Review: Into The Fire, Manda Scott

Into The Fire opening line: Encore en feu …

Into The Fire
Into The Fire
Into The Fire

There is a secret hidden within a body, burning within the flames, that will change history forever. 2014: In the French city of Orleans, a man’s charred corpse is found in a burned-out hotel, stripped of all ID. Police captain Ines Picaut must hunt down his killer before others fall prey to the fire. She has only one clue: the name of a woman who has been dead for over five hundred years. 1429: Joan of Arc is taking the war to the English. They want her dead but the only way to reach her is through a fiercely loyal inner circle – until undercover spy Tomas Rustbeard finally earns her trust…The myths of the past hold the key to the mystery of the present, but how many must die before the truth is laid bare?

My blurb:

This book is in two parts, one covering modern day Orléans, and the other, the history of Joan of Arc. In the current day novel Ines Picaut is caught between having to discover who is lighting fires in the town and her relationship with her husband. She realizes she is just a pawn in his political ambitions. What she doesn’t realize is just how much she is being played. The historical novel proposes a truth to whom the woman known as Joan of Arc really was.

My verdict:

I got the sensation that two different people had written this book. Manda Scott is a great story teller and perhaps the book would have been better split in two. One dealing with history and the other with the modern novel. I must say I preferred the historical novel way more as I learnt something new. And it made me think. I would suggest you read this book if you are a fan of Joan of Arc.

Publishing information:
ISBN: 9-780-55216-957-8
Format: Paperback
Published June 2016
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
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8 thoughts on “Review: Into The Fire, Manda Scott

  1. This book sounds good to me. Love your review.
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    1. It was an interesting read 🙂

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  2. Thanks for the review Tandy – I love modern novels! Im always looking for new books to read so have added this to my amazon basket (bang goes my January spending ban, hehe!)

    Happy New Year!

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    1. I like the concept of not spending in January but that won’t be possible with me 🙂

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  3. Great review Tandy, will have to check out this book, I love historical info.
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    1. Then you will love this book 🙂

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  4. I remember seeing the Joan of Arc film and being amazed by the extraordinary story. Interesting about the book seeming written by two people!
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    1. I must look out for the movie!

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