to listen to.

Score: 3 Stars

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