Today we have a review from Jessie, she blogs at http://behindthewillows.com/
Jessie chose to read and review The Highlander by Zoe Saadia
The Highlander by Zoe Saadia
Can you say… Tenochtitlan, Tepanecs, Tlaxcala and Nezahualcoyotl three times fast?
Yeah, me neither.
But at least now I know what they are! (An Aztec capital, a mesoamerican tribe, a town, and an heir to Texcoco, in case you were wondering.)
The Highlander jumps right to the story, immerses it in history and never pauses to lecture on the subject. This can be a bit confusing when mesoamerica circa 1400’s is completely new to you (as it was to me) but worth it. If given the choice between initial confusion and interrupting the flow of a story to give a history lesson, I’ll choose initial confusion every time. And, as happens in well done historical fiction, by the end of this fairly short book I had many of…
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