Fawkes

Fawkes

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 pe Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father?s plot to assassin...

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Title:Fawkes
Author:Nadine Brandes
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Fawkes
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Fawkes Reviews

  • Jill Williamson
    Feb 21, 2018
    I loved it. This is a brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns 17th century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted boo...
  • Roobie
    Mar 01, 2018
    ?4 stars? There has always been fear. There will always be fear. It's up to us to stand tall, even when the fear demands we bow to it. I reeeeeally enjoyed this! It was a tiny bit slow at times and I didn't really care for Thomas (he was kinda selfish and whiny) but I l...
  • C.G. Drews
    Jul 01, 2018
    I'm always here for a good bit o' dark magic and assassination plots, so I was really excited to read Fawkes! I also know like NOTHING about the original Guy Fawkes, so this reimagining of London with Guy Fawkes' son as the narrator, and add in a bit of a devastating stone plague and a...
  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Jul 22, 2018
    About this book: ?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 h...
  • Carolyn
    Sep 17, 2018
    I love the gorgeous cover and liked the sound of this book but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. Based on the story of Guy Fawkes, Nadine Brandes retold the gunpowder plot in a magical version of England. Unfortunately I never got a clear idea of the system of magic or m...
  • Deborah O'Carroll
    Mar 27, 2019
    (First posted on my blog HERE.) I finally read FAWKES and, awkwardly, I didn?t love it. *shifty eyes* *stows self away behind fortifications* Firstly, taste in books varies, and this review is just my personal opinion! FAWKES wasn?t my cup of tea, but if it?s yours, that?...
  • Katie Grace
    Nov 15, 2017
    If you think the cover is epic, just wait until you read the book. SO GOOD. ...
  • Galaxy Adventurer
    May 25, 2018
    Imagine a world where a mask gives you the ability to communicate with colors and move items of that color. Now imagine that in 17th century London with a cruel king and two different groups wanting the other gone. Now add a plot for the Keepers to take over the government by assassina...
  • Hayden
    Jul 11, 2018
    Originally, Fawkes was not a book I thought I would be interested in reading. Though historical fantasy sounds good to me in theory, it's always been hard for me to get past the meddling in history that the genre requires. However, in more recent years (and strangely enough, the more I...
  • Kelly Brigid ♡
    Jul 21, 2018
    ?Not a single day has been promised to me. Do not deny me this moment.? Firstly, I need to express my admiration for the stunning cover. I?m an absolute cover-judger and I must say that the art work is so alluring! It is what first drew me towards this book, and the synopsis...
  • Nadine Brandes
    Nov 13, 2017
    ARE YOU READY? (Okay can we take a minute to talk about how Goodreads has a "read", "to read", and "currently reading" option...but what about "wrote"? Because just clicking "I read this book" doesn't really capture what me and this book truly went through.) *added later* Pe...
  • Ivana - Diary of Difference
    Jul 09, 2018
    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is one of those books that draws you into a world, enlightens you with its magic, and then sends you back to reality, so you can enlighten others while you glow. Nadine used the history of Guy Fawkes a...
  • Cesar
    Aug 07, 2018
    2.75 stars. Historical fiction has always fascinated me in the sense that I am reading a story that takes place hundreds of years ago. I get to read about how people lived back then, important historical dates and figures, as well as learning something new. Add in elements of fa...
  • Atlas
    May 17, 2018
    Safety is an illusion, Thomas Fawkes * * * 3 / 5 I loved the premise of Fawkes: historical British fiction with a fantasy element. Thomas Fawkes is the (invented?) son of Guy Fawkes but added into this classic story of gunpowder and treason and plot is a really innovative magic ...
  • Jane Maree
    Nov 13, 2017
    Fawkes is a Historical Fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, from the perspective of Thomas--Guy Fawkes' teenage son. It follows his struggles and journey as he becomes part of this plot to kill the king and rid England of the terrible Stone Plague. The very plague that Thomas himse...
  • Sarah
    Nov 14, 2018
    A parallel England, 1604 Thomas Fawkes is embarrassed. He?s sixteen now, the only student at St. Peter?s Color Academy in York who hasn?t been given his own mask and can?t speak to any color. (I?ll explain to the best of my ability, something the book itself neglects to do)....
  • Elaina
    Jan 29, 2019
    ~3.5 stars~ This one was a lot different than I was expecting...I liked Nadine's writing and the narrator's voice was great! (Always enjoy accents :P lol) Idk, just some things felt weird to me...like the white light. I did not know if it was supposed to be good or bad and it was a ...
  • Serethiel ☽ ✨
    Nov 13, 2017
    5 stars // f a w k e s OH. MY. WORRRRD. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS WAS SO FREAKIN' AMAZING, YOU GUYSSS. <333 Thomas was so relatable; Emma was fantabulous. The worldbuilding was wonderfully immersive. The story was just SO masterfully written, so fantastically told... THE AL...
  • Kat
    Apr 23, 2019
    In a mix of historical fiction and fantasy, Thomas, son of Guy Fawkes suffers from a plague ravaging England that turns its victims to stone. He?s managed to conceal the sickness behind an eyepatch, but when his absentee father fails to send the mask he needs to complete his magical ...
  • m a r y l i z
    Aug 08, 2018
    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. I'm going to need time to recover, my friends. Just . . . my mind is blown. L I K E S: - The characters were kind of phenomenal. It's been a long time since I've read about characters who completely stole my heart. THEY WERE AMAZING. I expected to dislike...
  • Iryna *Book and Sword*
    Jul 03, 2018
    2/5 stars Sadly this is a DNF for me. It boggles my mind how a book that supposedly has everything I love in books ended up being the book that I didn't love. Historical fiction? - check! Beautiful cover? - check! Magic woven into history? - check! YA book that doesn't h...
  • JonathanT
    Aug 27, 2018
    This book is a perfect example of why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE historical fantasy when it?s done well?it?s grounded in facts but leaves plenty of room to be wildly imaginative. And wildly imaginative is exactly what this book is! Even as someone who doesn?t typically read about magic,...
  • Katelyn Buxton
    Mar 17, 2019
    I have to admit, when I heard that ?historical fantasy? was actually becoming a real genre, I was skeptical. In my head, the two terms tended to cancel the other out, so what could there possibly be left to write about? Worse, would it be hard to tell what was true and what was not...
  • R.F. Gammon
    Feb 14, 2018
    Okay, so first of all, a MASSIVE thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ARC of this book!!!!! Now let's talk review. Wow! I read the Out of Time series not long before blasting through Fawkes, and while they're both very different (and I think that in general I liked OoT a litt...
  • Lisa Elis
    Oct 17, 2018
    Oh wow Nadine Brandes DELIVERS AGAIN and I'm an eternal fan ? This book is set in autumn/winter so HEY YOU ALL PERFECT TIME TO GO READ IT!! I started reading and the first third of the book was kinda slow?? So slow that I let off a third way through for TWO MONTHS basically. Unti...
  • Lila Kims
    May 01, 2019
    Color me impressed.* What a fantastic story! I felt so connected to Thomas (he's incredibly relateable), and the tight plot + unique magic system kept me eagerly turning the pages. I'm so glad I got the opportunity to pick up this book, seeing as I've been dying to read it basically...
  • Nasom
    Nov 20, 2018
    Full Review This was surprising good for historical fiction When I started this, I didn't even know it was inspired by true events but as they kept mentioning people that I've heard of (King James, Martin Luther) I had a feeling the story was a metaphor! What I liked - ...
  • Addy S.
    Jan 22, 2019
    Ah, but you have something they don't. And what's that? Something worth fighting for. Wow. THIS BOOK. Ever since reading the A Time to Die trilogy by Nadine, I just knew I had to get my hands on Fawkes! Her writing is p h e n o m e n a l, and the whole storyline of this one ca...
  • Nicki Chapelway
    Aug 29, 2018
    This book. This book was so good. It has me at a loss for words. This isn't my usual genre. I don't tend to really like to read fictional historical novels having to do with actual people from history, but I've been branching out lately. And the books that I have read have all been ...
  • Liz F.
    Apr 23, 2019
    THIS BOOK IS JUST SO GOOD, WOW! THERE'S THOMAS AND EMMA AND JUST THIS WHOLE BOOK IS SO GOOD! I'll definitely be reading more from this author. :) ...