Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Changeling

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Changeling by Philippa Gregory
Pub. Date: May 22, 2012



Goodreads says, "The year is 1453. Eighteen-year-old Luca De Vere is brilliant, gorgeous—and accused of heresy. Cast out of his religious order for using the new science to question old superstitious beliefs, Luca is recruited into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon, commissioned by Pope Nicholas V to investigate evil and danger in its many forms, and strange occurrences across Europe, in this year—the end of days.  Isolde is a seventeen-year-old girl shut up in a nunnery so she can’t inherit any of her father’s estate. As the nuns walk in their sleep and see strange visions, Isolde is accused of witchcraft—and Luca is sent to investigate her, but finds himself plotting her escape.  Despite their vows, despite themselves, love grows between Luca and Isolde as they travel across Europe with their faithful companions, Freize and Ishraq. The four young people encounter werewolves, alchemists, witches, and death-dancers as they head toward a real-life historical figure who holds the boundaries of Christendom and the secrets of the Order of the Dragon.  The first in a series, this epic and richly detailed drama is grounded in historical communities and their mythic beliefs. Philippa Gregory’s trademark touch deftly brings the past—and its salacious scandals—vividly and disturbingly to life."


*I will read anything that Gregory writes; I am a HUGE fan of her work.  I am excited for her to branch out and start writing YA.  I hope it doesn't disappoint!  What do you guys think?

14 comments:

  1. I am not sure about this one, but then again I am not always sure about Gregory any more.

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  2. I had no idea she was starting to write YA and historical fantasy at that.

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  3. Never read her before but would love to start. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I haven't read a Gregory book because I don't read too many adult books, but I'm excited for this! I do love historical novels! :)

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  5. I'm so excited for this one! I'm very curious to see how it'll be,

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  6. Wow, sounds great & that covr is wonderful. :)

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  7. I have only Read The Other Boleyn Girl and I really liked it. I'll check this out.

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  8. All I have to say is YES PLEASE!!!! Love Philippa Gregory!

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  9. I'm so looking forward to this one too. Can't wait!

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  10. Wow I had no idea she was writing this! Adding it to my to-read list

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  11. Oh wow. I've read quite a few of her courtesan England work but I never realized she's venturing into YA. I can't wait! I'm adding this to my to-watch pile. Thanks for sharing ;)

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