(expected) Book Birthday: July 10, 2018
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Fiction
Blurb|Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.
Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.
But what if death finds him first?
Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot—claiming it will put an end to the plague—Thomas is in.
The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.
The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.
No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back. @Goodreads
Thank you for Thomas Nelson Fiction for letting me have an e-galley through Netgalley in exchange of a honest review.
It is a usual fantasy where in you can see the protagonist fight for the right of the people but what made this different is that I don’t know if what they’re fighting for is good or bad. The Protagonist, Thomas has a stone plague in his one eye, he is supposed to have a color test but his father didn’t showed up so the color test was cancelled and without his mask he is no one. He tried to find his father and that is how he got into a group that is plotting to kill the king. While trying to figure out if what he was fighting for is for the good or worse, he is also struggling on connecting with the most powerful color that they said is bad.
At first I thought it was a typical fantasy dystopian book and I almost put it down a lot of times in the beginning but when I got into the middle, being so confused what to believe in, It started to intrigued me as I got into the world and how the color power works I enjoyed it so much. The plot is simple but a page turner. The characters are well developed and enjoyable to read specially when white is starting to get in his head. Thomas have his own mind and that’s what I like about him, seeing two sides of the story and standing up for what he believes in even if all of the people he knew against it.
This is perfect for the fans of Red Queen.