Publish date: April 2008
Pages no: 375
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Books About Books
, Historical Fiction
This is not solely a work of historical fiction, as it is interspersed with a modern setting. However, the details of Corsair abductions carried out on the English coasts in the early 17th Century, told in exquisite and exotic detail, despite the horrors upon those whom it befell, makes this a stell...
A romance/adventure of a girl from Cornwall who is abducted straight from her church by Barbary pirates, and sold into slavery.This book was published as 'The Tenth Gift' but I read an ARC which still had the 'Crossed Bones' title on it, and I'm putting my review here because, seriously, I never wou...
The Tenth Gift was such a different premise to my current reading that I admit I found it difficult to get my head into a non-zombie, non-post-apocalyptic state of mind, and it has taken me nearly a month to complete. Not because I didn’t enjoy it, but because I kept getting distracted by all the ot...
Liked the twin stories of the current and the historical. In thinking about this one, I still can't believe that I can like the story but not the protagonist. I sent a copy to my sister to get her take on the parts of the story that take place in Morocco. Final verdict: Good
I have put this book back on my shelves after creating a shelf enitled "not-to-read". It sounds interesting so I want to make sure I never pick it up by mistake.
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