My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A revisionist historical fiction with a scifi twist…I’m worried about giving away spoilers before you’ve read it. Let’s just say that Sylvain Neuvel handles multiple time periods, and voices, with panache, in a way I’ve rarely seen before. At first I thought it was going to be sort of like Hidden Figures, but then it turned into more like VillainElle. Embedded with real historical (but unbelievable!) events, but narrated by 2 women who are part of an age-old matriarchal assassin group, and their Tracker, the fun never stops. I think this book would be enjoyed by many people young and old. Lots of violence, and covert operations….sort of a The Da Vinci Code embedded with real facts and a captivating storyline. My only criticism: It gets a bit long in the tooth at about 2/3 before racing to a satisfying ending.
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