Remember, remember, the fifth of November,
It’s England, 1604. There is a silent war being fought in London between the Keepers and the Igniters; the Keepers are convinced that the Igniters are the cause of the Stone Plague-a plague that turns people into stone statues-but the Igniters are positive that the Keepers started it. King James, the Igniter king, once promised sanctity to the Keepers; but he went back on his word. And now the Keepers are angry. Angry enough to commit treason.
The Gunpowder treason and plot…
Thomas Fawkes is a plagued boy without a mask; the lowest of the low. When his father, the famous Keeper soldier Guy Fawkes, offers him a chance to become healed of the Stone Plague and earn his mask, he’s in. Their plan: to blow up Parliament and the Igniter king. Is murder and treason worth healing and honor? Are the Keepers really in the right, and Igniters in the wrong? And will Thomas’ participation in the plot harm the family of the girl he loves?
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ‘twas his intent
November 5th is fast approaching. And when it comes, Thomas’ choices could rule the fate of many.
To blow up the king and Parliament;
Fawkes, written by Nadine Brandes and published in 2018 by Thomas Nelson, is an amazing story of intrigue, swordplay, gunpowder, and love. This book was very well written; the dialogue was excellent and the story flowed fairly well. Fawkes would fall under the historical fantasy genre, and is at a medium reading difficulty.
Threescore barrels of powder below,
I would highly recommend this book for ages 13+. There is some action and intense scenes; as well as some mildly mature elements. A profound story with an outstanding plot and heart-wrenching twists. 4 out of 5 stars.
Poor old England to overthrow…