Voices: The Final Hours Of Joan Of Arc by David ElliottVoices: The Final Hours Of Joan Of Arc by David Elliott

Voices: The Final Hours Of Joan Of Arc

byDavid Elliott

Hardcover | March 26, 2019

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Bestselling author David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life and death. Joan of Arc gets the Hamilton treatment in this evocative novel.

Told through medieval poetic forms and in the voices of the people and objects in Joan of Arc's life, (including her family and even the trees, clothes, cows, and candles of her childhood), Voices offers an unforgettable perspective on an extraordinary young woman. Along the way it explores timely issues such as gender, misogyny, and the peril of speaking truth to power. Before Joan of Arc became a saint, she was a girl inspired. It is that girl we come to know in Voices .
David Elliott is a NY Times bestselling children's author. His many titles include: And Here's to You!, The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle, The Evangeline Mudd books, Finn Throws a Fit!, Jeremy Cabbage and the Living Museum, and In the Wild . His most recent titles include On the Wing, This Orq. books, and Nobody's Perfect . Born...
Title:Voices: The Final Hours Of Joan Of ArcFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:208 pages, 8.39 × 5.92 × 0.82 inShipping dimensions:8.39 × 5.92 × 0.82 inPublished:March 26, 2019Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1328987590

ISBN - 13:9781328987594


Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Difficult Writing Style I am giving this book 2 stars for my personal reading experience and enjoyment of this story, but it truly does deserve a higher rating when it comes to the talent of the author's writing. While reading, I could identify that the author was clearly talented in his writing skill; however, the verse format was too complex for me to enjoy the story that was being told through it. I find everything surrounding the story of Joan of Arc interesting and due to that it was a good read for the content, but this book will be for those who have an enjoyment in different styles of poetry. Specifically complicated poetry because in no way was the writing in this volume simple. Unfortunately, I think this was a case of where the writing style was not my 'taste' and because of that, it affected my overall reading experience. I know that there will be others who have an interest in this style of writing and for them, this novel will be beautiful. ***Thank you to Raincoast Books for sending me an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review***
Date published: 2019-05-31

Editorial Reviews

Early praise for Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc : A stunning and innovative reimagining of the life and death of one of history's most badass ladies. Captivating from start to finish and unlike anything I've ever read." -Mackenzi Lee, New York Times best-selling author of The Gentlemen's Guide to Vice and Virtue "By giving Joan of Arc voice, Elliott manages to give her agency and makes her passion, faith, and determination live and breathe on the page. Compelling, engaging, and triumphant, Joan the maiden warrior shines far brighter than her fiery fate." -Robin LaFevers, New York Times best-selling author of Courting Darkness and the His Fair Assassin trilogy "Elliott enchants. Voices will draw a new generation to the mystery of the peasant girl whose conviction and audacity shattered all conceptions of class and gender." -Kirsten Cappy, Children's Book Consultant, Curious City "Elliott's exquisite detail and imagery lift this tale of female valor into an almost mystical dimension." -Pat Lowery Collins, author of The Fattening Hut and Hidden Voices, The Orphan Musicians of Venice "The implicit call-to-action in Elliott's tender but searing novel-in-verse is perhaps the clearest voice of all: the fire within each of us can be an unstoppable force for change in a world that continually seeks to burn what it cannot control." -Amy Cherrix, Malaprop's Bookstore "This book is a marvel. Each poem is so pure, so intense, so full of story-moving energy that I couldn't put it down and read the whole book in a gulp. I loved it." -N. Griffin, author of The Whole Stupid Way We Are "A clever and searing page-turner story told by a master." -Patricia Hruby Powell, author of Loving Vs. Virginia and Josephine "