Today is my turn on the blog tour for The Coronation by Justin Newland.
Here’s the blurb :-
It is 1761. Prussia is at war with Russia and Austria. As the Russian army occupies East Prussia, King Frederick the Great and his men fight hard to win back their homeland.
In Ludwigshain, a Junker estate in East Prussia, Countess Marion von Adler celebrates an exceptional harvest. But this is soon requisitioned by Russian troops. When Marion tries to stop them, a Russian Captain strikes her. His Lieutenant, Ian Fermor, defends Marion’s honour, but is stabbed for his insubordination. Abandoned by the Russians, Fermor becomes a divisive figure on the estate.
Close to death, Fermor dreams of the Adler, a numinous eagle entity, whose territory extends across the lands of Northern Europe and which is mysteriously connected to the Enlightenment. What happens next will change the course of human history…
Prussia is at war.. Countess Marion von Adler must do everything she kind to protect her people. Starvation is the main problem when a young man arrives on the estate..it causes no end of issues…first of all it’s another mouth to feed.. but there’s more to it than that..this man has fought in the war..for the enemy.
Lieutenant Ian Fermor, left by his follow soldiers dreams of an eagle.. it’s a sign to the lieutenant he must stay a help the estate. His life now has a different purpose!
The detail comes at you from all directions, tension building..sub plots. There’s a bit of mystery and suspense built in as the plot weaves together.
The Coronation is the spiritual journey of von Adler and Fermor… it’s a nice mix of historical fiction and fantasy. Historical fiction is my thing so I enjoyed the detail in this one but mix in that fantasy edge and you’ve got something quite unique.
There’s sooo many characters thrown in, each as unique and intriguing as the plot so it’s not a tale to rush. Take your time to really take the detail in.
Overall The Coronation is a complex and intriguing tale. Plan some time to immerse yourself in the authors style and flow and you’ll enjoy this supernatural historical tale.
A unique 4 star read from me!
My thanks go to the author, the publisher and ZooloosBookTours for having me on the tour and for providing me a copy of the book to aid my review! 😊
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About the author –
Justin Newland is an author of historical fantasy and secret history thrillers – that’s history with a supernatural twist. His stories feature known events and real people
from history which are re-told and examined through the lens of the supernatural. He
gives author talks and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Bristol’s Thought for the
Day. He lives with his partner in plain sight of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, England.
The Genes of Isis is a tale of love, destruction and ephemeral power set under the
skies of Ancient Egypt. A re-telling of the Biblical story of the flood, it reveals the
mystery of the genes of Isis – or genesis – of mankind.
The Old Dragon’s Head is a historical fantasy and supernatural thriller set
during the Ming Dynasty and played out in the shadows the Great Wall of
China. It explores the secret history of the influences that shaped the
beginnings of modern times.
Set during the Great Enlightenment, The Coronation reveals the secret history of
the Industrial Revolution.
His latest, The Abdication (July, 2021), is a suspense thriller, a
journey of destiny, wisdom and self-discovery.