All tagged Books with Historical References
Fantasy gets a bad rap for being predictable genre fiction. But The Key to the Half Worlds by Andrew Chaplin surprised me. It’s time to put our prejudices against fantasy aside and read more of it. Included in my review of The Key to the Half Words is a fun side note about the history of washing machines and a discussion of why we should stop using the term “guilty read.”
After finding out he’s the descendant of a witchslayer, Frankie and his friends are transported to medieval Italy in order to save a young girl from the evil Strega. In my review of Beyond the Wicked Willow: Chronicles of a Teenage Witchslayer by M.J. Rocissono I explore Rocissono’s entertaining fantasy adventure and take a look at the history of the Italian tradition of La Befana.