Alchemy of Fire E–pub READ


  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • Alchemy of Fire
  • Gillian Bradshaw
  • English
  • 08 June 2018
  • 9780727860972

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  1. says: Alchemy of Fire E–pub READ Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Gillian Bradshaw Gillian Bradshaw » 8 Characters

    Gillian Bradshaw » 8 Characters Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Gillian Bradshaw Review Alchemy of Fire Plot 3 distracted and overly fracturedCharacters 5 genuine personalities not given sufficient developmentAccuracy 10 well researched account including many obscure detailsThe 7th century Arab siege of Constantinople is a great setting for a novel and the invention of Greek Fire is an amazing achievement in its own right However the book fails utterly to capture any sense of this wonderhorror In fact it seems largely u

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    Alchemy of Fire E–pub READ If you’re looking for thoughtful well researched historical fiction Gillian Bradshaw is a good bet — and she doesn’t always stick to the beaten path producing stories about Caesars and Cleopatras Island of Ghosts for example surprised me by having a Samartian hero serving the Roman army in Britain Not an Italian not

  3. says: Review Alchemy of Fire Alchemy of Fire E–pub READ Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Gillian Bradshaw

    Review Alchemy of Fire Gillian Bradshaw » 8 Characters Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Gillian Bradshaw I really like Gillian Bradshaw but I think I've read too many of her books I found this novel completely predictable The characters beautiful independent business woman and nerdy scientist love interest were identical to those that have appeared in her other historical novels The plot didn't have any twists or surprises and the setting of Constantinople didn't really shine through as vividly as some of Bradsh

  4. says: Review Alchemy of Fire Gillian Bradshaw » 8 Characters Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Gillian Bradshaw

    Alchemy of Fire E–pub READ so far i'm not into this bookusually there is a real depth to her characters that seems to be missing in this boo

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    Alchemy of Fire E–pub READ Not bad I like Gillian Bradshaw so I can be forgiving of boring parts of the book Her books always have an interesting strong female character and are good historical fiction

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    Alchemy of Fire E–pub READ Gillian Bradshaw » 8 Characters Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Gillian Bradshaw If Bradshaw spent time on imbuing her characters with the life and culture of the period and less time showing is she’s done her research on it she could be a good his to all fiction writer She could learn a lot from Mary Renault As it is

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    Alchemy of Fire E–pub READ One of the best historical fiction authors This is about the invention of Greek Fire and so much

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    Review Alchemy of Fire Gillian Bradshaw » 8 Characters Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Gillian Bradshaw I liked parts of this story but it seemed a bit all over the place like the authoress couldn't decide what character to follow The

  9. says: Alchemy of Fire E–pub READ Gillian Bradshaw » 8 Characters Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Gillian Bradshaw

    Alchemy of Fire E–pub READ Anna has made it a point in her life to remain fiercely independent in a world where a woman is expected to marry Formerly the concubine of the brother of the Emperor who died in disgrace she has devoted herself to raising their now twelve year old daughter Theodosia and to running the successful perfume shop she owns When a grubby stranger named Kallinikos arrives at her shop wanting to buy used perfume maki

  10. says: Alchemy of Fire E–pub READ Gillian Bradshaw » 8 Characters

    Alchemy of Fire E–pub READ Gillian Bradshaw is one of my favorite historical fiction writers so I look forward eagerly to new books from her Sadly Alchemy of Fire was a disappointment and I say that with great reluctance Set in Constantinople in the 7th centu

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Alchemy of Fire

Alchemy of Fire Free download Ù 8 Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Gillian Bradshaw Gillian Bradshaw » 8 Characters Out her daughter is forced into the open Anna must accept huge upheaval and recognize her feelings for Kalliniko. I liked parts of this story but it seemed a bit all over the place like the authoress couldn t decide what character to follow The slow burn romance was pretty sweet and I liked it was about two mature adults not simply very young people I liked the historical aspect and descriptions of course Ms Bradshaw never fails to pull you right through the pages and into the homes streets battlefields or palaces of the times I loved the interesting descriptions and examples of being a perfume maker back in the day Super fascinating I did however find my interest lacking after about the halfway mark it didn t seem to progress with as much tension as many of her other books and though was pleased with the happy ending it felt a bit lackluster I admit to being a bitdisconcerted with how the authoress felt the need to acknowledge several times how she didn t want to come across as racist against Muslim s by describing their brutal practices in lifestyle and war It is about historical events that happened and the facts of brutality among races and religions and other factions did and still do happen It is not one of the peaceful religions as our Wars today against such factions still exist It s okay to mention if it s grounded in truth surelyAnyway it s a good book but not the best

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Alchemy of Fire Free download Ù 8 Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Gillian Bradshaw Gillian Bradshaw » 8 Characters Constantinople 672 ad Ex concubine Anna is attempting to raise her daughter well but as an Arab invasion threate. If you re looking for thoughtful well researched historical fiction Gillian Bradshaw is a good bet and she doesn t always stick to the beaten path producing stories about Caesars and Cleopatras Island of Ghosts for example surprised me by having a Samartian hero serving the Roman army in Britain Not an Italian not a Brit but a whole different view I don t think I ve seen anyone do before Her writing reminds me of Rosemary Sutcliff at times it scratches the same sort of itch though her books are adultAlchemy of Fire is set in Constantinople and follows the fortunes of the owner of a perfume shop There s intrigue and politicking and there s romance as well and the story is set against the backdrop of the Arab attacks on Constantinople It s the invention of Greek fire but it also deals with motherhood and the experience of seeing a child you love grow up with grief with falling in love against all sense and without realising but not in some instantaneous magical way The emotional journey felt real and I was rooting for it from the beginning because it didn t feel as though Anna was somehow destined to marry It felt like it could have remained friendship or ended badly or anythingI found it touching and absorbing even though I wouldn t call it unputdownable It takes its time for all that it only comprises 250 pages or so It didn t strike me with brilliance like a couple of Bradshaw s other books but I enjoyed itReviewed for The Bibliophibian

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Alchemy of Fire Free download Ù 8 Download Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Gillian Bradshaw Gillian Bradshaw » 8 Characters Ns and Kallinikos an alchemist working on a secret weapon to use in the seige comes into their lives a secret ab. If Bradshaw spent time on imbuing her characters with the life and culture of the period and less time showing is she s done her research on it she could be a good his to all fiction writer She could learn a lot from Mary Renault As it is couldn t get past the 1st 100 pages before Giving up out of boredom