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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The story's not strong here. The idea of wielding magic with colours controlled by a face mask is not really an interesting one to me strangely enough. It seems limiting but at the same time not... the rules aren't defined and everything is rather vague. And the Guy Fawkes aspect is just... I mean it's just a different story and I don't think the colour magic added anything to it at all.
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
Last Friday I couldn't sleep. So I curled up on the couch for an hour with Minky blanket and Fawkes--and the next morning, after some sleep, I curled up and binge-read the rest of it. :)
There's always a little nervous feeling when you get a new book from an author you like. Will you love it as much as the others? The Out of Time series was such a loveable series with vivid characters, so I really wanted to know how Fawkes would feel. It had a delicious cover: check. But what about the story ins ...more
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Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow.
Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes and the failed attempt to blow the parliament as a base to her story, that follows Guy Fawkes’s son, Thomas, into an incredible magical journey.
‘’A foundation of truth represents what life was intended to be.’’
Thomas is ...more
There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it.
I reeeeeally enjoyed this!
It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I loved the rest of the characters and the story was awesome. The historical fantasy aspect was great and I loved the masks, the colour powers and the fact that Guy Fawkes and the plotters were actually in the book.
EMMA IS M ...more
I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or more importantly why two factions with different beliefs were constantly trying to kill each other (and the King).
What I did understand was that a year before finishing school, students in special colour schools wo ...more
*wipes away tear*