itibaren Lodipur, Uttar Pradesh 228001, Hindistan
Biraz hayal kırıklığına uğradığımı itiraf etmeliyim ki bu benim en sevdiğim yazarlardan biri olduğu için söylememi acıtıyor. Kısa öyküler Blackbird House'da olduğu gibi güzel bir şekilde iç içe geçmedi ve yazı ondan beklediğim kadar güzel değildi.
The year is 1848, and the place is Ireland, devastated by the potato blight that has swept the countryside and left the poor farmers without their main source of food. Twelve-year-old Fiona McGilray and her family are among the lucky ones - her father has a job working on the landlord's flax farm. But when the landlord decides the farm is not making a profit, all the workers, including Fiona's father, lose their jobs. After Fiona's older sister dies, her parents decide the only way to protect their children is to send them to their relatives in America. When Fiona's father is arrested, Fiona's mother decides to just send Fiona and her older brother Patrick immediately. They flee in the middle of the night and board a ship for Boston. The voyage takes many weeks, and many do not survive. Fiona and Patrick arrive in America strangers in a strange land. Unable to find their relatives, they live in a tiny basement room, taking whatever work they can find to survive. Fiona fights to overcome hunger and prejudice, and to work toward the day when she will see her parents and younger siblings again. This book was over all an enjoyable read. Parts of it seemed to perfect or happy given the hardships most immigrants faced. But this book (and others in the Journey to America series) should appeal to young girls who enjoy historical fiction such as the Dear America series.
I loved this book! Erik Larsen has a way of weaving page-turning tales out of historic fact, even though you know what happened and how it's going to end. I've read this and Devil In The White City; Isaac's Storm is next on the list and then I'll read In The Garden Of Beasts. I highly recommend Mr. Larsen's books!
An excellent companion to the previous Heir books. The Dragon Heir brings together all of the characters and story lines previously introduced and combines them into another fast-paced, high-action book. There are several surprises, and, while it provides a satisfying ending to this particular chapter in the wizard's war, the conclusion leaves it open to more interesting places to explore within this world.