In this particular Blog Tour for historical fiction's one and only Philippa Gregory and her first Young Adult book, we have been asked to pick an era to go back to if you could.
So, in my case, it has always been a no-brainer. I would choose to go to Elizabethan England, and stroll through history meeting Shakespeare and delighting in one of history's greatest moments. What book lover wouldn't choose meeting Shakespeare? Although I have to admit, after watching Midnight in Paris, the 1920's in Paris sounds pretty tempting as well. But for this answer I stick to the Golden Age of the Elizabethan era.
What era would you go back to?
Dark myths, medieval secrets, intrigue, and romance populate the pages of this first in a four-book teen series from the #1 bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl. The year is 1453 and all signs point to it being the end of the world. Accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, handsome seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is recruited by a mysterious stranger to record the end of times across Europe. Commanded by sealed orders, Luca is sent to map the fears of Christendom and travel to the very frontier of good and evil. Seventeen-year-old Isolde, a Lady Abbess, is trapped in a nunnery to prevent her from claiming her rich inheritance. As the nuns in her care are driven mad by strange visions, walking in their sleep, and showing bleeding wounds, Luca is sent to investigate and driven to accuse her. Forced to face the greatest fears of the dark ages—witchcraft, werewolves, madness—Luca and Isolde embark on a search for truth, their own destinies, and even love as they take the unknown ways to the real historical figure who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds the secrets of the Order of Darkness.
Philippa Gregory is the author of several internationally bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. She lives in the north of England with her family and welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com. Order of Darkness: Changeling is her first novel written for teens. Find out more!
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