Fools’ Gold by Philippa Gregory

Fools’ Gold by Philippa Gregory. The third book in the Order of Darkness series: Changeling, Stormbringer, and Dark tracks. This too can be read as a stand alone novel.

Fools Gold by Philippa Gregory

I’ve enjoyed this book less than the other books in the series. I feel the focus was placed too much on the romance and not enough on the stories, like in the first two books.

Because I didn’t read young adult books before, for me it takes a while to adjust to the simplistic style. I’m still willing to read the last book in the series. I’m doing that now, at the time this post is published. As a teenager I’ve read fiction suitable for adults. My mother never said anything about it, actually she encouraged me to do that. As I said, the style is, thus, a bit basic and repetitive.

The story follows Luca Vero, a member of the Order of Darkness, Brother Peter, Luca’s clerk, alongside his servant Freize, Lady Isolde of Lucretili, her Muslim servant-companion Ishraq. Furthermore, a new and interesting character appears, Radu Bey, someone who was real. He was Romanian, brother to Vlad the Impaler (Dracula), and a close friend to Mehmed II, the Ottoman sultan. He will appear in the last book too.

Fools Gold by Philippa Gregory

Details about the picture: The feathers are cruelty free. Sometimes birds that are coming in my garden to have their breakfast, lunch, and dinner shed some feathers. I collect them, to use as props for my pictures. The black one is from a magpie, the others from pigeons.
My rating: 4/5 Stars.
Would I recommend it: Yes
Published by: Simon Pulse
Year it was published: First published in 2014
Format: I’ve read it on the eReader
Genre(s): Historical Fiction. Young Adult.
Pages: 272

About the author: Philippa Gregory is one of my favourite authors of historical fiction. See more details in my blog post about the books I’ve read by her.
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