Historical

Leonardo the Florentine by Catherine Jaime (Book Review #286)

Leonardo the Florentine is a historical fiction about the life, travels, and biography of Da Vinci. This book is a representation of an attempt to provide an insightful and educational view of how Leonardo’s life was before he became the famous Da Vinci. After reading the book, there is no doubt in the vast and immense knowledge of the author over the subject matter, however, what did transpire within the content may not have been as informational as it could have been. []

Failure in Philadelphia? By Catherine Jaime (Book Review #287)

Failure in Philadelphia? Is a short historical fiction about Henry. He is a teenager and servant at a boarding house in Philadelphia. As the time rises for the country to come up with a revision of the Articles of Confederation, Henry is asked to learn and to report back to the British Consul of everything he learns about it. Henry is able to do this because the people that stay over where he works are delegators. He becomes a spy, and that []

American Civil War by William D. Willis (Book Review #249)

This book review was requested by Lean Stone Book Club. American Civil War is a non-fiction history book about America and how the deadliest wars effected its country. It covers subjects like how Lincoln ended slavery and how the Confederate were defeated. This book does not, by all means, cover an extent and in-depth version of the incidents. However, what it does cover is enough for someone who really has no idea about the topic. The author expresses the wish to analyze the []

Southern Dust by Caspar Vega (Book Review #251)

This review was kindly requested by Caspar Vegan. Southern Dust is an old school pulp adventure using several narrators to tell an interconnected Southern story. The tale begins with Gretchen. She lives in Alabama has a cotillion coming up and she also is looking to find a husband. For those of you who don’t know what a cotillion is – it’s a French country dance, a social gathering that was popular in the 18th century. There is more dialogue than description when []

“Stalking the Shadows” by BJ Edwards (Book Review #246)

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of “Stalking the Shadows” by BJ Edwards] Stalking the Shadows is a complex historical fantasy story set around 12,000 years ago in megalithic Britain. The climate is harsh and fear lives amongst the Neandethals, one of the last surviving clans. As the story begins, it is clear that there is a rivalry between the homo Neanderthals and the Homo Sapiens. Hamek, is the chief of the Homo Sapiens. Hamek’s son, Dimek, is injured on a hunt []

War of Rain by H.W. Vivian (Book Review #223)

This review was kindly requested by H.W. Vivian War of Rain is a young adult fantasy novel written about a girl named Miri. Earth has moved closer to the sun causing geographical problems. The sky is no longer blue and the ground is dusty. Earth’s recourses have been reduced and barely anything can be grown to eat. Rain is a hot commodity. Miri and the people of her village pray to the God, Kalono in order to receive rain and then exchange []

The Goddess by H.W. Vivian (Book Review #225)

This review was kindly requested by H.W. Vivian The Goddess is a young adult novel written about Clara and her two brothers. She accidentally causes trouble which then leads to a war. The book is similar, in some aspects to War of Rain but this time the Stratos is allied with purists, which are like hippies, and the ice clan. Clara and her brothers have a secret and no one should find out. At the same time, a woman comes out of a []

Canada by William D. Willis (Book Review #250)

This review was kindly requested by Lean Stone Book Club. Canada is a non-fiction history book about the history of this wonderful country. It is a short book covering the basics from the aboriginals, Vikings, British and French colonization, places and events that make what Canada is today. What I enjoyed most about this short book is that the content covers what Canada’s influence is in the world today. The extent of the influence is affected by the country’s economic, military power and []

Destitutio Quod Remissio by Beau Armstrong (Book Review #214)

Destitutio Quod Remissio by Beau Armstrong Destitutio Quod Remissio is a historical fiction written about a good Christian named, Marcus. The story is set in the 4th Century where faith is a secret and those exposed get to lose everything. As it happens, Marcus is betrayed and his faith is uncovered, followed by him losing his wife and unborn child. As Marcus seeks refuge, finding Benjamin Truvia, the leader of the hidden church, he also discovers who was behind the betrayal. He []