Interview

Interview with Historical Fiction Writer, Anne Blankman

If you have been reading my blog you’ll probably have seen the praise I have for the Prisoner of Night and Fog duology. If you haven’t, however, seen my reviews then don’t worry I’ll leave the links at the bottom of the post but make sure to stick around for the interview!

I can’t believe I have the absolute pleasure of welcoming Anne Blankman to my blog and I cannot wait to ask her some of the questions I’ve been wondering about. Anne Blankman has written three historical fiction novels for young adults such as the Prisoner duology and Traitor Angels.  Now, without any further ado lets start the interview with fabulous historical fiction author, Anne Blankman.  Continue reading “Interview with Historical Fiction Writer, Anne Blankman”

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Review

Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman

Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke is the sequel to Prisoner of Night and Fog. The genre is historical fiction set in the world war two period. Read my review of book one to see why I recommend it.

Anne Blankman has delivered a fantastic sequel to a fantastic start to a series. Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke begins about a year after Gretchen and Daniel escape to England in search of sanctuary from the Whitestones. We learn of harsh injuries inflicted on Daniel’s cousin back in Germany and how Daniel does not hesitate to get the first train back to Germany. He does this partly due to loyalty and love for his family but also due to his need to do something worthwhile. Something useful. Unfortunately though this also sends Gretchen spiraling back to Germany to face old faces she thought she’d never have to see again.
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Review

Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

I don’t know what I can say about Prisoner of Night and Fog that will portray accurately how much this book is worth reading. I have so many thoughts and feeling about this piece of writing which I hope to convey to you through this review.

This book tells the truth. The truth of a horrific time period and the point of view is so different from other historical fiction novels set in the Nazi Germany era.

So do you want to know what it’s about?

Our protagonist is a girl called Gretchen who considers Hitler her ‘Uncle Dolf’. Her family has high privileges due to her fathers sacrifice. He took a bullet for Hitler during the Munich Putsch and due to this, our protagonist views Hitler as her father figure but then she meets Daniel, a Jewish reporter.
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