The Silver Blade
A stirring tale of magic and revolution- fans of The Red Necklace won't want to miss it. The year is 1794. With his beloved Sido safely in England and the Reign of Terror at its height, mysterious Yann returns to revolutionary France to smuggle out aristocratic refugees who will otherwise face... show more
A stirring tale of magic and revolution- fans of The Red Necklace won't want to miss it. The year is 1794. With his beloved Sido safely in England and the Reign of Terror at its height, mysterious Yann returns to revolutionary France to smuggle out aristocratic refugees who will otherwise face the guillotine. But while the two are apart, Yann?s Gypsy origins prejudice Sido?s guardian against their marriage, thwarting their longed-for reunion. When Sido is kidnapped under strange circumstances, however, Yann must use all his strength and courage to outwit the evil Count Kalliovski, rescue Sido, and help save all of France. As she did in The Red Necklace and the award-winning I, Coriander, Sally Gardner spins an epic tale that combines a vivid sense of history, characters full of Dickensian drama and fascination, and a sizzling adventure with touches of magic and romance.
Publish date: September 17th 2009
Publisher: Dial Books
Pages no: 362
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, European History
, French Revolution
Series: French Revolution (#2)
"With The Silver Blade like The Red Necklace and I, Coriander before it, Gardner deftly weaves historical fiction and magical realism in a way that is particularly suited for teen audiences while also not talking down with them."See full review at:http://sometimesjenniferreads.wordpress.com/2012/05/...
The sequel to Gardner’s The Red Necklace (brief review). This focused a little more on the historical aspect, which I had felt was a little weak in the first book. I never fully connected to the characters, though. [May 2011]
Excellent ending to the Red Necklace. I'm so sad there won't be any more in this series. Sally Gardner is now on my favorite author list.
3.5 Stars, read 16-17th November, 2009Sequel to The Red Necklace, and the conclusion of Gardner's French Revolution series.The story picks up approximately 18 months after the ending of The Red Necklace. Yann Margoza has been in France all this time rescuing people from the guillotine and the atroci...