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Historic Fiction Review and Book Give-Away – Deadly Peril

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Deadly Peril by Lucinda Brant

Review by Jerelyn H. (I-F-Letty)


Alec, Lord Halsey is sent on a diplomatic mission to Midanich, imperial outpost of the Holy Roman Empire, to bargain for the freedom of imprisoned friends. Midanich is a place of great danger and dark secrets; a country at civil war; ruled by a family with madness in its veins. For Alec it is a place of unspeakable memories from which he barely escaped and vowed never to return. But return he must, if he is to save the lives of Emily St. Neots and Sir Cosmo Mahon. 
In a race against time, Alec and the English delegation journey across the icy wasteland for the castle fortress where Emily and Cosmo are imprisoned. The severe winter weather is as much an enemy, as the soldiers of the opposing armies encamped along the way. Awaiting him at his destination is the Margrave and his sister, demanding nothing less than Alec’s head on a pike

When does an author become a favorite?  When I first read Lucinda Brant I liked her style, I like the subject matter, and the time period. I knew by the second novel I read that she was something very special, and she is only getting better. She writes in a classic style, almost a throwback, of the best past romantic mystery writers, minus the purple prose. (I always bring this up as it is a pet peeve of mine.) She expertly captures the whole Georgian period. The world at this time was changing at break neck speed. There was untold wealth and prosperity, science and technologies where undergoing change.  Social issues so long denied were being looked at by an enlightened few. The world was opening up and Britain was at the epicenter of this change.  Brant captures that change, and you find yourself surrounded by the culture, the manners, the fashion, and politics of the period. The good the bad the beautiful, and the downright creepy might be a better way to express it.

In Deadly Peril we leave England and cross the North Sea, to where the adventure and mystery begins. As always Brant really gets you from the first chapters. I love the historical details that she brings to light like little presents, (definitely go to her Pinterest boards, for each book and see what inspired the details.) This being the 3rd in the “Deadly” series, the cast is well known to you by now, but don’t let that put you off if you’ve not read the first two.  Brant is a talented enough writer that she weaves the backstory effortlessly into the current work without bogging the new storyline down.  I will warn you however you will go get the first books, fortunately they are available in all mediums, print, e-books and audio.  While this one at the time of this writing is not out in print or audio, they will be by January.

I’ve been listening to books a lot more lately, this way I can do all the things I must do in a day while listening to the great stories that are as important as air to me.  Ms. Brant has built a relationship with the very talented actor, Alec Wyndham who has to date recorded eight of the ten novels she has published. Alec Wyndham is a remarkable talent and his work voicing these books is truly not to be missed. Marian Hussy voices the Salt books and also does an outstanding job.

Would you like to win a copy of Deadly Peril? Comment here on the Blog, for a chance to win. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left by PaperBackSwap members. Good Luck to all!

Also coming in January, an interview with Lucinda Brant right here on the PaperBackSwap Blog!

Other books in this series:

Deadly Engagement

Deadly Affair

The Roxton series

Noble Satyr

Midnight Marriage

Autumn Duchess

Dair Devil

Roxton Family Letters

Coming soon: Proud Mary

Let us not forget:

Salt Bride

Salt Redux – ebook

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Author site http://lucindabrant.com/

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14 Responses to “Historic Fiction Review and Book Give-Away – Deadly Peril”

  1. mary scott says:

    sounds like something I’d love to read especially if it’s a series

  2. Carol G. (clynsg) says:

    Haven’t heard of this series before, but sounds like one I need to add to my list!

  3. I enjoy historical fiction…. currently reading through Anne Perry. I will definitely be checking her out!

  4. Liz N. (lizn) says:

    I always can count on a good read from Lucinda Brandt. She never disappoints and she also offers a lot of historical information. And I also like her covers … they’re usually somewhat unique.

  5. Deb B. says:

    Oh no — more books to add to Mt. TBR. Gee, thanks. (Excellent review, by the way.)

  6. Dawn W. (dawn11) says:

    Sounds like a good series!

  7. Eadie B. (eadieburke) says:

    Sounds like something I would love to read! I love historical fiction and series.

  8. Julie Rupert says:

    This sounds like something I would like and then could pass to my mom for her to enjoy.

  9. Cindy W. (lovetheocean) says:

    I love historical fiction!

  10. Betty V. (bettyv) says:

    I’d give it a whirl!

  11. Cassandra C. says:

    If the book is as good as the review, I’m sure it will be worth reading!

  12. Michelle F. (Micky) says:

    Sounds like an interesting book.

  13. Nancy taylor says:

    I love to reads multiple books in a series….will have to check them out!

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