Saturday, December 4, 2010

Coming Soon: Review of The Fiddler's Gun

Another novel nominated for the INSPY Award in the historical fiction category is The Fiddler's Gun by A.S. Peterson. In the coming weeks after the winners are announced on December 13th, you can expect to see a review of The Fiddler's Gun here on the blog. Until then, here's a bit about the story to whet your appetite:

America is on the brink of war with England, and Fin Button is about to come undone. She's had it with the dull life of the orphanage, and she's ready to marry Peter and get away from rules, chores, and a life looked after by the ever-watchful Sister Hilde. But an unexpected friendship forms between Fin and the fiddle-playing cook, Barimaeus, which sets her on a course for revolution.

With Bart's beloved fiddle and haunting blunderbuss as her only possessions, Fin discovers her first taste of freedom as a sailor aboard the Rattlesnake. She's hiding some dark secrets, but there are bigger problems for the crew - they are on the run from the Royal Navy, and whisphers of mutiny are turning the captain into a tyrant.

When Fin finally returns home, will she find Peter still waiting, or will she find that she's lost everything she once held dear?

6 comments:

Amber S. said...

Wow! This one sounds really interesting! :D I'll look forward to reading your review!

~Amber

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooooo I need to read this too!

Kristin said...

That is a really beautiful cover!

~Kristin

Ruth said...

@Amber - Thanks! Hopefully with the holidays and everything I'll be able to get reviews up in a relatively timely fashion. :)

@Juju - I think maybe you'd like it. :)

@Kristin - I KNOW!! Love it!

Jennifer said...

Sounds good!

Ruth said...

@Jennifer - I was surprised by it - definitely an author to watch!