Friday, 8 October 2010

Becky Bookworm Book Review: Daughters of Fire by Barbara Erskine - Obsessively Good

Daughters of FireDaughters of Fire by Barbara Erskine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is about the great power that is obsession in love, hatred and longing. How such a power has transcended the ages from Iron Age Celts to present day and the troubled souls who want their true story to be heard against the Roman account of their invasion pick two unsuspecting expert historians who slowly become pawns to the echoing memories of the past.

The book is a fantastic read! Hooks you from the start and keeps you turning page after page, always wanting to know what was going to happen next, both in the past and present setting. The characters are all strong before the reader, each unique and special in their own way and each endearing. It's hard to pick a favourite as their is a broad cast of characters but throughout you learn love, hate, like and fear each one in their own turn.

The plot itself is complex and does go on for a lot longer than you think but there is no point where Barbara gets you confused although she does suprise you with each characters individual motive - the bad guy at the start won't always be the bad guy when you reach the end.

It is a brilliant read for any fans of Labyrinth by Kate Mosse as it is in the genre style but I dare say it is even that bit better. A great read for anyone who likes historical fiction too.

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