I feel like this week is all about historical fiction over8/25/2021, 5:34:48 PM
I feel like this week is all about historical fiction over here (synopsis on this one below). I’m not even done yet either. I’ve still got some more great ones to share. (I’ll hold off though and mix it up for the remainder of the week.) . How do you like your historical fiction? I often read comments from people who get downright outraged if they think something is not historically accurate. I’ve got mixed feelings and for me it depends on how far back the history goes. I think the older the history, the less I care about accuracy, even if there is substantial evidence that prove one thing or another. . But the more recent the history, like say, within the lifetime of my grandparents to now, I think it ought to be pretty straight. Maybe because the older histories have been passed down almost like fairy tales and about lifestyles and time periods so long past that it passes easier as fiction for me? I’m not sure why I have made this distinction. . Where do you draw the line between history and fiction? . “Masks and Shadows” by Stephanie Burgis incorporates magic, which I am a big fan of and I’ve heard so many good things. Really looking forward to this read. . Synopsis from Goodreads: The year is 1779, and Carlo Morelli, the most renowned castrato singer in Europe, has been invited as an honored guest to Eszterháza Palace. With Carlo in Prince Nikolaus Esterházy's carriage, ride a Prussian spy and one of the most notorious alchemists in the Habsburg Empire. Already at Eszterháza is Charlotte von Steinbeck, the very proper sister of Prince Nikolaus's mistress. Charlotte has retreated to the countryside to mourn her husband's death. Now, she must overcome the ingrained rules of her society in order to uncover the dangerous secrets lurking within the palace's golden walls. Music, magic, and blackmail mingle in a plot to assassinate the Habsburg Emperor and Empress--a plot that can only be stopped if Carlo and Charlotte can see through the masks worn by everyone they meet.