Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Dangerous Remedy review

The first in a dazzling, commercial, historical adventure series set in the extravagant and deadly world of the French Revolution. A whirlwind of action, science and magic reveals, with a diverse cast of fearless heroines, a band of rebels like no other.

Camille, a revolutionary's daughter, leads a band of outcasts – a runaway girl, a deserter, an aristocrat in hiding. As the Battalion des Morts they cheat death, saving those about to meet a bloody end at the blade of Madame La Guillotine. But their latest rescue is not what she seems. The girl's no aristocrat, but her dark and disturbing powers means both the Royalists and the Revolutionaries want her. But who and what is she?

In a fast and furious story full of the glamour and excesses, intrigue and deception of these dangerous days, no one can be trusted, everyone is to be feared. As Camille learns the truth, she's forced to choose between loyalty to those she loves and the future.

Occasionally, there are books with an arresting voice that I know will become favourites from the very beginning. Dangerous Remedy is a beautifully written novel that is full of action and romance.

I'm a huge fan of novels with a large cast but I often find it hard to keep the characters straight. Even minor characters in Dangerous Remedy are memorable and the main characters are flawed, believable and interesting. 

There is an intricate, utterly engrossing plot and I loved how I didn't know who to trust, or who was going to make it to the end.

The novel is obviously very well researched. Through evocative descriptions and facts, Kat Dunn gets the perfect balance of capturing the dangerous world of the French Revolution without weighing the plot down with unnecessary details.

I absolutely loved this book and I don't know how I'm going to wait for the sequel. Dangerous Remedy is out on 7th May in ebook and the hardcover date is to be confirmed.

Thank you to Zephyr for the review copy!




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