Friday, August 12, 2016



Today's post is on Alexandria by Nick Bantock. It is the second in his Morning Star trilogy. It is 58 pages long and is published by Chronicle Books. The cover is yellow with a postcard in the center of a Hummingbird. The intended reader is someone who likes book art, fantasy plots, and reading other peoples mail. There is no language, no sex, and no violence in this book. The story is told from the first person perspectives of the main characters. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the dust jacket- Matthew--
You have felt Isabella's heat and the experience unnerved you. What if I were to tell you that your fears are back to front, that your failure to let go and fully embrace Isabella is the thing most likely to destroy you? That your coming together is an essential part of a grand design?

Intrigue turns to danger and romance turns to passion as Matthew Sedon and Isabella de Reims, lovers separated by continents, struggle to make sense of a world beyond experience. Only the guidance of Griffin Moss and Sabine Stroheim--experienced navigators of myth and reality--can keep them safe. In Egypt, mysterious forces vie to keep Matthew away from his archaeological dig just as he is about to make a vital discovery, one that may explain his increasingly strange and strong connection with Sabine. In the boulevards of Paris, under Griffin's tutelage, Isabella learns to trust her own powerful instincts.

Review- So much happens in this book. We are finally getting some idea about what is really going on in this world. Isabella is the center of the plot because of her visions and we get the return of the villains. And the art is so beautiful. The little drawings in the corners of the letters or the pictures on the front of the post cards; just makes it all the more fun to read theses books. The mythology is just to interesting and fun. The four main characters all have different voices and I want to hear more from them about everything that is going on in the story.

I give this book a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this book with my own money.