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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Prisoner of the Inquisition

Waiting on Wednesday is a cool meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

This week I am waiting on:

Prisoner of the Inquisition by Theresa Breslin

Released 1st April 2010 UK, Doubleday Children's Books

I am a huge Theresa Breslin fan. She has written two of my favourite books: The Medici Seal and the Nostradamus Prophecy. Both were books that I just could not put down. I have been waiting and waiting to find out about Theresa's new book and then the lovely Lauren @ Random House tweeted me a link.


Here is the summary from Amazon:
Zarita is used to basking in the pampered lifestyle being the only daughter of the town magistrate affords; she is free to roam the town as she likes, consort with the son of a nobleman and spend her days studying the arts. Saulo's family have fallen on hard times, and when his father is hanged for an assault on Zarita he did not commit and Saulo is hauled off to be a slave at sea, Saulo swears revenge. But when Zarita's mother dies in childbirth, and the formidable and frightening Inquisition arrives in the area, a curtain of suspicion and brutality comes down on her old life for good. Saulo may believe that Zarita is his sworn enemy, but in a time when the whole of Spain is in turmoil, are him and Zarita each other's only hope of survival?
If you are a fan of historical fiction, you really should read her books. They're awesome!

14 comments:

Rebecca Herman said...

I saw this a while back and thought it looked good. So I preordered it online (since I live in the US) from the Book Depository (love that store)

brizmus said...

I've never heard of her, but I love historical fiction, and this sounds absolutely fab!

Christina/Book Addict said...

I love historical fiction, too. This sounds like something I would like. I need to keep my eye out for this one.

Lea said...

The synopsis sounds fabulous! Awesome choice, Becky!

Shweta said...

The summary is great. I hope the book is equally good. I haven't read anything by this author so I guess I need to go book hunting :)

Lori said...

Interesting choice. The cover is amazing, and the blurb is interesting. Here'sMine.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Interesting! Different! Cool ;)

Alayne said...

Interesting read, with a REALLY creepy eye ball cover! Haha. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Sasha said...

Ooh I like the eye on the cover lol! Great pick :)

Lauren said...

I'm not a major fan of historical, but if you like this author so much she must be worth a look. Interesting pick.

LovesSam said...

Im not a fan of historical fiction, doesn't really float my boat, but this one sounds good. Ha just realised that i've basically said the same as Lauren!

prophecygirl said...

Ooh I've got this but haven't read it yet, and have never read a Breslin book. I will do soon, though! :)

I Want To Read That said...

ooh - I keep looking Theresa Breslin but never read one - think I might have to now:)

Becky said...

Yay Sammee! Really hope you give Theresa Breslin a try.