Although this book is part of a series, you don't have to have read the other books as the thing that links the books is a talisman. I would suggest reading the other books though because they are true treats for historical fiction fans. In this book, we meet Heloise, a midwife, that lives during the time of the Black Death. This time period in France is one that I 4. This time period in France is one that I loved. It was so interesting to see how Heloise and her fellow village dwellers deal with the Black Death. There is so much tension and suspicion that is created by the disease that everyone is seen as the potential source.
Because of Heloise's position as midwife and healer, she is seen as a suspect for bringing the Black Death upon the village. Superstitions abound throughout this book, which was fascinating to me! I loved Heloise's character. She is a strong woman and one that is sure of her powers of healing. She oozes confidence through most of the book.
I also liked how the author included a lot on the methods that Heloise would have used as a midwife during the time period. I love reading about old timey medical treatments. It's so interesting to me what people used to do in order to try to heal others! The author's note at the back of the book on this subject is absolutely fascinating! Overall, this book was a good read!
The characters are going to stick with me for a long time! This book was a fantastic historical novel, filled with more detail than I could almost take in. The time period, when the Black Death was rife in Europe, made for a tense, even sometimes suspenseful backdrop for the story. At times I felt every horror-stricken moment, when Heloise had to choose between caring for her own family, and caring for those in her village struck down by the plague.
Most fascinating was the detail of midwifery, and of Heloise's skill. And of course the knife-edge of bein This book was a fantastic historical novel, filled with more detail than I could almost take in. And of course the knife-edge of being only one step removed from witchcraft in the eyes of the populace. I was never sure that Heloise would survive, given the malice against her.
Definitely a book worth reading, both for its plot, which was well-paced and intriguing, and for its historical detail. I think I'm going to read the other books Ms. Perrat has written, since I finished this one so quickly. In her new sweeping tale, Blood Rose Angel, emotions overwhelmed me right from the start and kept me on the edge of my seat with my heart in my throat right through to the last page, when I sat there stunned that it was all over. It was like leaving a best friend behind.
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Everything around me faded away, and I was right there in Lucie-sur-Vionne watching the horrors of the Black Plague sweep through this quaint French village and snuff out life after life with seemingly no way to stop its destructive path. I resented my life when I had to put the book down to go to work, and there was one morning where I almost called in sick because I was so engrossed in the story. However, multiple tragedies descend on Lucie-sur-Vionne, including the Black Plague, which ravages their village, invoking fear and panic in its people.
As is common in situations like this, they have to find someone to cast blame upon, and a midwife with her mysterious potions and talisman seems an easy target. What follows is a wonderful portrayal of an incredibly strong woman, who will stop at nothing to save her people, despite the despicable way they begin to treat her. Her internal battles and her fortitude are what make you root for her over and over, as there is nothing better than reading a story with a fiercely strong and giving female character who is made stronger by battling through the challenges.
She definitely has a gift for writing — her words flow like the River Vionne itself, surging here, calm there, but mesmerizing either way. Jan 25, Bernice Rocque rated it it was amazing. I just love artful storytelling. BLOOD ROSE ANGEL melds all the constructs of a well built novel: a compelling story with the twists and turns of a thriller, the wide range of fascinating and archetypical characters, a few mysteries, the plying and slow reveal of secrets, and a solid historical foundation. But, in my opinion, it is the author's medical background, her artistic brush strokes in language, and the so deftly integrated literary devices that bind the key elements above, elevating this novel to a very fine work of historical and literary quality fiction.
I won't be a spoiler will leave the literary architecture for you to discover! Well, maybe just a glimpse Here is a favorite line that works on multiple levels: " The circumstances of her own birth and of her mother Ava's will fuel the action in the novel as the merciless "Black Death" envelops the village in The bond between women, and especially mothers and daughters is a theme of the novel.
I especially loved this poignant moment: " That's how we keep our mothers' memories alive. So beautifully poetic and SO sensory Isn't reading remarkable when you can see, hear, taste, smell, and feel the spectrum of life and death in another time? Childbirth before our modern technology, the art of making herbal remedies, and especially the physical horrors of infected human bodies and psyche wrought by the pestilence AND by humans in a panicked state.
All seem so real and elicit our emotions empathy, disgust, anger, terror, compassion and more, as if we were there. We even cringe as the "spidery fingers" of clergy, rulers, and other self-serving forces manipulate and control the characters we care about. I was sad when the story ended will particularly miss Midwife Heloise.
We can hope! I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Dec 23, Claire rated it it was amazing. The first bone angel book was set in the time of the French Revolution, the second in WWII: the latest book takes the reader back to the fourteenth century during the years that Europe was in the grip of the Plague. Her struggle is made worse by the fact that her husband, Raoul, forbids her to go near Plague victims, for fear she will succumb to the disease herself, as well as possibly infecting their daughter, and so to continue to perform her medical duty she is forced to defy him.
In an age when women were generally nothing more than chattels she takes an enormous risk to do this. Her descriptions of the Plague are equally vivid and not for the faint-hearted, but far worse to stomach was the terrible cruelty of the age. When the town is plundered by a group of horsemen, their savagery to the local people is harrowing enough, but later in the story when the local leper community is scapegoated, the reader needs a very strong stomach to bear the scene that ensues.
One of the joys of the book for me was learning so many everyday details of medieval life and in particular, about the herbs used by the healer-midwives of that era. Watching the farm-workers and the merchants and tradespeople go about their everyday lives as Liza Perrat describes them is almost a cinematic experience.
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The images and the story will stay with me. Essential reading for lovers of historical fiction. The story when written properly would have the potential to transport the reader to the period in which it is set. I experienced that absolute bliss of time travel with this book. Midwife Heloise, born a bastard, heals and tends to childbirths in her small town.
Torn between her husband and the oath she swore, Heloise is forced to make a choice - A choice that ultimately ends up impacting the life and death of her village folks. With flawless and progressive characterization and each characters emoting to dot, the story was simply magnetic. I had to finish the book off! The writer managed to show all possible shades of a character along with all possible emotions. That is one absolute rarity these days.
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That is absolutely boring and results in one huge drop in the pace of the book. Thankfully, this writer really did no such thing. To satisfy history buffs who expect historical facts, the writer had an appendix that talked about the time period of which this story was set in. That made an interesting read for me. It is needless to mention, the writing was fluidic and simple. The only peeve point I had was with the pace of the story midway. I felt she gave too much importance to gory deaths that the pestilence caused, but however, I later felt that she did only to emphasize what risk Heloise was actually taking.
Jan 03, Mave rated it really liked it. It 's a historical medieval novel really engaging and interesting. I have been captured from the first page and I could not put it down. With well defined, complex characters, an engaging and well developed plot, this is a fantastic story to get lost in. There are twists and surprises that the reader is unsure what will happen when you turn to read the next page.
The life of Heloise begins in the worst way: she doesn't know who her father is and her mother died shortly after giving her birth. But It 's a historical medieval novel really engaging and interesting. But she leaves her a wonderful legacy: the passion for their profession and a strange medallion that helps her to heal people. Heloise has grown from her aunt Isa, her mother's sister and is also a midwife.
She teaches her how to help women to give birth and Heloise became a very good midwife. She also has powers of healing. She's very respected in the little village Lucie-sur-Vionne, is married and has a wonderful little girl. Everything seems perfect until appears the plague. Heloise wants to help everyone but her husband is afraid she gets sick and infects also her little girl.
How will Heloise keep her promise to her mother? It's the third book in the series but I did not need to read books one and two to have an understanding of the story. However, after having read this one, I plan to go back and read the first two in the near future, I'm especially curious to see the same village in two completely different historical periods. This was a great read that left me turning the pages, eager to know what was going to happen next.
The author does a great job in describing vividly the village and its traditions, she makes you feel like you are actually there. I have no hesitation in recommending it highly. One of those books that once started was nigh on impossible to put down and yet at the same time one of those novels that you didn't want to pick up knowing that every page read was a page closer to having to say goodbye to some wonderful characters not to mention the end of an exceptional trilogy.
The third in the Bone Angel Trilogy. Whilst the books are connected by three generations of women proud to have been passed down an angel talisman they are quite different stories though perhaps the f One of those books that once started was nigh on impossible to put down and yet at the same time one of those novels that you didn't want to pick up knowing that every page read was a page closer to having to say goodbye to some wonderful characters not to mention the end of an exceptional trilogy.
Whilst the books are connected by three generations of women proud to have been passed down an angel talisman they are quite different stories though perhaps the first, Spirit Of Lost Angels, is more similar to Blood Red Angel than the second, Wolfsangel and as such can be read as stand alone reads or in which ever way the reader so wishes. Superstition, pestilence, an oath sworn on a dead mother's soul, medicine, religion and most of all a wonderful heroine.
In short, not only does she write beautifully, Liza Perrat is also a master storyteller who manages to bring to life both the people and places of her novels and I for one can't wait to find out just where her next book will take me. Copyright: Tracy Terry Pen and Paper.
Disclaimer: Received for review from the author, no financial compensation was asked for nor given. Oct 27, C. The year is not a good time to be a healer in Europe. When she threatens an invading bandit chieftain with the power of her angel talisman, her enemies are more than ever convinced that she dabbles in witchcraft.
Le mort bleu —known to history as the Black Death—arrives quietly on a ship from the east. At first, the villagers make little of it. Here in Blood Rose Angel we learn the origins of the talisman and the history of the female healers who pass it from one generation to the next. Interview at New Books in Historical Fiction Dec 10, Maryline M's Bookshelf rated it it was amazing. Lucky for us history lovers, we do have authors like Liza Perrat. As with all her novels, Liza really invests in getting her readers acquainted with the historical setting.
She gives you an amazing insight in the day to day lives, worries and challenges of her characters and their surroundings, which makes for an incredibly detailed and in-depth backdrop for her main story. Liza's storytelling and writing truly transports you, and time and time again she finds a way to write characters that are truly "historical".
Everything about their character and their believes fit the era, so much so that they are at times difficult to relate to. Although the amount of superstition, prejudice and the role woman played are horribly frustrating, it's nothing less than wonderfully authentic. She'll be tested in many ways and it's fascinating to see how she and the people around her deal with those challenges. I won't go into any specifics about what exactly those struggles are; you'll just have to read it yourself. Blood Rose Angel should be on the shelf of every historical fiction lover.
Highly recommended read. They are full of details that bring us to the depths of despair and raise us to the heights of elation. Midwife Heloise stands apart from her fellow villagers. She lives on the edge of the brilliantly evoked Lucie-sur-Vionne and brings many of its children into the world. Mark Helprin. The Winter Witch.
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