Monday, February 20, 2012

The Bronze and the Brimstone: Review

From Goodreads:
What could go wrong in the 14th-century for three time-traveling teens? How about – EVERYTHING! 

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 to the rich and powerful. 

But standing out can get you into unexpected and dangerous 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 disasterous 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. 

Do they have a future in this past? 

My Review:
I enjoyed this book so much! Taking place not too long after Lens/Looker, it continues on with everything that was going on, and yeah, there was quite a lot! And a lot of POV's, and people were just very busy in this book!

So I was happy for some developments, like between Hansum and Guilitta being married, but then the complication of Lady Beatrice, and then his inventions, I was a bit apprehensive of that, because if you change history, who knows what could happen?

That ending! I love to rage that that happened to them! It really shouldn't have, and that it was a test of sorts, and various time travel stuff, well, yeah, and it hurt, because they left the 14th century-and everyone that they got to know-behind, and yeah, not fun!

All in all, a really great book, and now I want the 3rd book in my greedy hands now!!!!!

Author: Lory S. Kaufman
Series: The Verona Trilogy #2
Read: February 19th, 2012
Source: Pump Up Your Books Review Copy
Reason Why: They sounded really interesting!
Publisher: The Fiction Studio
Published: April 29th 2011
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Lory's pic for Bronze color (2)

“I write Post-Dystopian fiction. After society’s collapse, which is imagined in so many great dystopian stories, humans will either fade into history, with the dinosaurs, or, if it learns the right lessons, society will go on to construct a civilization to last tens of thousands of years. History Camp stories are the exciting adventures of young people doing the latter.” -Lory Kaufman

On the artistic side of Lory’s career, he’s written, acted and directed children’s theatre and musical theatre. He enjoys art, especially sculpture. He loves science fiction and historical fiction and he has been deeply involved in the green movement all across North America. All this shows through when you read his work. Lory has three grown children and works and lives in Kingston, Canada.

To find out more about Lory visit History Camp

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Stops on the Tour:
Tuesday, January 3
Book reviewed at K Books
Thursday, January 5
Book reviewed at Bookspark
Friday, January 6
Book reviewed at In Interest
Book reviewed at All I Ever Read
Monday, January 9
Book reviewed at K Books
Tuesday, January 10
Book reviewed at In Interest
Wednesday, January 11
Book reviewed at Book Spark
Thursday, January 12
Book reviewed at YA Bookmark

Friday, January 13
Book reviewed at Popcorn Reads
Monday, January 16
Book reviewed at Book Briefs
Tuesday, January 17
Book reviewed at Celtic Lady’s Reviews
Wednesday, January 18
Book reviewed at The Reading Nook
Thursday, January 19
Book reviewed at Reviews From the Heart
Monday, January 23
Book reviewed at Hippies, Beauties and Books
Wednesday, January 25
Book reviewed at A Beautiful Madness
Thursday, January 26
Book reviewed at Celtic Lady’s Reviews
Friday, January 27
Book reviewed at Fictional Distraction
Monday, February 6

Book Reviewed at Book Briefs

Tuesday, February 7

Book Reviewed at Everday is an Adventure

Wednesday, February 8

Book Reviewed at A Beautiful Madness

Thursday, February 9

Guest Blogging at Literary Exploration

Monday, February 13

Book Reviewed at Words I Write Crazy

Wednesday, February 15

Book Reviewed at YA Bookmark

Thursday, February 16

Book Reviewed at La Vanity Victorienne
Monday, February 20

Book Reviewed at Words I Write Crazy
Tuesday, February 21

Book Reviewed at Everyday is an Adventure
Thursday, February 23
Book Reviewed at The Midnight Bookworm
Monday, February 27
Book Reviewed at The Midnight Bookworm

Tuesday, February 28

Book Reviewed at Reviews From the Heart

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