About the Book:
Publication Date: July 1,2014
Formats: Ebook, Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction/Time-Slip
Series: The Graham Saga
Revenge and Retribution is the sixth book in Anna Belfrage’s time slip series featuring time traveller Alexandra Lind and her seventeenth century husband, Matthew Graham.
Life in the Colony of Maryland is no sinecure – as Alex and Matthew Graham well know. But nothing in their previous life has prepared them for the mayhem that is about to be unleashed upon them.
Being labelled a witch is not a good thing in 1684, so it is no wonder Alex Graham is aghast at having such insinuations thrown at her. Even worse, it’s Matthew’s brother-in-law, Simon Melville, who points finger at her.
Not that the ensuing hearing is her main concern, because nowadays Alex’s entire life is tainted by the fear of what Philip Burley will do to them once he gets hold of them – there is no longer any ‘if’ about it. On a sunny May afternoon, it seems Philip Burley will at last revenge himself on Matthew for every single perceived wrong. Over the course of twenty-four hours, Alex’s life – and that of her family’s – is permanently changed.
As if all this wasn’t enough, Alex also has to cope with the loss of one of her sons. Forcibly adopted by the former Susquehannock, Samuel is dragged from Alex’s arms to begin a new life in the wilderness.
How is Alex to survive all this? And will she be able to put her damaged family back together?
I was raised abroad, on a pungent mix of Latin American culture, English history and Swedish traditions. As a result I’m multilingual and most of my reading is historical – both non-fiction and fiction.
I was always going to be a writer – or a historian, preferably both. Instead I ended up with a degree in Business and Finance, with very little time to spare for my most favourite pursuit. Still, one does as one must, and in between juggling a challenging career I raised my four children on a potent combination of invented stories, historical debates and masses of good food and homemade cakes. They seem to thrive … Nowadays I spend most of my spare time at my writing desk. The children are half grown, the house is at times eerily silent and I slip away into my imaginary world, with my imaginary characters. Every now and then the one and only man in my life pops his head in to ensure I’m still there. I like that – just as I like how he makes me laugh so often I’ll probably live to well over a hundred.
I was always going to be a writer. Now I am – I have achieved my dream.
For more information, please visit Anna Belfrage’s website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
This sixth installment of the Graham Saga picks up pretty much where the last one left off but things don't look any brighter for Alex and Matthew. Those every present Burley Brothers sans one are still trying to kill them and maintain that preternatural ability to find them any time, anywhere no matter how far they have traveled in the interim. There are hints of promise of their demise but I don't believe it. I'm beginning to think they are vampires or werewolves or something. Whatever beast they might be they are pure evil.
Evil comes in other forms in this period in history as it's the time that people are suddenly afraid of witches and are seeing them in their neighbor's every strange occurrence. Consequently due to some erm, family issues Alex's brother in law accuses her of being a witch and hysteria reigns. This combined with Indian issues, the aforementioned Burleys and a few other minor problems sprinkled in for good measure make this the darkest chapter in the Graham story. That does not mean that it is all sturm and drang - there is some light in and amongst the darkness which is why I feel compelled to look forward to the next book.
Ms. Belfrage is an excellent writer and her attention to historical detail and character development are spot on. When I read her books I feel I am well and truly part of the characters' world. I just really think this couple needs a bit of peace for heaven's sake.
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