Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his fathers plot to assassinate the king of England.Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.But what if death finds him first?Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesnt do something soon, hell be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plotclaiming it will put an end to the plagueThomas is in.The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father an...
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Will ya just look at that purdy cover! Stunning! What really impressed me here is that it is obvious Brandes has carried out a great deal of research into the historical events that take place in this book. She then takes those events and mixes them with a magical fantasy world that is simply magnificent! This combination was unique, exciting and a work of creative genius. I didn't want to leave that amazing world once I had finished reading and found myself wishing I had read it much more slowl ...more
Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes
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3 / 5
I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic system. But on the downside, this was a very long and slow read for the length.
Hadn’t I always dreamed of being her knight? Saving the day? Only I’d saved nothing. She’d been her own knight and I’d stood by like a gaping spe ...more
FAWKESSSSSS!!!!!! I waited so long for this beautiful book to show up on my porch and OH MY WORD the cover did not disappoint. It's SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! *all the heart eyes*
What I loved about this book: First, the magic system. It took me to get awhile to understand what was going on but once I figured it out I loved it. Second, the characters!!! ALL the characters had a noticeable motivation, were incredibly well developed, and I really cared about them. Third, Emma and Thomas. Enough said. *squea ...more
Originally, Fawkes was not a book I thought I would be interested in reading. Though historical fantasy sounds good to me in theory, it's always been hard for me to get past the meddling in history that the genre requires. However, in more recent years (and strangely enough, the more I learn about history) the less concerned I've been with this. Case in point: My Lady Jane. A few misgivings aside, I thought it was a hilarious and impossibly charming historical fantasy.
Fawkes, therefore, suddenly ...more
Sadly this is a DNF for me.
It boggles my mind how a book that supposedly has everything I love in books ended up being the book that I didn't love.
Historical fiction? - check!
Beautiful cover? - check!
Magic woven into history? - check!
YA book that doesn't have any unnecessary and annoying sex scenes? - check!
The execution of all of those things together? - ehhh...
I honestly don't know what, or even how that happened? The premise seemed so promising. The cover obviously caught my cove ...more
Historical Fantasy is what dreams are made of.
It has been five days since I finished this book and I'm still recovering. This book is just...wow.
Historical fantasy is a genre I've discovered I really enjoy. From Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer Sorcery and Cecelia trilogy that was a huge part of my childhood to the more recent My Lady Jane, I've enjoyed nearly every one I've read. And Fawkes was no exemption.
Some historical fantasy, like My Lady Jane, unabashedly throw history out the window and tell you repeatedly that actual his ...more