Traitor Angels eBook µ Hardcover Read ☆ Anne Blankman

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Traitor Angels eBook µ Hardcover Read ☆ Anne Blankman à 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 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 men 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 Anto Well researched YA historical fiction is somewhat of a rarity These are the books that come with an author’s note and lengthy bibliographies which show us that they’re based in fact with minimal artistic liberties taken Ruta Sepetys could be considered the ueen of the genre but Anne Blankman appeared to be a serious contender after her Prisoner of Night and Fog duology Traitor Angels follows along the same path Blankman did her homework extremely well Her book is well researched and convincing in its factual aspects and those who are somewhat familiar with John Milton and his work might feel as though they’re truly meeting him in person and expanding their knowledge about his life and personality Blankman merely added an extra daughter and gave her a bit education that the rest of Milton’s children The image she painted of England in 1666 is detailed and convincing I feel that I learned uite a bit from this book which is always a plus Unfortunately the parts that were purely fictional didn’t work uite as well Traitor Angels is reminiscent of The Da Vinci’s Code in a way It follows the same premise – discovering buried secrets by following clues hidden in famous works It could have worked better but Blankman failed to build any real excitement and I found myself bored with the search pretty early on The two main characters Elizabeth Milton and Antonio Vivani were sent on this uest by Milton himself but even though they were both groomed for it from their early days they made some pretty naïve and ridiculous mistakes along the wayAlthough Blankman tried to give us a worthy heroine Elizabeth never rang true as a girl she was meant to be and especially a girl living in the 1660 Throughout the book she was reconsidering her puritan beliefs and discovering new things about herself but for me her journey completely missed the mark and I honestly didn’t care about any of it Antonio’s story and actions weren’t any convincing and I’m sorry to say I had to fight to remain focused Traitor Angels had enormous potential but most of it was left unexplored I had to struggle for than 15 days with it and barely found the will to finish it If you’re interested in the genre I’d recommend a trip to Nazi Germany in Blankman’s debut or a long journey aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff during World War II in Ruta Sepetys’ Salt to the Sea

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Nio 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 fatherand tear apart the very fabric of societ 455All images courtesy of PinterestAs a big fan of Anne Blankman’s Prisoner of Night Fog duology I was eager to read Traitor Angels With history poetry religion and science at the helm Traitor Angels was a gloriously bustling book one that I have no regrets picking up From start to finish I was hooked to the story and there was no straying my attention awayAt the cusp of the story was Elizabeth Milton daughter of the famous English poet and political writer John Milton who is completely devoted and loyal to her father She was easily a character that I found myself bonding with and cheering for While there was a lot going on plot wise in Traitor Angels it was Elizabeth’s growth throughout the book that was so brilliantly executed that it was one of the best parts of the story From the very beginning of the book she was intelligent enthusiastic and loyal beyond words Her utmost passion for astronomy and her eagerness to learn about the world as a result of her father providing her with an education was invigorating Along with Elizabeth you find yourself keen too learn about the stars Not only was she a smart heroine but she was also considerate helping her blind father with his writing and vowing to protect her family at all costs Her bravery and independence radiated through Traitor Angels once she goes on a treasure hunt to ultimately save her father Along the way she learned about herself the world and religion It was a thing of beauty watching Elizabeth come to terms with all these truths and how she handled themAccompanying her on this adventure was the sweet charming and deliciously mysterious Italian Antonio who swept me off my feet While Elizabeth was honestly my favorite in the book I still found myself falling for this fiercely loyal boy His slow burn romance with Elizabeth was beautifully written and thrilled my shipper heart What I loved most about their relationship was how they treated each other with utmost respect and complete devotion Antonio allowed Elizabeth to do her own thing without ever interfering with her plans or undermining her ideas He of course offered his suggestions but I loved that he treated her opinions and thoughts just as eually important Not only that but he also guided her and supported her whenever she began second guessing herself and everything she had learned Their romance truly was impeccable and one I consider an all time favoriteNot many people know this about me but I go nuts at anything that has to do with the history of science If I’m being honest it’s one of the main reasons why I wanted to pick up Traitor Angels besides the author name on the cover Galileo’s scientific work and his secret relationship with John Milton was a heavy focus in the book I knew this from her previous books but Anne Blankman is always seamlessly able to blend in history and fiction In Traitor Angels you could tell that she thoroughly researched the history before incorporating it into the book She explored the discoveries theories and political state of the the 17th Century impeccably You cannot help but be hooked into the intricacies of this story At the center was a treasure hunt like adventure that Milton lead Antonio and his daughter on in order to find a well kept secret discovery that Galileo made one could rock the world The journey was filled with clues betrayals dangerous secrets twists and enemies and what a sensational ride it was I was especially pleased at how often I found myself gasping in shock at the turns of events that I couldn’t foresee at allBrilliantly executed Traitor Angels is undeniably one of the best historical fiction novels that I have ever read It’s wildly creative and a boatload of fun and if you enjoy the gen

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Traitor AngelsSix 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 Mini reviewDNF When I had heard about this book I was sold I love historical fiction and the treasure hunt stories Unfortunately this book was not for me I could not stand Elizabeth's father Also Paradise Lost is a poem concerning Christianity If I remember correctly correct me if I'm wrong it was about Satan's descent to Earth That was very odd to read about But for the most part I DNFed this because of John Milton And that ending I skimmed left a very bitter taste in my mouth I do recommend this The treasure hunt sounds interesting