Sorry that it has been such a long time since my last review, I have been very busy preparing for my new school in September. I will soon be making a vlogging channel on Youtube for reviewing books as well as my blog!
Today I am going to be reviewing the first three books in the Order of Darkness series, which are: Changeling, Stormbringers and Fools’ Gold. This is the first time that I have read anything by Philippa Gregory and I believe this is her first series for young adults. She is a very successful historical writer for adults. It is not my usual genre, but I read a book by Lucy Worseley, who is another historical writer, and thought I would try some more. The books are also adventure and romance.
The series is set in medieval Europe. Because religion was so powerful then (1460) people believed that the ‘end of days’ was coming.
The books tell the story of a group of young traveling companions that are ordered by a mysterious lord to travel all over Europe to find signs about the end of days. It is full of secrecy and excitement and it kept me hooked through out the series. It is great to see the story and characters unfolding through their journey and what they come to learn about each other.
The main characters are:
Luca who is on the mission to find clues about the end of days. Luca is brave and and after having his parents ransomed as a child, he will do anything to get them back.
Frieze is Luca’s servant who is loyal and takes much pride is serving Luca. Frieze is kind and corageous, he would always risk his life for others.
Isolde is Lady who is trying to get back her inheritance is very hard working and she will do anything she can to over throw her dishonest brother and win back her castle.
Ishraq has been with Isolde her whole life and will serve her and keep her safe no matter what. Ishraq is very well educated and can put up a fight.
This books is great for anyone over 10 years old who loves a historical adventure.
I hope that another book will come out in this series. The three books so far leave the reader on a cliffhanger. I would love to see where the journey takes them.
Keep reading 🙂