Thursday, February 15, 2018

Blood Rose Angel by Liza Perrat


Paperback: 382 pages                                                                                                 
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Triskele Books 2015
Source: The author in return for an honest and unbiased review.
First Sentences: 'Christ's toenails, ignore him Heloise,' Isa chided, as I glared at Drogan sauntering towards us through the market-place stalls and customers.
Setting: France
My Opinion: I was delighted to obtain a copy of Liza Perrat's third novel as I thoroughly enjoyed the first two in her trilogy, 'Spirit of Angels' and 'Wolfsangel'  The trilogy 'L'Auberge des Anges' (The Bone Angel) all feature the 'Angel Talisman' and although they can be read as stand alone novels, it seems a shame not to read the complete series.
Blood Rose Angel is another well researched novel from this this talented author, that more than met my expectations. I therefore recommend Liza Perrat as an author well worthwhile reading. She writes in a way that will draw you in, especially if you are a fan of historical fiction.

Links to my Previous Reviews: 

Spirit of Angels   Wolfsangel 

Précis Courtesy of Goodreads:

1348. A bone-sculpted angel and the woman who wears it––heretic, Devil’s servant, saint.

Midwife Héloïse has always known that her bastard status threatens her standing in the French village of Lucie-sur-Vionne. Yet her midwifery and healing skills have gained the people’s respect, and she has won the heart of the handsome Raoul Stonemason. The future looks hopeful. Until the Black Death sweeps into France.

Fearful that Héloïse will bring the pestilence into their cottage, Raoul forbids her to treat its victims. Amidst the grief and hysteria, the villagers searching for a scapegoat, Héloïse must choose: preserve her marriage, or honour the oath she swore on her dead mother’s soul? And even as she places her faith in the protective powers of her angel talisman, she must prove she’s no Devil’s servant, her talisman no evil charm.

Blood Rose Angel, from the spellbinding The Bone Angel series, tells a story of continuing family traditions, friendships overcoming adversity, and how good and evil are too often bestowed on fellow humans in the name of faith––Zoe Saadia, author of 'The Rise of the Aztecs' and 'The Peacemaker' series.

Medicine, religion, and love intertwine in this captivating, richly-detailed portrait of a young woman’s search for identity as the Black Death makes its first inroads into Europe. Liza Perrat uses her training as a midwife and her experiences living in a French village to create a compelling and unforgettable heroine determined to heal the sick in a world still ruled by superstition––C. P. Lesley, author of The Golden Lynx and The Winged Horse

Video Trailer for 'Blood Rose Angel ' Courtesy of YouTube

Liza Perrat talks to Catriona Troth about her Auberge des Anges trilogy, set in rural France and the latest novel set against the Black Plague.

Author Profile

Liza grew up in Wollongong, Australia, where she worked as a general nurse and midwife for fifteen years.
When she met her French husband on a Bangkok bus, she moved to France, where she has been living with her husband and three children for twenty years. She works part-time as a French-English medical translator.

Since completing a creative writing course ten years ago, several of her short stories have won awards, notably the Writers Bureau annual competition of 2004 and her stories have been published widely in anthologies and small press magazines. Her articles on French culture and tradition have been published in international magazines such as France Magazine and France Today.

Spirit of Lost Angels is the first in the historical "L'Auberge des Anges" series set against a backdrop of rural France during the French Revolution. The second in the series, Wolfsangel, set during the WWII Nazi Occupation of France, was published in October, 2013. Liza is currently working on the third in the series, Midwife Héloïse - Blood Rose Angel, set during the 14th century Black Plague years.
Friends, Family and Other Strangers is a collection of humorous, horrific and entertaining short stories set in Australia.
Liza regularly reviews books for the Historical Novel Society and Words with Jam magazine

Photographs, Trailer and Biographical Information courtesy of the following sites.

Goodreads Author Profile   Liza Perrat - Twitter    Author's Official Website - Liza Perrat

Blog - Liza Perrat - Author  Facebook Profile - Liza Perrat     Amazon - Author Profile

You Tube Video

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