Waiting on Wednesday

New WoW

This is a feature started on Breaking the Spine that puts the spotlight on upcoming books.

This week’s pick is:

traitor angels

Traitor Angels

Release date: May 3rd 2016

Goodreads: Six years have passed since England’s King Charles II returned from exile to reclaim the throne, ushering in a new era of stability for his subjects.
Except for Elizabeth Milton. The daughter of notorious poet John Milton, Elizabeth has never known her place in this shifting world—except by her father’s side. By day she helps transcribe his latest masterpiece, the epic poem Paradise Lost, and by night she learns languages and sword fighting. Although she does not dare object, she suspects that he’s training her for a mission whose purpose she cannot fathom.
Until one night the reason becomes clear: the king’s man arrive at her family’s country home to arrest her father. Determined to save him, Elizabeth follows his one cryptic clue and journeys to Oxford, accompanied by her father’s mysterious young houseguest, Antonio Vivani, a darkly handsome Italian scientist who surprises her at every turn. Funny, brilliant, and passionate, Antonio seems just as determined to protect her father as she is—but can she trust him with her heart?
When the two discover that Milton has planted an explosive secret in the half-finished Paradise Lost—a secret the king and his aristocratic supporters are desperate to conceal—Elizabeth is faced with a devastating choice: cling to the shelter of her old life or risk cracking the code, unleashing a secret that could save her father…and tear apart the very fabric of society
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Why I’m excited: Just the fact that it’s Anne Blankman is enough to get me excited to read it but it’s also more historical fiction from Anne Blankman, involves Paradise Lost, and sounds like it will have a lot of action while it puts its twists on history.

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday

  1. Oh this one sounds intriguing. I liked Anne Blankman’s first novel but didn’t read the second. I’d be interested in trying this one though. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That cover is awesome! I will have to check this one out!
    Hope you get some great books under the tree! Merry Christmas!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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