Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman


This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

Traitor Angels

     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.
 


Expected Publication: May 3, 2016
Published by: Balzer + Bray

Why I'm Waiting: Normally I'm not a huge fan of historical fiction or anything to do with it, but this one is about one of my favorite classics EVER, Paradise Lost. I would love to see how this epic poem is incorporated into the MC's life! 

2 comments:

  1. Oooh interesting! I've been seeing this one around a bit lately! Which naturally starts to make me curious!

    Hope you enjoy it too!

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  2. I'm neither much of a fan historical fiction or classics so I'll probably pass on this one but I hope you enjoy it! Happy reading
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